Psychology of Education (MA)

the United Kingdom

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How long you will study
1 - 2 Years

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full-time, part-time

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About Psychology of Education at University College London (UCL)

This masters degree will:

  • introduce you to 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.

This masters degree provides the opportunity to:

  • develop your understanding of research processes and your ability to undertake research in psychology of education
  • qualify for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS), the prerequisite for training for a career as a practicing psychologist.
Who is this programme for?

People who are interested in applications of psychology to education, and psychological research in educational contexts; teachers and professionals working in related fields.

Entry requirements

A good first degree with at least 60 credits in core areas of psychology or equivalent, or the Graduate Certificate in Psychology, grade B or better.

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

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


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:

  • educational psychologists (following further training)
  • research assistants
  • PhD students.


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

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  • 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 with at least 60 credits in core areas of psychology or equivalent, or the Graduate Certificate in Psychology, grade B or better.

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