2020 start

Psychology and Education (Conversion)

School of Education, Faculty of Social Sciences

Join education professionals from all over the world for a postgraduate course that will advance your career.
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Course description

This new course is for those interested in combining the study of psychology and education. You will experience our innovative, critical, interdisciplinary, global approach to the study of educational psychology and gain the skills and techniques necessary to critically analyse psychological theory and research in real-life settings.

This course is closed to 2019 applications. You can apply for 2020 entry.

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This course is BPS accredited


Core modules

  • Social, Historical, Cultural and Institutional Contexts of Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology and Education I
  • Research Methods in Psychology and Education II
  • Cognition, Psychology and Education
  • Neuroscience, Psychology and Education
  • Difference, Disability and Diversity in Psychology and Education
  • Learning and Development in Global Contexts
  • Social Psychology and Practice
  • Dissertation


  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory work


We will use a variety of assessment devices to assess a wide range of knowledge and practical skills including essays and blog posts, portfolios and oral presentations, psychological lab reports and a research dissertation.


1 year full-time

Entry requirements

At least a 2:1 with evidence of interest or experience relating to psychology and/or education.

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


This course is closed to 2019 applications. You can apply for 2020 entry.

If you have any questions, please contact the department.

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+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.