Psychology of Education Postgraduate

University of Manchester, School of Environment, Education and Development, University of Manchester, Faculty of Humanities

Course Options
  • MEdFull-time12 months
  • MEdPart-time24 months

Notes about fees for this course

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2017, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MEd (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £17,000
  • MEd (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £4,500
    International students (per annum): £8,500

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

Course Information

The aims of this course are: to develop critical skills in the evaluation and analysis of current research, theory and practice in psychology and education; foster an ethos of independent and co-operative learning and research; and to provide eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Status from the British Psychological Society. Graduate Basis for Chartered Status is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

The course is intended to bring graduates from other disciplines up to the academic standard of an honours degree in psychology.  It demonstrates how the core areas of psychology (developmental, social, cognitive, psychobiology, individual differences, research methods) can be applied in educational settings. It is therefore an excellent starting point for individuals wishing to pursue a career in educational psychology. However, it should be noted that the MEd does not qualify you to practice as an educational psychologist. Individuals wishing to practice as an educational psychologist also need to complete the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology.

Course content includes: 

  • Psychology of Human Development
  • Neurobiology
  • Cognition
  • Research Issues in Psychology & Education
  • Social Psychology of Education
  • Current Issues in Special Educational Needs
  • Applied Prevention in Education