Social Psychology - 2017/8

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Level 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

MSc Social Psychology

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGDip Social Psychology
PGCert Social Psychology

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Full-time PLD61013 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits
Part-time PLD61014 180 credits and 90 ECTS credits

JACs code

C880, C880

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Other internal and / or external reference points

N/A

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - Psychology

Programme Leader

RUSCONI P Dr (Psychology)

Date of production/revision of spec

11/09/2017

Educational aims of the programme

To provide students with theoretical and qualitative/quantitative methodological expertise to conduct social 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 issues and to provide them with an in depth understanding of the practical applications and action implications of social psychological theories and empirical findings.

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

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

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.