Published: 18 February 2022

A week in the life of an environmental psychology student

From academic research training to discussing key questions in environmental psychology, discover what a typical week looks like as an MSc Environmental Psychology student at Surrey.

How you'll learn

Your teaching will be delivered through a combination of:

  • Case studies
  • Group work (e.g. discussion groups)
  • Lectures
  • Online learning
  • Seminars
  • Workshops.

Outside of these, you’ll be expected to carry out independent study, including coursework, place analyses and reading.

A typical week

You'll receive approximately 9 contact hours each week.


  • 9.00am -10.00am – Dissertation support
  • 11am to 1pm – ‘Academic Research Training’ lecture and workshop
  • 1pm to 2 pm – Research group seminars (optional)
  • 2pm to 4pm – ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ lecture
  • 4pm to 6pm – ‘Qualitative Research Methods’ workshop


  • 9am – 11am – ‘Key Questions in Environmental Psychology’ lectures and workshops
  • 12am to 1pm – School seminars (optional)
  • 2pmto 4pm – ‘Social Change and Influence’ lectures and workshops


  • 9am to 12pm – Independent study

Please note, Wednesday afternoons are left free for sporting activities.


  • 9am to 5pm – Independent study


  • 9am to 5pm – Independent study


Find out more about our MSc Environmental Psychology course


The timetable and modules listed are indicative, reflecting the information available at the time of publication and may be subject to teaching availability, student demand and/or class size caps.

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