MA Psychology and Education
School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences
Join education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career.
We value creative teaching that challenges inequalities in the education system. We believe in increasing opportunities for education, for everyone.
The Good Teacher Training Guide 2013 puts our PGDE in the UK top ten for quality and employment prospects. We also run a range of MAs that will help you develop your career.
Our school is home to leading academics like Professor Cathy Nutbrown, who was commissioned by the government to lead an independent review looking at ways to strengthen teaching qualifications, and Professor Dan Goodley, whose work on disability in education has been described as ground-breaking.
About the course
This course will help you understand the challenges facing the education-related world of the 21st century, focusing particularly on psychological theory.
You'll look at the contribution of psychology to education policy and practice in changing international and global contexts.
There are lectures, seminars and workshops. You'll get regular meetings with your personal tutor who will support and encourage your learning and understanding.
There are no formal written exams. You're assessed on coursework and a 15-20,000-word dissertation. An experienced research tutor with relevant expertise will support your dissertation study.
You'll meet regularly with your personal tutor who'll support and encourage your learning and understanding.
For the dissertation study, you'll be supported by an experienced research tutor who has expertise in the appropriate field.
1 year full-time
A good honours degree in a related field.
You'll need to include a personal statement with your application.
English language requirements
Overall IELTS grade of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.
Fees and funding
We offer postgraduate courses that 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 seminar programme gives you access to the latest findings, often before they're published. The University's library has online catalogues and databases, e-books and e-journals. There's a wireless network in the department.
You'll learn from world-class academics such as Professor Cathy Nutbrown and Professor Dan Goodley. Cathy, who teaches on three of our postgraduate courses, won an Outstanding Impact in Society award in 2013 for her work on literacy. Dan's work on disability in education has been described as ground-breaking. He heads up the MS in Psychology and Education.
You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.
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