Social Psychology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    19000
    Tuition (Year)
    7500
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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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.

About

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.

The Social Psychology programme aims to:

  • Provide you with advanced knowledge of the history and philosophy of social psychology, and a competent understanding of classic and contemporary theories, findings and methodologies in the field
  • Train you to engage in the practices that make up both ‘pure’ and ‘applied’ research
  • Engage and expand your ability to think critically and to discuss theories and findings about the social nature of human beings
  • Train you to formulate research problems, to select and apply appropriate methodologies, to interpret resultant quantitative and qualitative data, and to communicate your research effectively to a diverse range of audiences
  • Develop your interpersonal, technical and communication skills
  • Raise your awareness of related disciplines including sociology, anthropology, cognitive science and history to assist your engagement in cross-disciplinary dialogue
  • Enable you to link social psychological theories and empirical findings to social issues, with a view to understanding the practical policy implications of research, and research-led interventions in public life

Programme Structure

Available Modules:
  • Social Change and Influence 
  • Crafting Research: Linking Theory and Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitiative Research Methods
  • Intergroup Relations 
  • Social Cognition
  • Conducting Health Psychology Research
  • Chronic Conditions 
  • Psychological Aspects of Health Care 
  • Maintaining Health Throughout the Lifespan
  • Aspects of Experimental Psychology
  • Ergonomics and Human Factors
  • Inquiry and Design 
  • Psychological Neuroscience: Electrophysiology
  • Psychological Neuroscience: Psychophysics & fMRI
  • Key Questions in Environmental Psychology: People and Place
  • History and Social Psychology 
  • Psychology of Sustainable Development 
  • The Self and Relationships 
  • Psychology of Men and Masculinities

                                        Detailed Programme Facts

                                        • Deadline and start date Application deadline and start date were not specified by the programme.
                                        • Programme intensity

                                          You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

                                          Full-time
                                          • Duration 12 months
                                          Part-time
                                          • Average duration 24 months
                                          • Intensity Flexible
                                          • Part-time variant
                                            Flexible
                                        • Credits
                                          180 alternative credits
                                        • Languages
                                          • English
                                        • Delivery mode
                                          On Campus
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                                        English Language Requirements

                                        You need the following IELTS score:

                                        • Minimum required score:

                                          7

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                                        Academic Requirements

                                        • Normally a first or 2.1 honours degree in psychology from a UK university (or 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.
                                        • IELTS 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)

                                        Tuition Fee Per Year

                                        • GBP 19000 International
                                        • GBP 7500 EU/EEA

                                        Part-time

                                        • UK/EU fees: £3,800
                                        • Overseas fees: £9,500

                                        Funding

                                        Daniel Iacofano (donor) has agreed to provide a gift of USD $5,000 to provide two scholarships of $2,500 each for students studying the MSc Environmental Psychology. 

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