University of Surrey

University of Surrey

Social Psychology

This programme deals with, amongst other topics, issues of power and influence, the study of how individuals and groups interact to construct and maintain identities and how these are related to social change.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st or 2.1 honours degree in psychology from a UK university (or recognised equivalent overseas qualification). Degrees in related subjects (such as sociology) will also be considered. Applicants who meet these basic criteria will be invited to be interviewed in person or by Skype to discuss their interest in social psychology. Applicants whose 1st language is not English require ELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory core modules: Social change and influence; self and identity in context; compulsory research-oriented modules: Preparation for academic research in psychology; quantitative research methods /qualitative research methods; crafting research: Linking theories and methods. In addition, students select 2 options from the MSc module catalogue and present a dissertation comprising an original piece of empirical research within any area of social psychology.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) 1 and 3.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 16,900 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 6,900 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time - 24 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Surrey Guildford GU2 7XH South East

Key information

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