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Psychology and Education - MA (Full-Time/Part-Time, 2018 Entry)

Psychology has an important role to play in understanding how children and young people think, learn, feel and behave in various contexts, including family, school and the community. Through this course, we explore how psychology and education come together to improve children’s life chances. This course is ideal for you if your interest lies at the interface of applied psychological research and real-world applications in educational contexts. We focus on evidence based practice both from the point of view of building the evidence base through research, but also from an applied perspective e.g., learning and practising behavioural skills that are core components of evidence-based approaches.

Whether your background is in psychology, education, social sciences or a related discipline, and whether you are a student or currently working as a practitioner, educationalist or in the voluntary sector, this course is designed to provide you with the latest evidence from applied research. It focuses on what works for improving children’s academic, emotional, behavioural and social outcomes, how evidence for practice is generated, and the current state of play in early intervention for children at risk or children with special education needs.

Core Modules:
• Special Educational Needs and Evidence-Based Practices
• Early Intervention
• Research Methods in Psychology and Education
• Dissertation in Psychology and Education

Optional Modules:
This programme has a number of optional modules to choose from to allow you to achieve the required credits to successfully complete the programme. Our optional module lists are subject to change each year to keep the student learning experience current and up-to-date. For the optional modules available in this department please visit the department website.

* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.

You will complete a core module that will provide research training for the course, plus two innovative interdisciplinary modules which have been co-created between the Centre for Education Studies (CES) and the Centre for Educational Development, Appraisal and Research (CEDAR). Modules will be taught by members of CES, CEDAR and the department of Psychology, giving you access to a wealth of research and knowledge on issues around psychology and education from a variety of standpoints. You will then complete a dissertation under the supervision of a member of our well-published academic team.

Programmes within the Centre for Education Studies are assessed through a variety of methods depending on the module choices you make.


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Essential information


Full-time: 1 year

Part-time: 3 years 

Entry requirements

2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a related subject

English Language requirements

Band A


Centre for Education Studies

Location of study

University of Warwick

Course fees

Home/EU: £8,580 per year
Overseas: £17,750* per year

Home/EU: £1,430 per 30 CAT module
Overseas: £2,960 per 30 CAT module

*Standard university fees will be charged for Home students in 2018/19 and Overseas students are entitled to £1,550 bursary support in 2018/19 on the full Masters fee, pro-rated per 30 CATs. The overseas bursary support has been included in the fees shown.

Find out more about fees and funding.


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Application information


This information is applicable for 2018 entry.