MSc Psychology of Education BPSFind a programme
One year full-time;
two to three years part-time
|Location of programme||Clifton campus|
|Part-time study available||Yes|
|Start date||September 2018|
This British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited MSc conversion programme provides students with an excellent grounding in the psychology of education. It draws on a wide range of theories and methods from across the core areas of psychology and encourages students to interrogate their application to education and educational contexts. It is available on a full-time or part-time basis. After successfully completing the programme, you will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) and further professional training accredited by the BPS.
Many students go on to careers in educational psychology, clinical psychology or neuropsychology, or engage in doctoral-level research. Entry to all of these is very competitive, but our MSc graduates have historically been very successful applying for EdD, DEdPsych, PhD and DClinPsy courses.
After completing the MSc programme, you will typically spend at least a year building up relevant experience, for example working with special needs pupils or with vulnerable clients, before making a successful application to a professional training programme.
Fees for 2018/19
We charge an annual tuition fee. Fees for 2018/19 are as follows:
- UK/EU: full-time
- UK/EU: part-time (two years)
- Overseas: full-time
- Channel Islands/Isle of Man: full-time
Fees are subject to an annual review. For programmes that last longer than one year, please budget for up to a five per cent increase in fees each year. Find out more about tuition fees.
University of Bristol students and graduates can benefit from a ten per cent reduction in tuition fees for postgraduate study. Check your eligibility for an alumni scholarship.
Funding for 2018/19
Further information on funding for prospective UK, EU and international postgraduate students.
Visit our programme catalogue for full details of the structure and unit content for our MSc Psychology of Education (BPS).
Applicants must hold a minimum of a UK upper second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) and be able to demonstrate work experience in an area relevant to psychology (eg work as a teacher, learning support assistant, assistant psychologist or volunteer in schools or settings for vulnerable clients).
Applicants who hold a lower second-class honours degree (or international equivalent) and have at least one year (full time) of work experience relevant to psychology may be considered on an individual basis. Applicants with alternative qualifications should contact the Student Services Office before submitting an application.
See international equivalent qualifications on the International Office website.
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Read the programme admissions statement for important information on entry requirements, the application process and supporting documents required.
We offer academic and personal development opportunities to equip you for the intellectual, social and personal challenges you will encounter during your career. Our overarching goal is to enable our education graduates to display the following characteristics:
- equipped to demonstrate impact, excellence and distinctiveness in their chosen field
- visionary, imaginative, innovative, reflective and creative
- high ideals and values, including a strong sense of social justice
- highly employable throughout the world
- adaptable, with the potential to be a leader in work and in the community
Graduates of this route have gone on to careers in educational psychology, clinical psychology, occupational psychology, counselling psychology or neuropsychology and doctoral level research. For more information on psychology careers and accredited courses, please see guidance from the BPS.
1 August 2018. Early application recommended; places may fill before the deadline.
Entry to the programme is competitive, so your application should demonstrate a strong interest in psychology and the intention to pursue professional training or research in psychology.
Find out more about becoming a student at Bristol, applying for a visa and the support we offer to international students.
REF 2014 results
Please see full REF 2014 results for the University of Bristol; in particular, the scores for subject areas 4 and 25.
Results are from the most recent UK-wide assessment of research quality, conducted by HEFCE. More about REF 2014 results.