Taught course

Psychology and Education (Conversion)

University of Sheffield · Department of Education Studies

Entry requirements

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Months of entry


Course content

The MSc Psychology and Education (Conversion) is a unique, intensive, one-year full-time programme accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). It is designed specifically for students with no previous formal Psychology qualification to:

  • cover all aspects of the Psychology BPS curriculum including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, individual differences, theory and history of psychology and research methods;
  • allow you to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and be awarded the title of C.Psychol.;
  • focus on international and multi-cultural aspects of educational psychology, so you will gain a thorough insight into global perspectives;
  • acquire a wide range of expertise through theory-focussed and practical sessions and an original research project.

Many of our graduates will wish to become Educational and Child Psychologists and on satisfactory completion of all aspects of the MSc you will fulfill the academic entry requirements of BPS professional training programmes in Educational and Child Psychology. The MSc Psychology and Education (Conversion) opens up a range of careers within education and healthcare, as well as family therapists, youth or social workers and service managers.The core curriculum of the MSc Psychology and Education (Conversion) is enriched by the ethos and culture of the School of Education as well as the critical research, theoretical and practical orientation of our Educational Psychology team. In particular, the School of Education and Educational Psychology team share a commitment to working with disadvantaged communities.

We offer an unrivalled opportunity to be part of a dynamic and vibrant scholarly community, you will work closely with leading academic experts with demonstrated expertise in these areas:

  • research and publications in matters relating to marginalisation, psychopathologies and disability across psychology and education in a variety of cultural settings;
  • our work in national, regional and service policy making;
  • our ongoing professional practice with young people up to 25 year olds, their families and schools in diverse communities across various geographical areas.

Information for international students

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions Tutor
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