MSc 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.

Our graduates work in the UK and overseas in schools, universities, and local and national government. Some are teachers and lecturers. Others use their skills in policy development, education, administration, psychology and social work.

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, GRADUATE, SCHOOL OF Education

About the course

September 2018 start

Course description 2018

Full-time course

Our MSc Psychology and Education (Conversion) is a unique, intensive, one-year full-time course. It is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

This course is designed for students who don't have a formal psychology qualification.

All aspects of the Psychology BPS curriculum are covered, including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, individual differences, theory and history of psychology and research methods.

Once you've completed the course you can apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and be awarded the title C. Psychol.

This course will prepare you for a career as an educational and child psychologist. Upon successful completion of the course, you'll fulfil the academic entry requirements of BPS professional training programmes in educational and child psychology.

School of Education postgraduate student

Core modules

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

Teaching

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Laboratory work

Assessment

  • Essays
  • Portfolio work
  • Practical work
  • Dissertation

Course duration

1 year full-time


Entry requirements

2:1 honours degree, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline.

We also encourage applicants with relevant work experience and good academic potential to apply.

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

How to apply

Applying using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. You'll need to include a personal statement with your application. In the statement you should outline your reasons for applying and any other information to support your application.

Minimum 300 words but most good statements are usually around 500–750 words.

Apply now

Apply now

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

You'll need to include a personal statement with your application. In the statement you should outline your reasons for applying and any other information to support your application.

Minimum 300 words but most good statements are usually around 500–750 words.

Apply now

Any questions?

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

E: education@sheffield.ac.uk
T: (+44) (0)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.