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Course summary

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. Our School of Psychology established the first MSc in Environmental Psychology in the world in 1973. It is still just one of a few of its type in the world. 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.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the bottom right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure and Graduate prospects etc.

How to apply

International applicants

We are proud to be one of the most culturally diverse universities in the UK, with more than 140 nationalities playing a role in university life. Our International Recruitment team are here to help you throughout the application process – from advising on choosing the right course to applying for a visa and preparing for your first few weeks at Surrey. You can contact them via [email protected] Applicants who require a Student Visa to study in the UK: To apply for a Student Visa, you must have a Confirmation of Acceptance (CAS) for the University you wish to study at. This is a unique number which will enable you to apply for your visa. The University is under no legal obligation to sponsor any individual and exercises caution with respect to issuing a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS) to avoid risking its status as a Student sponsor. Confirmation of Acceptance to Study (CAS) will be issued in accordance with the Student Route and CAS Issuing Policy, available at:

Entry requirements

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. English language requirements IELTS Academic: 7.0 overall with 6.5 in each element.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

FEES: For current information regarding postgraduate fees, please visit our website. The link is under Course contact details. SCHOLARSHIPS AND BURSARIES Discover how we may be able to support your undergraduate and postgraduate taught studies with a host of bursaries and scholarships directly from the University of Surrey and external providers.

Sponsorship information

The University of Surrey offers a range of scholarships and bursaries to support our students, please visit for more details.

Environmental Psychology at University of Surrey - UCAS