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MSc Education (Child and Adolescent Psychology)

MSc Education (Child and Adolescent Psychology)

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Full time | The University of Edinburgh | 1 year | SEP

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Full time


1 year

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Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology Specialisations Child Psychology Teaching In Secondary Schools Flexible Learning Design Youth Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The MSc Education is the flagship taught postgraduate degree of Moray House School of Education and Sport and one of its most popular programmes. It provides an ideal foundation for students who wish to work in education policy, research or practice, or who want to go on to doctoral-level study.

Through strategically-designed compulsory courses and a wide range of options, paired with guidance from our staff and in a lively and supportive student community, you will take part in social and philosophical reflection on the nature, value and purposes of education.

Career opportunities

This broad programme can open up a similarly diverse range of career opportunities.

Past students have undertaken further study and doctoral research, while others have applied their knowledge and skills to a variety of education-related fields, from educational policy and administration and school teaching, to recruitment, charity-related educational research and political advisory roles.

You will graduate with a highly-regarded degree and transferable skills in areas such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.


This course reflects the need for students to understand fundamental concepts that underpin research in order to be able to critically evaluate the strength of the research discussed throughout their programme of study. This course will explore how differing paradigms of research are reflected in research articles and publications. This will involve introducing students to contrasting genres of scholarly writing and to the research paradigms which underlie and inform the approaches taken in specific studies. Students will gain experience of undertaking some small data collection and preliminary analysis tasks in order to understand, through primary experience, the practical challenges of undertaking rigorous research.

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Entry requirements

A UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a relevant discipline.