Environmental Psychology MSc - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Environmental Psychology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Environmental Psychology
PGCert Environmental Psychology

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLD61003 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PLD61004 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

C800

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

Previous programme specifications and review documents

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - Psychology

Programme Leader

GATERSLEBEN BC Dr (Psychology)

Date of production/revision of spec

21/11/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide students with theoretical and qualitative/quantitative methodological expertise to conduct environmental psychological research by training them in the informed and systematic conduct of basic and applied research involving the critical reading of theories and empirical findings

To provide students with an in depth knowledge of contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches to the discipline

To enable students to link theoretical and empirical questions to social and environmental issues and to provide them with an in depth understanding of the practical applications and action implications of environmental psychological theories and empirical findings

To provide students with the skills to evaluate possible interventions in a variety of environmental domains

To offer opportunities to develop the basic interpersonal, technical and creative skills required for the effective analysis and formulation of problems into research questions and, where appropriate, testable hypotheses

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Knowledge and understanding of contemporary theoretical and methodological approaches to Environmental Psychology K MSc
Knowledge and understanding of the practical applications and action implications of environmental psychological theories and empirical findings K MSc
Knowledge and understanding of the principles of research design K MSc
Knowledge and understanding of quantitative and qualitative techniques and strategies to manage and analyse psychological data K MSc
Knowledge and understanding of ethical considerations when undertaking research and framing interventions K MSc
To critically assess and comment on sources of research relevant to Environmental Psychology C MSc
To critically evaluate the contributions and limitations of environmental psychological theories and research methods in environmental behaviour issues C MSc
To evaluate actual and potential psychologically informed interventions in a variety of environmental domains C MSc
To design, conduct and evaluate environmental psychological research C MSc
To apply insights from environmental psychological theory and research to other domains of psychology C MSc
Communicate work in a professional manner for academic and non-academic audiences in written and verbal formats P MSc
Apply problem solving techniques to environmental and psychological topics effectively P MSc
Use effective learning strategies P MSc
Analyse and interpret environmental psychological theoretical analyses and quantitative and qualitative empirical evidence in a competent and critical manner P MSc
Communicate theories and methods in relation to environmental psychology by oral and written means T MSc
Use information technology effectively T MSc
Manage own personal development T MSc
Describe some of the theoretical and methodological approaches to Environmental Psychology PGDip
Describe some of the practical applications and action implications of environmental psychological theories and empirical findings PGDip
Apply some quantitative and qualitative techniques and strategies to manage and analyse psychological data PGDip
Apply problem solving techniques to environmental and psychological topics effectively PGDip
Critically evaluate the contributions and limitations of environmental psychological theories and research methods in environmental behaviour issues PGDip
Describe some of the theoretical and methodological approaches to Environmental Psychology PGCert
Describe some of the practical applications and action implications of environmental psychological theories and empirical findings PGCert
Apply some quantitative and qualitative techniques and strategies to manage and analyse psychological data PGCert

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Full-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied full-time over one academic year, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Part-time

This Master's Degree programme is studied part-time over two academic years, consisting of 180 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are semester based and worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.
Possible exit awards include:
- Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits)
- Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits)

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guess Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) N
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exhange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2017/8 academic year.