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MEd Psychology of Education

Key information

Qualification type

MEd - Master of Education

Subject areas

Educational Psychology

Course type


Course Summary

Course description

MEd Psychology of Education is ideal if you are keen to explore how psychology can be applied in educational contexts and are aspiring to become an educational psychologist or similar professional roles.

The course is designed to enable graduates from other disciplines to join the field of psychology.

The course is therefore an excellent starting point for individuals wishing to pursue a career in psychology. You will benefit from leading academics with expertise in psychology of education who contribute to our teaching and dissertation supervision.

If you wish to become an educational psychologist, specialist additional training is required as completion of the MEd does not guarantee entry onto any further programme.


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.

Coursework and assessment

Our course team work to support the individual needs of our students. You will be allocated a personal academic advisor who will guide your academic and professional development.

We employ a range of teaching methods and formats to ensure a varied and engaging learning experience. Each course unit has a written assessment that will be followed by formative and summative feedback.

The dissertation features the opportunity for an empirical research study of your choosing and can involve qualitative, quantitative or mixed research methods.

Career opportunities

Manchester Institute of Education (MIE) graduates go on to shape education policy and practice through positions in NGOs and in the public and private sector.

Different course options

Full time | The University of Manchester | 12 months | 21-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


12 months

Start date


Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

We require a UK bachelor's degree with a First or Upper Second classification or the overseas equivalent, in any discipline. When assessing your academic record we take into account the grades you have achieved, your academic references and the standing of the institution where you studied your qualification.