M.Ed. On Campus

Psychology of Education

The University of Manchester

12 months
20000 GBP/year
10000 GBP/year
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Psychology of Education course from The University of Manchester  brings graduates from other disciplines up to the academic standard of an honours degree in psychology, while exploring how the core areas of psychology can be applied in educational settings.  


The  Psychology of Education course from The University of Manchester demonstrates how the core areas of psychology - developmental, social, cognitive, psychobiology, individual differences and research methods - can be applied in educational settings. It is therefore an excellent starting point for individuals wishing to pursue a career in educational psychology.

Please note that the MEd does not qualify you to practice as an educational psychologist. If you wish to practise as an educational psychologist, you will also need to complete the Doctorate in Educational and Child Psychology.


You will:

  • experience an ethos of independent and co-operative learning and research;
  • develop critical skills in the evaluation and analysis of current research, theory and practice in psychology and education;
  • gain eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Status from the British Psychological Society, the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Career opportunities

Manchester Institute of Education graduates go on to shape education policy and practice through positions in NGOs and in the public and private sector. Potential careers include:

  • teaching (primary, secondary and specialist settings);
  • lecturing;
  • research;
  • teacher education;
  • educational administration;
  • leadership;
  • consultancy;
  • publishing;
  • testing;
  • assessment.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Current Issues in Special Education
  • Social Psychology of Education
  • Cognition and Education
  • Research Issues in Psychology and Education
  • Psychology of Human Developmen

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A good honours degree (minimum 2:1) or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline is required.
  • Candidates who do not meet the minimum 2:1 entry requirement must demonstrate evidence of ability to study at master's level (eg by having already completed a master's degree in another discipline).

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20000 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • National

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

MEd (part-time)

  • UK students (per annum): £5,000
  • International, including EU, students (per annum): £10,000

Living costs for Manchester

645 - 1197 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.

Fresh content

Updated in the last 9 months

Check the official programme website for potential updates.

Our partners

Psychology of Education
The University of Manchester


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!

Tuition fee settings