Taught course

Social Psychology

Institution
University of Surrey · Department of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

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Entry requirements

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

Months of entry

October

Course content

Social psychology is the science of how we think, feel and behave in social contexts. Our MSc Social Psychology course will immerse you in the theories, methods and evidence-based research within the field, while allowing you to explore the historical and philosophical background of social psychology.

You’ll use our facilities to delve into the science of how we think about ourselves and other people, and how we influence and relate to one another.

You’ll explore topics such as prejudice and discrimination, moral judgement and emotions. You’ll examine how individuals and groups interact to construct and maintain identities, and the links between psychology and social change, families and relationships.

We’ll provide you with an in-depth understanding of contemporary approaches, and the skills required to conduct research in the field, through cutting-edge methods and techniques. We’ll also give you an insight into qualitative and quantitative research methods, including the use of statistical software, ensuring you have a solid foundation to collect, analyse and interpret data.

You’ll complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and projects on important topics in the field, with previous students researching:

  • Humour and attitude change. Can exposure to affiliative comedy improve attitudes towards minority groups?
  • Is vegaphobia the new racism of our times?
  • Perception of body ideals and sexual objectification in Iranian women living in western societies.

Information for international students

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

If you do not currently meet the level required for your programme, we offer intensive pre-sessional English language courses, designed to take you to the level of English ability and skill required for your studies here.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admissions@surrey.ac.uk
Phone
01483 682 222