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MA Education (Psychology)

 Course Level
Masters / PG
 Type
Full Time

 Duration
1 Year
 Start month
September

 Tuition fee

International
15525 GBP
National
7145 GBP
EU
75 GBP

Application fee

International 75 GBP
National 75 GBP
EU 75 GBP
Department
Curriculum, Pedagogy & Assessment
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92

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About this course

The Education (Psychology) MA 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.

UCL Institute of Education (IOE) is one of the world's leading centres for education and related areas of social science - students will learn from cutting-edge researchers in the field. For the second year in succession the UCL IOE has been ranked as the world's leading university for Education (QS World University Rankings 2015). Our alumni include government ministers; heads of schools; other educational institutions and NGOs; and Olympians and prize-winning authors.

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Eligibility Criteria

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's 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.

English Language Requirements
If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Special. Only the IELTS or a pass to the required standard in the Institute of Education's pre-sessional English (PASHE) course are accepted. If taking IELTS, applicants must obtain an overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in the reading subtest and 6.0 in the writing subtest.

 

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Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Core Topics in the Psychology of Education
  • Methodology and Statistics

Options

  • Students may choose two optional modules from the following:
  • 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
  • Alternatively a maximum of two modules may be chosen from the wide range of Master's-level modules across the UCL Institute of Education offering.

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How to Apply

You must submit your application yourself and not via an agency.

Applications must be supported by:

  • two references from people who are able to comment on your suitability for the programme for which you are applying;
  • transcripts (in English) for all qualifications that are relevant to your application;
  • English language certificate (if applicable)
  • See a list of what you need to apply.
  • Please note that references must be received within two weeks of the programme deadline in order for you to have the best chance of being considered.

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