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Graduate Admissions

Course closed:

Education (Psychology and Education) is no longer accepting new applications.

This course is intended for applicants who have a background or strong interest in education, have undertaken some previous study of psychology, perhaps within their first degree, and now wish to develop their knowledge in this area further.

The course offers a well-rounded introduction to areas of psychology relevant to the study of human development, learning and education, together with more advanced study examining psychological approaches to particular topics within education. At the end of the course, participants are required to complete a research dissertation on topics in which they have brought or developed a particular interest.

Five introductory-level core topic modules are offered:

  • developmental psychology
  • cognitive psychology
  • biological psychology
  • social psychology
  • individual differences

These are accompanied by advanced modules in quantitative and other research methods in psychology as well as seminars exploring contemporary psychological explanations and research applications in a broad range of educational contexts.

The Faculty also offers a conversion course add-on accredited by the British Psychology Society. The conversion course carries an additional fee. Please see course website for further details:


Learning Outcomes

By the end of the programme, students will have:

  • a comprehensive understanding of research techniques, and a thorough knowledge of the literature applicable to their specific educational domain;
  • demonstrated originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in their field;
  • shown abilities in the critical evaluation of current research and research techniques and methodologies; and
  • demonstrated self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and acted autonomously in the planning and implementation of research.


Students wishing to continue from the Master of Education to PhD or EdD are required to achieve a mark of 70 or higher for the thesis.

Key Information

2 years part-time

Master of Education

Faculty of Education


Course on Department Website

Dates and deadlines:

Applications open
Sept. 3, 2018
Application deadline
May 31, 2019
Course Starts
Oct. 1, 2019

Some courses can close early. See the Deadlines page for guidance on when to apply.

Graduate Funding Competition
Dec. 5, 2018
Gates Cambridge US round only
Oct. 10, 2018

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