Masters | Postgraduate Course - Environmental Psychology MSc Course Details within University of Surrey

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Environmental Psychology MSc

Study Details

MSc: 1 year full-time, 2 years part-time

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.

Module details

 Year 1 (full-time)

  • DISSERTATION 8000-10000 WORDS Core Year-long
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

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.