Top 10 Educational Psychology Masters Degree Courses in the UK & Europe

Educational Psychology is a fascinating area of study.

There are some masters programs in Educational Psychology that are aimed at those who are or wish to become psychologists, focusing on the design of educational programs and facilities. Other masters programs in this field are designed for teachers of children or those who teach people of all ages.

Here are ten of the best Masters Degrees in Educational Psychology available to study in the UK and Europe*.

MSc in Psychological Research – University of Oxford

Duration: One year full time.
Cost: £7,970 for UK/EU students or £23,505 for international students.
What You Will Study: This is a research masters and research themes include Cognition, Learning and Plasticity, which combines the academic areas of Psychology, Education and Neuroscience.

Master of Education (Psychology and Education) – University of Cambridge

Duration: 10 months full time or two years part time.
Cost: £11,700 total cost for all UK/EU students or £28,383 total cost for all international students.
What You Will Study: The course has five strands to it; Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Social Psychology, Biological Psychology, and Individual Differences. Students study these topics and research an area that interests them the most.

MA in Education (Psychology) – University College London

Duration: One year full time, two years part time or up to five years with flexible study options.
Cost: £8,940 for full-time UK/EU students, £4,605 per year for part-time UK/EU students or £20,110 for full-time international students, £10,240 per year for part-time international students.
What You Will Study: Modules include Cognitive Development and Learning, Reading and Spelling Difficulties, and Personality and Social Psychology in Education.

MSc in Education (Child and Adolescent Psychology) – University of Edinburgh

Duration: One year of full-time study or two to three years part-time.
Cost: £11,300 for full-time UK/EU students and £3,770 to £5,650 per year for UK/EU part-time students or £22,850 for full-time international students and £7,620 to £11,425 per year for international part-time students.
What You Will Study: Modules include Psychology of Learning and Teaching, Global Childhoods and Human Rights, and Bilingualism and Other Additional Support Needs.

MSc in Psychology: Learning Sciences – LMU Munich

Duration: Two years full time.
Cost: €128 per semester for all students.
What You Will Study: This course is conducted in English and has a strong element of research. Modules include Psychology of Development, Learning and Excellence and Cognition, Emotion, Learning, and Development.

MA in Education – King's College London

Duration: One year full time or two years part-time.
Cost: £8,800 total cost for all UK/EU students or £17,900 total cost for all international students.
What You Will Study: This is a flexible course that students can tailor to their career aims. Modules include topics such as Psychology and Learning and Improving Learning and Attainment in the Classroom.

MEd in Psychology of Education – University of Manchester

Duration: One year full time or two years part time.
Cost: £9,500 total cost for all UK/EU students or £19,000 total cost for all international students.
What You Will Study: Students have a collaborative approach to their research drawing on the teaching experiences of many of the students. Modules include Social Psychology of Education and Psychology of Human Development.

MSc in Educational Sciences – Utrecht University

Duration: One year full time or two years part time.
Cost: €2,143 total cost for all EU students or €17,078 total cost for international students.
What You Will Study: This course focuses on learning experiences throughout life, and Educational Psychology forms a large part of the content of the modules. The modules are conducted in English.

MA in Psychology and Education – University of Warwick

Duration: One year full time or three years part time.
Cost: £9,460 total cost for all UK/EU students or £18,640 total cost for all international students
What You Will Study: Students concentrate on childhood experiences of learning and modules include Special Educational Needs and Evidence-Based Practices.

MSc in Psychology of Education – University of Bristol

Duration: One year full time or two to three years part time.
Cost: £8,500 total cost for all UK/EU students or £19,700 total cost for all international students
What You Will Study: This is a British Psychological Society accredited conversion course giving students entry to the society and is not aimed at students who have an undergraduate degree in Psychology.

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