12 months
19950 GBP/year
9290 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This BPS-accredited conversion Psychology in Education course from University of York is ideal if you want to pursue a career in psychology, but didn't study Psychology at undergraduate level, or studied on a non-accredited programme.

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Learn to apply psychological methods and approaches to educational policy and practice.

You'll study core areas of psychology and key debates in the psychology of education, while developing your research skills.

This course will develop your understanding, knowledge and skills in a variety of theoretical and applied approaches to psychology and educational psychology.

You'll study compulsory modules to equip you with foundational knowledge of topics such as cognitive development, neuropsychology, differential psychology and psychology in society. In your second term you'll choose an option module to develop a specialism or explore a new avenue of learning.

Careers and skills

Successfully completing this course provides you with the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). GBC is a requirement for training as a professional psychologist in clinical, educational, counselling, occupational, health or forensic psychology.

The Psychology in Education course from University of York covers a wide range of topics which will introduce you to areas of work which you may not have previously considered. You'll also have opportunities to discuss potential careers with psychology and education practitioners. 

Volunteering opportunities allow you to explore new career paths and gain valuable experience.

Career opportunities

  • Chartered Psychologist
  • Psychological research
  • Teaching
  • Youth work
  • Mental health
  • Data science
  • Not-for-profit sector

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Development and Cognition
  • Individuality and Its Roots 
  • Psychology in Society 
  • Research Methods for Psychology in Education 
  • Adolescence and Social Media 
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

Applications can be submitted year-round, but we recommend you apply as early as possible as entry to many courses is competitive.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • 2:1 or equivalent in any subject. This is a conversion programme and does not require prior knowledge of psychology. As a Psychology conversion programme, this degree is not suitable for applicants who already have an undergraduate degree in Psychology. 
  • The only exception to this is if the degree was not accredited by the British Psychological Society and you need the Graduate Basis for Chartership of the BPS in order to progress to professional training. If this is the case, please indicate so clearly on your application form.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19950 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19950 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    9290 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9290 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for York

646 - 1124 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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