Taught course

Psychology in Education

Cardiff Metropolitan University · Cardiff School of Education and Social Policy

Entry requirements

Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent, in any subject.

Each applicant is considered on their academic merits and their ability to demonstrate an interest and ability in the subject area. For example:

  • Applicants who hold Graduate membership of the British Psychological Society (GMBPsS) will be considered with a lower second-class Honours degree or equivalent.
  • Applicants who have successfully completed postgraduate study will be considered if their first Honours degree is below an upper second-class or equivalent.

Months of entry


Course content

​Based within one of the largest centres for teacher education and training in the UK, the MSc in Psychology in Education looks in-depth at how theory and research in psychology can be applied to a greater understanding of behaviour in educational contexts. No prior knowledge or study of psychology is required.

This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited conversion course, offers Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) to those who do not currently hold it (essential for pursuing a future career in psychology).

This intensive postgraduate degree will be of interest to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the application of psychology to education. This includes individuals who already have an accredited psychology degree because of its applied focus and opportunity for further work experience, both relevant to pursuing professional training. For these students, whilst some of the theoretical content may feel familiar, its application to educational contexts will prove new and challenging.

Students who successfully complete the BPS accredited MSc, will acquire a range of transferable skills attractive to employers such as numerical reasoning, communication skills, computer literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, project management and teamwork.

Information for international students

Students whose first language is not English will need to provide evidence of fluency to at least an IELTS 6.5 standard or equivalent. For full details about how to apply and English Language qualifications please visit the International pages on the website.

Fees and funding

As a postgraduate, research or part-time student, the tuition fees you are charged will depend on the course you choose to study. Full information is available on our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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