Taught course

Psychology and Education

Institution
University of Warwick · Centre for Education Studies
Qualifications
MA

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Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject.

Please make sure you check the full course details online before you apply.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Do you work in the education sector and hope to increase your knowledge of psychology to support children with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities to reach their potential? Are you interested in how applied psychological research translates into classroom practice? Perhaps your background is in social policy or education and you want to specialise in educational psychology issues? Whatever your goals are, enhance your knowledge and practical skills with this course.

This is a research led course that sits at the crossroads of psychology and education. It offers a unique interdisciplinary perspective on important issues regarding child developmental and educational outcomes; notions of difference and disability; the role of early intervention in maximising children’s life chances; and what we mean by evidence based practice in the field of education.

The modules of this course are carefully chosen to help you to develop the intellectual and critical tools required to tackle some of these issues. If your outlook is wider than one academic discipline and you have the passion to explore and understand problems from a variety of perspectives, then you are ideally placed to benefit from our style of teaching and learning.

Our flexible modules offer you a wide range of teaching and learning experiences and the capacity to examine in depth topics about individual differences (e.g., emotions, personality and intelligence) and the role they play in children’s learning; how contextual factors such as poverty, social class and parenting, work together to shape children’s developmental outcomes; and how SEN and Disability policy translates into practice in schools.

Seminars and debates are at the heart of the way in which these issues are examined, so there will be a number of opportunities to work with your peers, collaborating, debating, and researching practical solutions. Your interdisciplinary skill set will be developed throughout this course, enabling you to pursue a diverse array of career pathways, including those directly relating to SEN and Disability and psychology in practice.

Information for international students

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

  • Band B
  • IELTS score to 7 overall, two at 6.0/6.5 & rest 7.0+

Fees and funding

For more information on funding please visit our Postgraduate fees and funding page.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MA
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24/36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Dissertation60

Course contact details

Name
Education Studies
Email
educationstudies@warwick.ac.uk
Phone
(0)24 7652 3800