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DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

MA - Master of Arts

Subject areas

Educational Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The Education (Psychology) MA will introduce students to key theoretical issues in the psychology of education, critical analysis of psychological theory and research, and its contribution to educational issues and practice. It will develop students' understanding of research processes and give them the opportunity to undertake research in the psychology of education.

About this degree

Students develop understanding of current issues in the psychology of education and have the opportunity to engage in research. On successful completion of the programme students should be able to produce and communicate reasoned and informed argument, both in writing and orally. Students should also be able to critically evaluate theory and evidence in psychology.

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits.

Teaching and learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures given by both IOE academic staff and guest speakers, student preparation of tasks and longer presentations, group work, discussion, and computer workshops giving hands-on practice. Assessment is through coursework. Coursework can involve critiques of set research articles and extended essays on set topics, and the dissertation/report.

Careers

Graduates of this Master's degree are currently working as professionals in educational settings, teachers and PhD students.

Different course options

Full time | London, Bloomsbury | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

This module aims to broaden students' knowledge and understanding of key issues. In doing so it aims to develop skills of critical analysis, and also to enable participants to identify implications of relevant research for their practice. This will be achieved by a range of teaching methods. Key topics include thinking and reasoning; motivation; metacognition; teacher expectations; teacher-pupil and pupil-pupil interactions in learning and development, emotional intelligence in education and aspects of language development.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,680

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£18,790

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

A minimum of a second-class Bachelor's degree from a UK university (or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, education, social science, cognitive science, speech/communication science or neuroscience). The ability to critically evaluate theory and evidence in psychology is an important element of the programme.