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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Stag Hill

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course

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.

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.

You’ll complete a research dissertation that will allow you to carry out experiments and projects on important topics in the field, with previous students researching:

  • Humour and attitude change. Can exposure to affiliative comedy improve attitudes towards minority groups?
  • Is vegaphobia the new racism of our times?
  • Perception of body ideals and sexual objectification in Iranian women living in western societies.

We’ll match your interests with the expertise of our academic staff, ensuring you get the best support. These collaborations have seen previous students’ work being published in top-tier journals.

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 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.

Application deadline

22 July 2021

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 21,700per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

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University of Surrey

  • University League Table

    34th

  • Campus address

    University of Surrey, Guildford, Surrey, GU2 7XH, England

The University of Surrey has over 140 nationalities in its international community.
35% of the university’s student population is from outside the UK.
Surrey has over 90 university partners across the globe.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    27th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    149 69%

    29th

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    76 76%

    15th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.97 79%

    65th

    41

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