Taught course

Psychology of Education

University of Bristol · Faculty of Social Sciences and Law

Entry requirements

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 (eg 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 work experience relevant to psychology may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications should contact the Student Services Office before submitting an application.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Psychology of Education (BPS) 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 half-time basis. After successfully completing the programme, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and 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

Please see the English language requirements.

Fees and funding

UK students
Full time £7,500
International students
Full time: EU £7,500 Non EU £16,400

Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24-36 months

Course contact details

Student Services Office
+44 (0) 117 331 4491