University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Social Psychology

You will learn theories, methods, and empirical findings in the field of social psychology, which are relevant to current social issues. These include: prejudice and discrimination; the relationship between moral judgement and emotions; the study of how individuals and groups interact to construct and maintain identities; and how these are related to social change and influence in contexts such as family systems and romantic dyads. The programme aims to provide you with an awareness of the historical and philosophical background of social psychology, an in-depth knowledge of contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches and research findings, and the ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research in the field.

Course modules

Example module listing: Social change and influence; crafting research: linking theory and methods; dissertation; qualitative research methods; preparation for academic research in psychology; intergroup relations; social cognition; conducting health psychology research; chronic conditions; psychological aspects of health care; maintaining health throughout the lifespan; aspects of experimental psychology; ergonomics and human factors; inquiry and design; psychological neuroscience: electrophysiology; psychological neuroscience: psychophysics and fMRI; key questions in environmental psychology: people and place; history and social psychology; psychology of sustainable development; the self and relationships; morality and emotions.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2018 - 12 Months
MSc Part-time September 2018 - 24 Months

Campus details

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

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