You will benefit from our longstanding tradition of high-quality research and teaching in this area and will acquire unique skills in both psychology and research methods. You will learn how research can inform theory, policy and practice, and how to conduct your own piece of empirical research to answer appropriate research questions. You will also acquire a range of transferable skills, such as communication skills, numerical reasoning, computer literacy and teamwork.
The knowledge and skills obtained through the Psychology of Education programme offered by the University of Bristol are highly desired by employers and relevant to a wide range of careers in which an understanding of human behaviour or research methods is relevant. Successful students will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the BPS and for further professional training accredited by the BPS.
Some of our graduates have gone on to careers in educational psychology, clinical psychology, occupational psychology, counselling psychology, neuropsychology, research, community support (including mental health, school and youth work), or doctoral-level research.
We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career.
Our overarching goal is to enable our education graduates to display the following characteristics:
- equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in your chosen field;
- visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative;
- high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice;
- highly employable throughout the world;
- adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community.
Graduates of this route have gone on to careers in educational psychology, clinical psychology, occupational psychology, counselling psychology or neuropsychology and doctoral level research.
More informationVisit official programme website
- Introduction to Educational Inquiry
- Cognition and Learning
- Brain, Mind and Education
- Statistics in Education
- Social Psychology
- The Psychology of Individual Differences
- Developmental Psychology
- 12 months
- 24 months
Start dates & application deadlines
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- Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
DisciplinesEducation Psychology Educational Psychology View 739 other Masters in Psychology in United Kingdom
Applicants must hold a minimum of a UK upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) and be able to demonstrate work experience in an area relevant to psychology (eg work as a teacher, learning support assistant, assistant psychologist or volunteer in schools or settings for vulnerable clients).
- Applicants who hold a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) and have at least one year of full-time work experience relevant to psychology may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
International19700 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 19700 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
EU/EEA8500 GBP/yearTuition FeeBased on the original amount of 8500 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
- Part time fees: EU/EEA: 4,250 GBP per year
- FT fees: Channel Islands/Isle of Man: 8,500 GBP per year
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