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Education (Psychology of Education)

The MSc Psychology of Education (BPS) provides a Master's-level grounding in psychology, paying particular attention to its implications for education and other professional practice. It is available on a full-time or half-time basis. After successfully completing the programme, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and further professional training accredited by the BPS.

Many students go on to careers in educational psychology, clinical psychology or neuropsychology, or engage in doctoral-level research. Entry to all of these is very competitive, but our MSc graduates have historically been very successful applying for EdD, DEdPsych, PhD and DClinPsy courses.

After completing the MSc programme, you will typically spend at least a year building up relevant experience, for example working with special needs pupils or with vulnerable clients, before making a successful application to a professional training programme.

Entry requirements

An upper second-class undergraduate honours degree (or equivalent); and a minimum of one year's appropriate professional experience in settings relevant to psychology and education (such as schools, support services for vulnerable young people or special education).

Applicants for this programme are required to demonstrate either a substantial academic background (normally, at least 60 credits at undergraduate level) in psychology, or that they have obtained significant work experience in an area relevant to psychology.

See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.

Course modules

Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc Psychology of Education (BPS). (


Fees quoted are per annum and subject to annual increase.

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