University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Educational Psychology

The MSc in Educational Psychology is designed to help you work effectively as an educational psychologist with young people, teachers, parents and other professionals. This course, together with the Stage 2 Qualification in Educational Psychology, (Scotland) from the British Psychological Society (BPS), meets the requirements for registration as an educational psychologist with the Health and Care Professions Council. The course takes 24 months and is available on a full-time basis only. Entry is offered every two years. In the first year, you'll spend time: shadowing and observing; carrying out practice-based assignments; carrying out a collaborative group project. In the second year, the focus shifts to an 'apprenticeship' role. You�ll tackle the work of an educational psychologist under the supervision of your practice tutor. There�s also an individual project to complete.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a first or good second-Class Honours degree in Psychology (or an equivalent accredited conversion qualification in Psychology), recognised by the BPS as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership; a minimum of one-two years professional experience of work with children, young people, families and professional colleagues (not necessarily in teaching), along with evidence of a commitment to a career in educational psychology.

Course modules

Modules: frameworks for professional practice; effective communication and interpersonal skills; development in context; facilitating change; assessment and intervention; research and evaluation; professional practice.

Assessment methods

5,000 word term-time essays (6 in total across Years 1 and 2); Year 1 and Year 2 projects (each of 15,000 words); presentations; a practice workfile; term-time assignments and problem-based learning and individual project.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 9,800 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
MSc Full-time £ 14,200 per Academic year (overseas fees) 24 months

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