12 months
22400 GBP/year
8800 GBP/year
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The MSc Social Psychology at the University of Surrey 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.


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.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social Change and Influence 
  • Crafting Research: Linking Theory and Methods
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Quantitiative Research Methods
  • Intergroup Relations 
  • Social Cognition
  • Conducting Health Psychology Research

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Lower Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

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

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    22400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 22400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    8800 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8800 GBP per year during 12 months.


  • UK/EU fees: £4,400
  • Overseas fees: £11,200

Living costs for Guildford

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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