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.
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.
- Language development
- Literacy development
- Psychological aspects of counselling
- Reading and spelling difficulties.
By an examination, coursework assignments of up to 5,000 words and a 12,000-word dissertation.Attendance
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.
- Cognitive Development and Learning
- Core Topics in the Psychology of Education
- Methodology and Statistics
- Personality and Social Psychology in Education
- Atypical Development
- Literacy Development
- Psychological Aspects of Counselling
- Social Development