University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Social Psychology

**Why choose this course** Does the science of how we think, feel and behave inspire you? Social psychology is the study of how these important aspects of our humanity can be affected by others and more. Our MSc Social Psychology course allows you to look at a range of the latest social issues through the lens of psychology. You will look deeper into the compelling science of how we think about ourselves and other people and how we influence and relate to one another. **What you will study** With a strong relevance to current social issues, you will delve into the intriguing theories, methods and evidence-based research within social psychology. During the course of your studies, you'll study such topics as prejudice and discrimination, moral judgement and emotions. Others areas you'll cover include exploring how individuals and groups interact to construct and maintain identities and the links between psychology and social change, families and relationships. Our course also provides you with an awareness of the historical and philosophical background of social psychology, while also giving you an in-depth understanding of contemporary approaches and how to conduct research in the field.

Entry requirements

MSc: A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in Psychology, or a recognised international equivalent. 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 BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WITH RESEARCH METHODS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN - Optional QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Compulsory THE SELF AND RELATIONSHIPS - Optional APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Optional PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (full-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Full-time students are required to complete four modules per semester in total: three compulsory modules and one optional module in Semester 1, and one compulsory module and three optional modules in Semester 2. PART-TIME Year 1 (part-time) ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WITH RESEARCH METHODS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN - Optional QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Compulsory THE SELF AND RELATIONSHIPS - Optional APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Optional PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Optional Optional modules for Year 1 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Part-time students split the modules across two years and they are required to complete two modules (either compulsory or optional) per semester Year 2 (part-time) DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS - Core ACADEMIC RESEARCH TRAINING - Compulsory BRAIN AND BEHAVIOUR WITH RESEARCH METHODS - Optional INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional MAINTAINING HEALTH THROUGHOUT THE LIFESPAN - Optional QUALITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL CHANGE AND INFLUENCE - Compulsory THE SELF AND RELATIONSHIPS - Optional APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY AND PUBLIC POLICY - Optional CHRONIC CONDITIONS - Optional HISTORY AND SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - Optional KEY QUESTIONS IN ENVIRONMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY: PEOPLE & PLACE - Optional PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE - Optional QUANTITATIVE RESEARCH METHODS - Compulsory SOCIAL COGNITION - Optional THE PSYCHOLOGY OF SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT - Optional Optional modules for Year 2 (part-time) - FHEQ Level 7 Part-time students split the modules across two years and they are required to complete two modules (either compulsory or optional) per semester

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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