What will I learn?

Why choose this course

How does the environment in which we live and work affect how we feel, think and act?

What can be done to change the interactions between people and their environments to create a better tomorrow?

If these are the types of questions which inspire you, then studying our MSc in Environmental Psychology could motivate and change your way of thinking.

What you will study

Our academics will stimulate your curiosity with theories, methods and practice of environmental psychology. Applying your knowledge to current world problems, you will prepare for your career as you reflect on professional practice issues.

From personal space in offices environments to climate change awareness, we study the relationship between people and environments at every scale.

This is an exciting subject area which, in addition to psychology, will expose you to elements of social science, environmental science and design. This course has the added benefit of strong links to academic institutions and research groups in the UK and abroad. Including the chance to be supervised by a member of the Environmental Psychology Research Group – an organisation with a strong international reputation.

Study and work abroad

There may be opportunities to acquire valuable European experience by working or conducting research abroad during your degree or shortly afterwards. It is possible to do this in the summer period with an Erasmus+ grant working on your dissertation or as a recent graduate. In order to qualify your Erasmus+ traineeship must be a minimum of two months.

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 progressed into careers in central and local government, taking on policy-oriented research in a variety of environment-related behaviour issues. Many of our graduates have become practice consultants or have found careers in central or local government, using their skills in environment behaviour research. Could you join their ranks?

The skills you’ll develop on our course have a variety of applications, such as in engineering, landscape architecture, planning or design. It could be that you have had experience in one of these professions before. Our course will allow you to return to them with a greater range of skills, enhancing your professional value to the organisations you choose to work for in the future.

Which department am I in?

University of Surrey

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
£21,000.00 (US$ 25,912) per year
This is a fixed fee

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Start date

October 2020


University of Surrey



GU2 7XH, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

The mentioned GPA is for courses that require a 2:2. For courses that require a 2:1, students should have achieved a minimum GPA of 3.2.

For international students

A minimum of a 2:2 UK honours degree in either Architectural Engineering, Architectural Landscape, Architecture, Environmental Engineering, Interior Architecture and Design, Psychology, Urban Planning, or a recognised equivalent international qualification. We'll also consider relevant work experience if you don't meet these requirements. IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element. TOEFL (ibt) - 95 overall with 23 in Reading, 23 in Listening, 22 in Speaking and 26 in Writing.

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About this uni

Surrey strives to inspire students to view the world in new ways, to be bold in their work and experience all that student life brings.

  • Based in Guildford, 35 minutes from London
  • 23rd in the UK (Complete University Guide 2020)
  • Many subjects in the top ten for student satisfaction
  • Pathway programmes and pre-sessional English courses