UCL (University College London)

Course Introduction

This course will introduce students to key theoretical issues in the psychology of education, critically analysing psychological theory and research, and exploring the contribution of psychological theory and research to educational issues and practice. It is intended for people who wish to gain Graduate Basis of Certified Status so that they can proceed to professional training as an educational or other psychologist.

Course Modules

Core modules: Psychology of education; methodology and statistics. Options: cognitive development and learning, or personality and social psychology; atypical development; developmental psychology and psychobiology; issues in educational neuroscience; language development; literacy development; 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, either in psychology or a related subject, that has been accredited by the British Psychology Society. Or a good 1st degree that contains at least 60 credits (excluding year 1) in the 5 core areas of psychology (biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, personalities and individual differences and social psychology).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £15,525 ???abroad???
1 year
Full Time
MA (Postgraduate) £7,145 ???home???
4 years
MA (Postgraduate)