M.Sc. On Campus

Educational Psychology

University of Dundee

24 months
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The MSc Educational Psychology programme from University of Dundee is the first stage in training to become an educational psychologist.



At the MSc Educational Psychology programme from University of Dundee you will learn how to apply psychology in practice to work with children and young people, parents, teachers, carers, and other professionals.

You will also learn how to enhance effective learning, promote well-being, positive social, emotional and behavioural development, encourage co-operative problem solving, and support inclusion for all.

During the course you will take part in two practical placements, while also exploring:

  • child and adolescent development
  • assessment and intervention - individual and systemic
  • contexts and systems in which children and young people develop and learn
  • research and evaluation methods
  • transferable interpersonal and professional skills


You will learn through a variety of teaching methods including:

  • practical tasks
  • role-play
  • video analysis
  • peer tutoring and assessment
  • tutorials

We focus on problem-based learning, which has been shown to be effective in promoting the development of active independent learning, as well as collaborative learning. This will provide you with an integrated model of teaching and learning as it crosses subject boundaries.

Our spiral curriculum, where you revisit topics, subjects or themes throughout your studies, will enable you to build on previous learning at increasing levels of difficulty and complexity. 

The course begins with a university-based five week induction period, followed by two weeks for your first practical placement in a local authority psychological service. After this the normal weekly pattern of attendance is two days on placement, two days of university-based teaching, and one day for independent study and collaborative work.


Training to become an educational psychologist in Scotland is completed over three years and consists of two separate stages. The first stage involves studying for this MSc in Educational Psychology full-time over two years.

On successful completion of the course you can then progress to the second stage of your training, the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland), involving one year of  full-time supervised practice in an accredited local authority psychological service.

Gaining the qualification will entitle you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a practitioner psychologist, able to practice anywhere in the UK.


Accredited by the British Psychological Society

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Educational Psychology Practice in the Secondary and Post-School Years
  • Advanced Educational Psychology Practice
  • Educational Psychology Practice in the Early Years
  • Educational Psychology Practice in the Primary Years

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2.1 honours degree in Psychology or an equivalent OR 2:2 honours degree in Psychology, plus a PGDip (equivalent to 2:1 or above) or Masters (pass)
  • Your Psychology degree needs to be BPS (British Psychological Society) accredited as conferring eligibility for their Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). If you are unsure, or if you have a non-UK Psychology degree, you can email to check.
  • You must be a UK citizen, or an EU citizen with settled or pre-settled status.

Work experience

  • Two years’ experience of working with children and/or young people (age range 0-24 years) and/or families (paid or unpaid) at point of application.

Tuition Fee

Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland - Course fee is covered by a SAAS grant

EU/International - This course is not available for your fee status

Living costs for Dundee

787 - 1494 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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