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Educational Psychology MSc

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

24 months

Start date

SEP-21

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Educational Psychology Education Studies

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is the first stage in training to become an educational psychologist.

The Scottish Government and Scottish local authorities have agreed a partnership funding approach which means that you will receive a grant covering training fees and living costs.

You will learn how to apply psychology in practice to work with children and young people, parents, teachers, carers, and other professionals.

You will also learn how to enhance effective learning, promote well-being, positive social, emotional and behavioural development, encourage co-operative problem solving, and support inclusion for all.

During the course you will take part in two practical placements, while also exploring:

child and adolescent development
assessment and intervention - individual and systemic
contexts and systems in which children and young people develop and learn
research and evaluation methods
transferable interpersonal and professional skills

Arranged by us, the placements will take place within local authority psychological services throughout Scotland. As far as possible we aim that your placement will be no more than one hour travel time from your home address.

Once you have successfully completed this course you will go on to a further year of supervised practice in an accredited local authority psychological service.

This will lead to you gaining the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland) (Stage 2), and registration with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Professional accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society

Careers:

Training to become an educational psychologist in Scotland is completed over three years and consists of two separate stages. The first stage involves studying for this MSc in Educational Psychology full-time over two years.

On successful completion of the course you can then progress to the second stage of your training, the Qualification in Educational Psychology (Scotland), involving one year of full-time supervised practice in an accredited local authority psychological service.

The qualification is conferred by the British Psychological Society.

Gaining the qualification will entitle you to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council as a practitioner psychologist, able to practice anywhere in the UK.

We have an excellent success rate in trainees completing the course and embarking on the next stage of their training.

Modules

Placement (Year 1) (60 Credits) - Core
Placement (Year 2) (90 Credits) - Core
Educational Psychology Practice in the Early Years (30 Credits) - Core
Educational Psychology Practice in the Primary Years (30 Credits) - Core
Introduction to Educational Psychology Practice (60 Credits) - Core
Advanced Educational Psychology Practice (45 Credits) - Core
Educational Psychology Practice in Secondary and Post-School Years (30 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£9,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You must hold a 1st or 2.1 honours degree in Psychology or an equivalent qualification. This qualification must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for their Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). If the outcome of your honours degree in Psychology was a 2:2, then you should hold an additional Masters qualification. If you have a Postgraduate Diploma, then the outcome should be equivalent to a 1st or 2.1 honours degree and if a Masters then a pass is acceptable.