What you will study
With a strong relevance to current social issues, you will delve into the intriguing theories, methods and evidence-based research within social psychology. Throughout your studies, you will explore topics such as prejudice and discrimination, moral judgement and emotions. Other areas you will cover include exploring how individuals and groups interact to construct and maintain identities, and the links between psychology and social change, families and relationships.
The MSc Social Psychology at the University of Surrey provides you with an awareness of the historical and philosophical background of social psychology. We will also provide you with an in-depth understanding of contemporary approaches, as well as how to conduct research in the field through methods and techniques such as video image processing and eye-tracking.
Careers and graduate prospects
The course will provide you with valuable analytical, experimental and research skills that are in high demand in a wide range of careers.
You could join other graduates who’ve gone on to study for additional masters degrees or PhDs in order to become researchers. Other career options you could consider include:
- Social research, such as with governments, charities, think-tanks and pressure groups
- Consultancy work
- Market research
- Software designer
- Human-computer interaction - user experience research
- E-learning design and development
- Human factors or ergonomics
- Operational research
- Health promotion officer
- Community development officer
- Equality and diversity manager
- Project officer
- Researcher or analyst roles.
- Social Change and Influence
- Crafting Research: Linking Theory and Methods
- Qualitative Research Methods
- Quantitiative Research Methods
- Intergroup Relations
- Social Cognition
- Conducting Health Psychology Research
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
- Apply before , National
- Apply before , International
DisciplinesPsychology Sociology View 813 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in Psychology, or a recognised international equivalent.
International21700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 21700 GBP per year during 12 months.
National8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 8500 GBP per year during 12 months.
- UK/EU fees: £4,300
- Overseas fees: £10,900
Living costs for Guildford
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