2019 start
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.
Postgraduate education student, Yan Wu

Course description

This one-year, full-time course examines the challenges facing education in 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.

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Modules

Core modules

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

Teaching

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.

A weekly tutorial and a Study of Education course accompanies the taught modules.

Assessment

There are no formal written examinations and assessment is by coursework and a 15–20,000-word dissertation.

Duration

1 year full-time

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 Psychology and Education Student

Entry requirements

You'll need a good honours degree in a related field.

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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Contact

education-admissions@sheffield.ac.uk
+44 114 222 8177

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