MA Psychology and Education

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world: our postgraduate courses will launch your career in education, or aid your continuing professional development.

Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work. Our research has a direct impact on educational theory, policy and practice; we're supporting the development of children, families and learning communities through dedicated research centres.

I will always remember the people I have met on the course, the stories and experiences I have heard from them I will never forget

Brittany Milnes, MA in Psychology and Education Student

About the course

Course description 2017

Full-time course

During this one-year, full-time course you will understand the challenges facing the education-related world of the 21st century, focusing particularly on psychological theory. You will look at the contribution of psychology to education policy and practice in changing international and global contexts.

School of Education postgraduate student

Core modules

  • Critical Issues in Education and Educational Research
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Psychology and Learning Communities
  • The Practice of Research; Dissertation

Structure, teaching and assessment

All MA courses follow a similar pattern with two core modules and two subject-specific modules.

Teaching and learning takes place via lectures, seminars, tutorials, discussion, active inquiry and investigations. Regular meetings with a personal tutor support and encourage your learning and understanding.

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

A good honours degree in a related field is required.

English language requirements

Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent

Entry requirements for international students

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Any questions?

If you'd like to know more about any aspect of our programmes, contact us:

E: edu-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk
T: (+44) (0)114 222 8177
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The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.