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Social Psychology

Master's level | 15 credits | Course code: PX2105
Spring 2020
50% Day
Period: 20 January 2020 - 7 June 2020
2) Only EU/EEA citizens and students with approved residence permit in Sweden can apply

About the Course

This course is for students with a solid background in bachelor-level Psychology, who are beginning or are currently studying at master's level. The course is well-suited for students who are particularly interested in psychological research on human thinking and behavior in social settings, and especially students with the ambition to move on to PhD-level studies.

Social psychology is the scientific study of how people’s thoughts, feelings, and behaviors operate in a social context. Since the early 20th century, social psychologists have examined some of the most fundamental questions about humans as social beings: What is the nature of stereotypes and prejudice? What principles determine people’s behavior in groups? Why are we attracted to some people and repelled by others? How do our attitudes form and how can we influence those of others? Moreover, social psychology contributes to the understanding of, and may offer solutions to, several problems in modern society, including racial discrimination, sexism, overconsumption, and intergroup aggression.

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Requirements and Selection

Requirements: At least 90 hec in psychology at Bachelor's level (first cycle), including a thesis of 15 credits, is required. Applicants must also prove knowledge of English: English 6/English Course B or the equivalent level as certified by an internationally recognized test, for example TOEFL or IELTS.

Selection: Selection is based upon the number of credits from previous university studies, maximum 225 credits.

Tuition Fee

Application fee: 900 SEK
Full course cost: 21 003 SEK
First payment: 21 003 SEK

EU/EEA citizens, Swedish residence permit holders and exchange students do not pay fees. More information on:

Study Guidance

Chrissie Evling, tel 031-7861670. E-post:


Department of Psychology
Box 500
40530 Göteborg
Visiting address: Haraldsgatan 1

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