The 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. Through this, the programme aims to provide you with an awareness of the historical and philosophical background of social psychology and an in-depth knowledge of contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches to the discipline.The MSc Social Psychology looks at a range of topical social issues through the lens of social psychological theories in order to develop understanding and ideas for intervention. The programme is offered at the University of Surrey and it is concerned with the scientific study of how we think about, influence and relate to one another. You will be part of a diverse group of students at the cutting edge of innovative attempts to apply social psychological theory to everyday thought, emotion and behaviour in social contexts.
This module provides an advanced understanding of current theories of social change and influence in social psychology and opportunities to apply these to diverse social change contexts.
This module introduces you to current advances in theories of identity and self-concept from a social psychological perspective.
This module is designed to equip students with the necessary generic insights and skills to undertake academic research in psychology, principally in preparation for dissertation work.
These two modules provide you with a background in the philosophy underlying research methods and the skills to assess and conduct qualitative and quantitative research effectively.
This module aims to enable you to link theoretical and empirical questions to social issues and provide you with an in-depth understanding of the practical applications and action implications of social psychological theories and empirical findings.
In addition, you choose three modules from the following list:
The MSc Social Psychology stimulates interest in a wide variety of research areas. Below is a list of recent dissertation titles, to give you an idea of the range of subjects and environments studied on the programme:
You can apply until:
Always verify the dates on the programme website.
You need the following IELTS score:
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You need the following GPA score:
Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).
Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).
Normally a first 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.
We offer intensive English language pre-sessional courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.
Students from United States of America need a visa in order to study in the United Kingdom.
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In order to be eligible for a Surrey Bursary your household income must meet all of the criteria, you must be a UK or EU student and must be paying the full tuition fees (thereforeNHS-funded students and students who are being funded are not eligible).
You must also have correctly filled out and submitted your application to Student Finance England/Student Finance European Team for a loan and must also make sure that you and your parent/guardian have given your consent to share the information with the University.
Please note that the scheme detailed below is subject to OFFA (Office for Fair Access) approvaland thereforeour bursary schemes may change in order to meet regulations. We currently anticipate offering the following to students commencing their studies at Surrey in October 2016:
Students with a household income of less than £25,000 and who are resident in POLAR* postcodes 1 – 2
* POLAR (Participation of Local Areas) isa HEFCEclassification for the participation in higher education by young people by geographical area in the UK. It’s used to measure thewideningparticipationperformance of universities.
The award of £3,000 for eligible recipients will be paid as follows:
Where the recipient is living on campus, the bursary will be paid against their accommodation fees.
Cash payments will only apply where the recipient is not living on campus.
Applicable in the first year of study and for subsequent years where a student progresses normally on their programme, but excluding the Professional Training Year or repeat periods of study.
The University of Surrey offers a guaranteed minimum bursary of £1,000 on entry to qualifying students who have been in local authority care. Eligible students will be under 25 years of age and will have been in care for at least 13 weeks after the age of 14.
The £1,000 is not paid in addition to the Full Surrey Award.
Surrey Merit Scholarship
Our merit-based scholarship provides a £2,000 cash award and membership of Surrey Sports Park for the first year of study for eligible Undergraduate students in the following subjects:
Mechanical Engineering Sciences
To qualify for the Surrey Merit Scholarship, studentsmustachieve the following grades in one sitting:
The scholarship is only open to students who achieve the required grades in the qualifications listed above. We are unable to award this scholarship to students holding any alternative qualifications.
The scholarship is open to UK, EU and International students who select Surrey as their firm choice no later than 23 July 2016 and are paying the full £9,000 fees (UK/EU) or above (International students).International students who are being sponsored are not eligible. These scholarships are not available to students in receipt of another scholarship from the University.Note: If eligible, a student can also, however, hold a Full Surrey Award (means-tested bursary) in conjunction with this scholarship.
Payment of the award will be made in equal instalments direct to eligible students’ bank accounts in December and March following entry.
Our Sports Scholarships recognise exceptional achievement by high-calibre athletes and complement our state-of-the-art sports facilities at Surrey Sports Park.
The University of Surrey’s High-Performance Athlete Support Scheme (HPASS) is designed to assist talentedstudent athletesto fulfil their sporting potential whilst achieving academic excellence. We provide individuallytailored,practical solutions and services to students that are specific to both their sport and academic situation.
SuitableHPASSapplicants may also qualify for one of the sports scholarships, valued at £3,000. Successful applicants will be eligible to receive £2,000 of athlete services, along with a cash bursary of £1,000. Current sports scholars include GB marathon kayaker Jonny Tye and Surrey Storm netball player Amanda Davis.
To be eligible you must meet the following criteria:
Achieve the required academic entry standard for your chosen degree course
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