University of Dundee

University of Dundee

Educational Psychology (MSc)

The programme aims to prepare trainee educational psychologists to work as practitioners of applied educational psychology in local government (usually education or social services), in voluntary agencies and elsewhere, in the UK and beyond. Accredited by the BPS.

Entry requirements

MSc: Applicants must be UK or EU students. This course is not open to overseas students. Applicants must hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in psychology or an equivalent qualification. Students must hold a 1st or 2.1 Honours degree in psychology or an equivalent qualification, which is recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for their Graduate Basis for Chartership Membership (GBC). This was known previously as Graduate Basis for Registration. All successful applicants are subject to a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme check prior to embarking on the programme. This is organised by the University although applicants are required to pay the fee, which can cost up to £59 depending on whether the applicants are registered with Disclosure Scotland or not. Please check our website for English language requirements.

Course modules

Introduction to educational psychology practice; educational psychology practice in the early years; educational psychology practice in the primary years; educational psychology practice in secondary and post-school years; advanced educational psychology practice.

Assessment methods

Assessment is continuous by written academic reports and assignments, oral presentations, a major research thesis, a placement file documenting planning, activities and reflection in both placements, observation and rating by supervisors of performance while on placement and oral examination by the external examiner (for a sample of students).


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2019 - 24 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Main Site DD1 4HN Scotland

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