Taught course

Environmental Psychology

University of Surrey · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A UK first or 2.1 honours degree or equivalent in a social or design science discipline, understanding, experience or a passion for environmental, planning or architectural issues.

We also accept students with a background in design disciplines, architecture or planning, as well as environmental engineering. Applicants without a degree, who have significant relevant experience, will also be considered.

Months of entry


Course content

How do individuals and groups react to different environmental situations (home, office, hospital, street, shop, and so on)? What psychological processes are triggered by our environment, and how do they affect our perception, attitude and actions?

How can individuals and groups change their environment so that it provides a more stimulating, less stressful and more enabling setting in which to live? How are our identities tied up with place? How might sustainability in environmental policy be better informed by current research?

Our MSc Environmental Psychology programme will help you gain advanced knowledge and understanding of theory and practice in environmental psychology.

You will also acquire a range of research skills that will give you the confidence and ability to undertake environmental psychology research in a professional setting.

Information for international students

IELTS 7.0 overall, 6.5 in each component (or equivalent)

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

01483 682 222