A UK honours degree (second-class honours or international equivalent); and either a substantial academic background (at least 60 credits at undergraduate level) in psychology, or significant work experience in an area relevant to psychology. One year's appropriate professional experience relevant to psychology (eg work as a teacher, learning support assistant, assistant psychologist or volunteer in schools or settings for vulnerable clients).
Months of entry
The MSc Psychology of Education provides a Master's-level grounding in psychology, paying particular attention to its implications for education and other professional practice. It is available on a full-time or a part-time basis. After successfully completing the programme, you will be eligible to apply to the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, and for the further professional training accredited by the BPS.
Many students go on to careers in educational psychology, clinical 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 applying for EdD, 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.
Information for international students
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Fees and funding
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students is available from the Student Funding Office.
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Qualification and course duration
Course contact details
- Student Services Office
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