MSc in Psychology and Education

We are developing our one-year, full-time MSc in Psychology and Education course at the University of Sheffield for a September 2018 start.

Current applicants will be contacted regarding options available to them. In the meantime, if you would like to receive updates please register your interest using the form at the bottom of this page.

On completion of the MSc in Psychology and Education you will be able to:

  • Critically apply multiple perspectives to psychological issues, recognising that psychology involves a range of research methods, theories, evidence and application
  • Integrate ideas and research across the multiple perspectives in psychology and recognise distinctive psychological approaches to relevant issues
  • Understand and investigate the role of brain function in human behaviour and experience and be able to relate such knowledge to wider societal contexts, for example, schools, families and communities
  • Generate and explore hypotheses and research questions relevant to the fields of psychology and education
  • Carry out empirical and theoretical studies involving a variety of methods of data collection, for example, observation, psychometric tests, questionnaires, interviews and field studies
  • Analyse data using both qualitative and quantitative measures
  • Present and critically evaluate research from across different paradigms relevant to people across the lifespan, schools, families and a range of diverse communities
  • Employ critical and evidence-based reasoning and examine practical, theoretical and ethical issues associated with the use of different methodologies, paradigms and methods of analysis in psychology
  • Use a variety of psychological tools including specialist software and psychometric instruments.

Photograph of students in a lecture

Students will experience our innovative critical, inter-disciplinary approach to the study of educational psychology and join a vibrant community of around 300 students from the UK and across the world who study at levels from BA (Education, Culture and Childhood) to MA (Psychology and Education) through to specialist programmes in professional training (Doctor of Educational and Child Psychology, accredited by the BPS) and research (PhD). The School of Education was ranked 4th in the 2014 UK Research Excellence Framework exercise (1st for Impact).

The curriculum will be delivered by the Psychology and Education team at Sheffield who share a commitment to working with disadvantaged communities, demonstrated by our experience and expertise in the following:

  • research and publications in matters relating to disabilities, global mental health and critical approaches to a range of psychopathologies across psychology and education;
  • national, regional and service policy making;
  • professional practice with young people up to 25 years old, their families and schools in diverse communities.

The detailed curriculum of this course will be available shortly, and will build on research taking place at the Centre for Critical Psychology and Education:
Centre for Critical Psychology and Education

As this course is currently under development the application portal has not yet opened, however if you would like to register your interest and receive updates as they are available, please complete this form and we will keep you informed.

In the meantime, should you have any questions, please contact our enquiry desk: edu-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk, or telephone +44 (0)114 222 8177.