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Psychology of Prejudice and Discrimination (MSc, PGDip, PGCert)

Our psychology and counselling team have been directly involved in research, education, and policy work in areas relating to prejudice and discrimination.

This has included working with the Welsh Government, third-sector organisations, and other universities across the world on issues relating to prejudice and discrimination, asylum-seekers and refugees, and understanding societal intergroup harmony. The modules offered within this programme fits well with the expertise of staff within the discipline.


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Tuition Fees 2023/24:
Home: £7,800
Overseas: £15,000

Why choose this course?

There is currently no MSc in Prejudice and Discrimination in the UK that can be found. Issues of prejudice and discrimination have become increasingly prevalent within society over the last few years, and our understanding of the topic area has grown greatly; however, evidence-based exploration below research (PhD) level has been sparse, as indicated by the few courses available to specifically examine this topic area.

What you will learn

Course Overview

The programme of study provides students with the knowledge and critical evaluation skills desired of postgraduates in many areas of society, most notably third-sector organisations, government, and civil service at a local, national, and international level. This programme will address a topic area widely recognised at local, national, and international levels, but in an evidence-based and research-informed way that goes beyond much of the current training provided in the UK.

The programme also draws upon a number of the goals of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act (WFGA; 2015), in particular those of a more equal Wales; a globally responsible Wales; cohesive communities; and a healthier Wales.

Module Topics

Level 7

Part I:

PGCert, PGDip & MSc:

  • Advanced Research Design and Analysis (30 credits; compulsory)
  • Exploring Conscious and Unconscious Bias (30 credits; compulsory)
  • Genocide and Intergroup Conflict (30 credits; compulsory)
  • Solutions: Critical Approaches and Dilemmas (30 credits; compulsory).

Part II:


  • Applied Research Dissertation (60 credits; compulsory).

The assessments within this programme have been specifically designed to enable you to demonstrate a range of skills and knowledge directly relevant to a broad range of psychological professions and beyond. These include:

  • Professional presentations
  • Portfolio of research competencies
  • Systematic literature reviews
  • Practical skills assessments
  • Reflective reports
  • Research proposals
  • Research papers (Part II dissertation)

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Entry Criteria

Entry criteria is a 2.1 honours degree, or a good 2.2 honours degree (including research dissertation). Whilst we may consider applications from those with a background in a closely related area, due to the nature of this programme this would depend upon an assessment of academic writing and psychological research skills.

Additional Costs

You may be offered the opportunity to attend a relevant conference or external event, and if so you may be expected to contribute to the costs involved.

Further Information

Please get in touch with us if you have any questions related to the University or to this course in particular.