Taught course

Educational Psychology

University of Strathclyde · School of Psychological Sciences and Health

Entry requirements

a first or good second-class Honours degree in Psychology (or an equivalent accredited conversion qualification in Psychology), recognised by the BPS as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership a minimum of one-two years professional experience of work with children, young people, families and professional colleagues (not necessarily in teaching), along with evidence of a commitment to a career in educational psychology

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Educational Psychology is designed to help you work effectively as an educational psychologist with young people, teachers, parents and other professionals.

This course, together with the Stage 2 Qualification in Educational Psychology, (Scotland) from the British Psychological Society (BPS), meets the requirements for registration as an educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

The course takes 24 months and is available on a full-time basis only. Entry is offered every two years, with an intake in September 2015, 2017 and so on.

There is a balanced mix of teaching and practical work in both years of the course. In the first year, you'll spend time:

  • shadowing and observing
  • carrying out practice-based assignments
  • carrying out a collaborative group project

In the second year, the focus shifts to an 'apprenticeship' role. You’ll tackle the work of an educational psychologist under the supervision of your practice tutor. There’s also an individual project to complete.

In Year 1, after an initial three-week block placement, trainee educational psychologists (TEPs) spend two days per week on placement with a local authority Psychological Service in Scotland, working on case studies and assignments. You’ll also work with children, young people and families across the key roles for an educational psychologist of consultation, assessment, intervention, training and research.

You’ll undertake three further two-week block placements: two in educational psychological services (one of which must be in Scotland but the second of which could be abroad) and the third in another form of community-based service (which, again, could be abroad).

Information for international students

This programme is not open to applications from international students

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment50
Professional practice50

Course contact details

HaSS PGT Enquiries
0141 444 8600