University of Brighton

School of Applied Social Science

Community Psychology Program 

Degrees Offered: Master's (Terminal)


At A Glance

Full-time Faculty: 70

Full-time Faculty Identifying as Community Psychologists: 6

# of Students Admitted Each Year: 15

Available Student Assistantships: Some international scholarships are available

The Program

Program Alumni Information

The program focuses on training researchers and practitioners and will be of particular interest to those interested in developing a career in mental health. Graduates from the program are typically employed in education, healthcare and/or the nonprofit sector.  

U Brighton academic program photoTestimonials

"The Community Psychology MA was key for my development as an academic and as an advocate for social change. Studying for a masters is challenging, but the support offered to you is unprecedented. I enjoyed learning from people who take social action and social change as the core of who they are. So, I understood CP as a practice."

"There is an unique element to the course which is applying the theory as you go along. During the course, I started to develop my approach to questioning social issues because of the wealth of experience from the academic team. I have used the skills that I have gained during the course in my professional career on national and international community based projects."

"The Community Psychology MA was exactly what I was looking for, as I wanted to learn participatory theories and methods to empower people and change things in a collective way. I really liked that the learning process had the right balance between theory and practice, the professors were really approachable and the group of people I studied with were very diverse, which made the experience more meaningful. I also liked the systemic approach that CP has towards social justice, this really opened my eyes to view issues in a holistic way, understanding the endless possibilities to change things once you start uncovering the roots of social injustice.”

“A unique educational experience. A course tailored to my needs with exceptional educators."

Community Psychology Faculty and Research Interests

  • Exploring informal therapeutic spaces for mental distress 
  • Using participatory methods for multi-agency work on building community and voluntary sector capacity 
  • Activism, politics and social inequalities 
  • Mental distress, marginalization and exclusion 
  • Visual arts and social change 
  • Sexualities and social change