Education (Psyychology) (MA)

the United Kingdom

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The award

How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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How you will study
full-time, part-time

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About Education (Psyychology) at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • introduce key theoretical issues in the psychology of education
  • critically analyse psychological theory and research
  • explore the contribution of psychological theory and research to educational issues and practice
  • develop your understanding of research processes and give you the opportunity to undertake research in psychology of education.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • be taught by staff with a wide range of psychological expertise
  • benefit from strong links with psychological expertise in other colleges of the University of London.
Who is this programme for?

Teachers and professionals working in related fields and people interested in applications of psychology to education.

Entry requirements

A good first degree or equivalent.

Core topics
  • Psychology of education
  • Methodology and statistics.
Related topics
  • Cognitive development and learning
  • Literacy development
  • Language development
  • Personality and social psychology in education
  • Reading and spelling difficulties
  • The psychological aspects of counselling.
How are you assessed?

By an examination, coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 12,000-word dissertation or 6,000-word report.


Face-to-face daytime or evening sessions. Attendance may vary depending on your choice of optional modules.

Where do our students go?

Graduates of this masters degree are currently working as:

  • research assistants
  • teachers
  • PhD students.


Core modules
  • Core Topics in the Psychology of Education
  • Methodology and Statistics
Recommended modules
  • Cognitive Development and Learning
  • Language Development
  • Literacy Development
  • Personality and Social Psychology in Education
  • Psychological Aspects of Counselling

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardMAHow you will studyFull-time, Part-timeHow long you will study1 - 2 year
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Entry requirements

1. Students are normally required to have a minimum overall IELTS score of 7.0 for direct entry, with a score of no lower than 6.0 for writing and 6.5 for reading. 2. A good first degree or equivalent.

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