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.

The School of Education has provided so much support in addition to the excellent course and allowed me to develop a clear idea of my future career path.

Yan Wu, Postgraduate student in Department of Education

About the course

September 2016 start

Course description 2016

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.

School of Education postgraduate student

Core modules

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

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Discussion
  • Active inquiry
  • Investigations

You'll meet regularly with your personal tutor who'll support and encourage your learning and understanding.

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • A 15-20,000-word dissertation

For the dissertation study, you'll be supported by an experienced research tutor who has expertise in the appropriate field.

Course duration

1 year full-time

September 2017 start

Course description 2017

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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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Any questions?

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

E: MA-FT@sheffield.ac.uk
T: +44 (0)114 222 8115

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.