MSc Psychology of Education (BPS)

Psychology of Education interrogates the role of psychological theory and methods in understanding education policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally.

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc conversion programme provides students with an excellent grounding in the psychology of education. It draws on a wide range of theories and methods from across the core areas of psychology and encourages students to interrogate their application to education and educational contexts. Students benefit from our longstanding tradition of high-quality research and teaching in this area and will acquire unique skills in both psychology and research methods.

Successful students will be eligible to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS and for further professional training accredited by the BPS. Some of our students have gone on to careers in educational psychology, clinical psychology, occupational psychology, counselling psychology or neuropsychology, or engage in doctoral-level research. Entry to all of these is very competitive, but our MSc graduates have historically been very successful candidates for EdD, DCPsych, DEdPsych, PhD and DClinPsy courses.

After completing the MSc programme, you will typically spend at least a year building up relevant experience, for example working with special needs pupils or with vulnerable clients, before making a successful application to a professional training programme.

This programme is offered on both a full time and part time basis.

For entry onto the programme, applicants must hold a minimum of a UK upper second class honours degree (or international equivalent) and be able to demonstrate work experience in an area relevant to psychology (e.g., work as a teacher, learning support assistant, assistant psychologist or volunteer in schools or settings for vulnerable clients). Applicants who hold a lower second class honours degree (or international equivalent) and have at least one year (full time) of psychology relevant work experience may be considered on an individual basis.

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We are holding an open event for the MSc in Psychology of Education (BPS) and the Doctorate in Educational Psychology - 12 October 2017

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