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Full time | Stag Hill | 1 year | OCT-23

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Social Psychology

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Course Summary

Why choose this course

  • Study the science of how we think, feel and behave in social contexts, on a curriculum designed to immerse you in theories, methods and evidence-based research within the field, while allowing you to explore the historical and philosophical background of social psychology.
  • Access our state-of-the-art psychology facilities, including a six-room virtual reality suite and two observation laboratories, to delve into the science of how we think about ourselves and other people, and how we influence and relate to one another.
  • Learn from lecturers who are active researchers in individual differences, emotions, prejudice and discrimination, social communication and much more.
  • Join our Social Emotions and Equality in Relations Research Group to take part in seminars and workshops, and benefit from our links with renowned research institutions across the world.

What you will study

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.

Careers and graduate prospects

We offer careers information, advice and guidance to all students whilst studying with us, which is extended to our alumni for three years after leaving the University. Our graduates have lifetime access to Surrey Pathfinder, our online portal for appointment and events bookings, jobs, placements and interactive development tools.

We’ll provide you with valuable analytical, experimental and research skills that are in high demand in a wide range of careers. 99% of our psychology graduates go on to employment or further study (*Graduate Outcomes survey 2020, HESA).

Our alumni take on roles as consultants, market researchers, social researchers and support workers. They 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.


This course is a lab-based/practical course intended to get students to use SPSS and understand what they are doing when they use it.
Social Change and Influence (15 Credits) - Core

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Entry requirements

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

University information

The University of Surrey was established in 1891, and has a long and rich history of education and innovation. It welcomes more than 4,000 postgraduate students annually, forming an international research and learning community representing over 120 countries from around the world. The university is known for celebrating cultural diversity and fosters an inclusive student body. The University of Surrey is a research-driven institution, and...more

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