UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course will introduce students to key theoretical issues in the psychology of education, critically analyse psychological theory and research, and explore the contribution of psychological theory and research to educational issues and practice. It will develop a student's understanding of research processes and give them the opportunity to undertake research in psychology of education.

Course Modules

Core modules: Psychology of education; methodology and statistics. Options: atypical development; cognitive development and learning; development psychology and psychobiology; issues in educational neuroscience; language development; literacy development; personality and social psychology in education; psychological aspects of counselling; reading and spelling difficulties; social development.

Course Additional Entry

A minimum of a 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university, or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard, in psychology or a related discipline (for example, education, social science, cognitive science, speech/communication science or neuroscience). If the degree does not contain any psychology components, there is a Skype interview to determine suitability for the programme.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,525  Academic year. First year overseas fees
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,145  Academic year. First year home fees
2 years
Part Time
MA (Postgraduate)
4 years
MA (Postgraduate)