M.Sc. On Campus

Psychology in Education

Cardiff Metropolitan University

12 months
15500 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Based within one of the largest centres for teacher education and training in the UK, the MSc in Psychology in Education at Cardiff Metropolitan University looks in-depth at how theory and research in psychology can be applied to a greater understanding of behaviour in educational contexts. No prior knowledge or study of psychology is required. 


This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited conversion course, offers Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) to those who do not currently hold it (essential for pursuing a future career in psychology).

This intensive postgraduate degree at Cardiff Metropolitan University will be of interest to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the application of psychology to education. This includes individuals who already have an accredited psychology degree because of its applied focus and opportunity for further work experience, both relevant to pursuing professional training. For these students, whilst some of the theoretical content may feel familiar, its application to educational contexts will prove new and challenging.

Students who successfully complete the BPS accredited MSc Psychology in Education, will acquire a range of transferable skills attractive to employers such as numerical reasoning, communication skills, computer literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, project management and teamwork. 


  • This MSc is a conversion course which provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). It requires no prior knowledge of psychology. It may be studied out of interest or intellectual curiosity about psychology and education, or for reasons of continued professional development and career enhancement. It is also ideal if you want to pursue a career in psychology but either did not study psychology at undergraduate level or studied psychology on a non-accredited programme. 
  • GBC is a prerequisite for professional training programmes in psychology which lead to full Chartered Psychologist status and occupations in such areas as Educational, Clinical, Occupational, Health and Counselling Psychology. This MSc does not guarantee entry onto the necessary professional training programme. 
  • This MSc also opens up a range of careers where an understanding of human behaviour or research methods is relevant. The knowledge and skills you will obtain are highly desired by employers within education, mental healthcare, youth and family work, therapy, social work, management and research. The research and independent learning skills you acquire on this course would also be a good preparation for further study, for example PhD. 

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Individual development
  • Neuroeducation
  • Teaching and learning
  • Human behaviour in education
  • Mental health and well-being
  • Researching psychology in education
  • Professional placement
  • Empirical research project

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants should usually have a first or upper second-class Honours degree or equivalent. 
  • Each applicant is considered on their academic merits and their ability to demonstrate an interest and ability in the subject area. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15500 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

    10000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10000 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cardiff

628 - 1066 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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