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Social Psychology MSc

University of Surrey
1-2 Years
Full time/part time
Master's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
October 2021
Application deadline: 22 July 2021

Program description

Social Psychology MSc

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.

Admission requirements

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

English language requirements

IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Social Psychology MSc(Full-time and Part-time)

  • Academic research training
  • Key questions in environmental psychology
  • Maintaining health throughout the lifespan
  • Morality and emotions
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Social change and influence
  • Social cognition
  • Social psychology of language and communication
  • Chronic conditions
  • Personality and life course development
  • Psychological aspects of health care
  • Quantitative research methods
  • Social understanding of science and technology (sust)
  • The social psychology of gender
  • Dissertation

Program delivery

The course is offered in both full-time (1-year) and part-time (2-years) study options.

Tuition fees


  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £8,500
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £21,700


  • Tuition fees for UK/EU students: £4,300
  • Tuition fees for Overseas students: £10,900

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Career opportunities

Our course will provide you with valuable analytical, experimental and research skills that are in high demand in a wide range of careers. Alumni take on roles as consultants, market researchers, social researchers, and support workers. Our students go on to work for governments, charities, think-tanks and pressure groups, with previous graduates employed by the Defence Science and Technology Laboratory and the Office for National Statistics.

The skills you gain are highly relevant in other fields, including analysis, design, development, and healthcare. Many of our graduates also go on to complete a PhD, investigating an area of personal interest.

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About this institute

University of Surrey

University of Surrey

The University of Surrey is a global community of ideas and people, dedicated to life-changing education and research. With a beautiful and vibrant campus, we provide exceptional teaching and practical learning to inspire and empower our students for personal and...

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University of Surrey

388 Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford, Surrey

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