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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

You will experience an innovative, critical, interdisciplinary, global approach to the study of educational psychology and learn the skills and techniques necessary to critically analyse psychological theory and research in real-life settings. 

This MSc is a conversion course which provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) providing you pass the empirical project and gain the equivalent of at least a 2:2 overall.

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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 methods 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 score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Entry requirements for international students


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

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