Entry 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.

Months of entry

September

Course content

Our MSc Social Psychology programme looks at a range of topical social issues through the lens of social psychological theories. It is concerned with the scientific study of how we think about ourselves and other people, and how we influence and relate to one another.

Programme overview

As an MSc Social Psychology student you will learn theories, methods, and empirical findings in the field of social psychology, which are relevant to current social issues.

These include: prejudice and discrimination; the relationship between moral judgement and emotions; the study of how individuals and groups interact to construct and maintain identities; and how these are related to social change and influence in contexts such as family systems and romantic dyads.

The programme aims to provide you with an awareness of the historical and philosophical background of social psychology, an in-depth knowledge of contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches and research findings, and the ability to conduct quantitative and qualitative research in the field.

Information for international students

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

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.

Fees and funding

UK students
£7,500
International students
£19,000

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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