University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Environmental Psychology

**Why choose this course** How does the environment in which we live and work affect how we feel, think and act? What can be done to change the interactions between people and their environments to create a better tomorrow? If these are the types of questions which inspire you, then studying our MSc in Environmental Psychology could be ideal. Our School of Psychology established the first MSc in Environmental Psychology in the world in 1973. It is still just one of a few of its type in the world. **What you will study** Our academics will stimulate your curiosity with the theories, methods and practice of environmental psychology. Applying your knowledge to real-world problems, you'll also reflect on the issues of professional practice as you prepare for your career. From personal space in offices environments to climate change awareness, we study the relationship between people and environments at every scale. This is an exciting subject area which, in addition to psychology, will also expose you to elements of social science, environmental science and design. Choosing this course has the added benefit of providing you with strong links to academic institutions and research groups both in the UK and abroad. This includes the chance conduct your own project while supervised by a member of the Environmental Psychology Research Group - an organisation with a strong international reputation for research.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Architectural Engineering, Architectural Landscape, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Interior Architecture and Design, Psychology, Urban Planning, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

Course modules

Modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication. Please note that modules may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps. FULL-TIME Year 1 (full-time) DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS - Core ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Compulsory QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Compulsory APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Compulsory PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (PUST) - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Choose one from the listed optional modules in Semester 2. PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Compulsory QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Compulsory APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Compulsory PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (PUST) - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Choose one from the listed optional modules in Semester 2. PT - Choose two modules to take in each semester. Split the modules across two years as agreed with the Programme Leader. Part-Time students should consult with the Programme Leader at an early stage to discuss how best to address the course requirements across two years Year 2 (part-time) DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS - Core ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Compulsory QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Compulsory APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Compulsory PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (PUST) - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Compulsory Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Choose one from the listed optional modules in Semester 2. PT - Choose two modules to take in each semester. Split the modules across two years as agreed with the Programme Leader. Part-Time students should consult with the Programme Leader at an early stage to discuss how best to address the course requirements across two years

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site GU2 7XH South East

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