UCL (University College London)

UCL (University College London)

Education (Psychology)

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.

Entry requirements

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.

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.

Assessment methods

Assessment methods include a combination of lectures both given by UCL IOE academic staff and guest speakers, student preparation of tasks and longer presentations, group work, discussion, computer workshops giving hands-on practice. Assessment is through coursework and one two-hour unseen examination. Coursework can involve small exercise, critiques of set research articles and extended pieces of writing on set topics, and the dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MA Full-time £ 7,145 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MA Full-time £ 15,525 per Academic year (overseas fees) 1 years
MA Part-time - 2 years
MA Variable - 4 years

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0207 331 5100