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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Cyncoed Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22, 16-JAN-23

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Course Overview

Based within one of the largest centres for teacher education and training in the UK, the MSc in Psychology in Education looks in-depth at how theory and research in psychology can be applied to a greater understanding of behaviour in educational contexts. No prior knowledge or study of psychology is required. This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited conversion course, offers Graduate Basis for Chartered membership (GBC) to those who do not currently hold it (essential for pursuing a future career in psychology).

This intensive postgraduate degree will be of interest to anyone who wishes to deepen their knowledge and understanding of the application of psychology to education. This includes individuals who already have an accredited psychology degree because of its applied focus and opportunity for further work experience, both relevant to pursuing professional training. For these students, whilst some of the theoretical content may feel familiar, its application to educational contexts will prove new and challenging. Students who successfully complete the BPS accredited MSc, will acquire a range of transferable skills attractive to employers such as numerical reasoning, communication skills, computer literacy, critical thinking and problem solving, project management and teamwork.


The MSc is assessed by a range of different coursework assignments – e.g. presentations, reports, essays, case studies, academic posters, research proposal. There are no formal examinations. Assessments are staggered to carefully manage schedules and are designed to give students the opportunity to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of theoretical, applied and professional practice issues. All assessments have a pass mark of 50%. Students will receive feedback on their assessed work that will help them to learn more effectively and aid in the development of practical skills and critical, reflective thinking. All MSc students are required to complete an empirical research project, which can be presented in either a traditional thesis format or in publishable paper format. In order to be eligible for GBC students must gain a pass mark of at least 50% for the Empirical Research Project.

Employability & Careers

This MSc is a conversion course which provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). It requires no prior knowledge of psychology. It may be studied out of interest or intellectual curiosity about psychology and education, or for reasons of continued professional development and career enhancement. It is also ideal if you want to pursue a career in psychology but either did not study psychology at undergraduate level or studied psychology on a non-accredited programme. GBC is a prerequisite for professional training programmes in psychology which lead to full Chartered Psychologist status and occupations in such areas as Educational, Clinical, Occupational and Health and Counselling Psychology. This MSc does not guarantee entry onto the necessary professional training programme.

This MSc also opens up a range of careers where an understanding of human behaviour or research methods is relevant. The knowledge and skills you will obtain are highly desired by employers within education, mental healthcare, youth and family work, therapy, social work, management and research. The research and independent learning skills you acquire on this course would also be a good preparation for further study, for example PhD.

Application deadline

27 June 2022, 24 October 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 15,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Cardiff Metropolitan University

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    Cardiff Metropolitan University, Student Recruitment & Admissions, Western Avenue, Cardiff, Cardiff, CF5 2YB, Wales

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A diverse student body with students from across 140 countries worldwide.
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Subject rankings

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  • Entry standards

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    120 58%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    62.0 62%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%


  • Entry standards

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    117 56%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    52.0 52%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.01 80%



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