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 IELTS 6.5 or above with a minimum of 6.0 in each component.

Course modules

Compulsory modules: Social change and influence; preparation for academic research in psychology; quantitative research methods/qualitative research methods; crafting research: linking theories and methods; dissertation. Optional modules: conducting health psychology research; maintaining health throughout the lifespan; psychological neuroscience: electrophysiology; key questions in environmental psychology: people and place; intergroup relations; social cognition; chronic conditions; psychological aspects of health care; aspects of experimental psychology; ergonomics and human factors; inquiry and design; psychological neuroscience: psychophysics and functional magnetic resonance imaging (FMRI); psychology of sustainable development; the self and relationships; morality and emotions.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a dissertation.

Sponsorship information

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

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (EU) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (England) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 18,000 per Year 1 (International) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 12 months
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 7,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 12 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (EU) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (England) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 9,000 per Year 1 (International) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Scotland) 24 months
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 3,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 24 months

Campus details

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

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