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

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Social Psychology MSc

Study Details

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

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.

Module details

Year 1 (full-time)

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

Entry Requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in Psychology, or a recognised international equivalent.