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MA Psychology and Education

University of Sheffield    School of Education

Full time September MA 1 year FT

About the course

With a focus on psychological theory, this MA will encourage you to examine the challenges facing education in the 21st century.

Course description

This one-year, full-time course examines the challenges facing education in the 21st century, focusing particularly on psychological theory. You will look at the contribution of psychology to education policy and practice in changing international and global contexts.

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Entry Requirements

A good honours degree in a related field.

English language requirements:
Overall IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component, or equivalent.


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 Course Content

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Brittany Milnes

I will always remember the people I have met on the course, the stories and experiences I have heard from them I will never forget

Mae Aspinall

Once I graduated from my undergraduate degree in Psychology at the University of Sheffield it felt like a natural progression to pursue a master’s qualification. As I felt so at home in the city of Sheffield and regarded the teaching so highly there was no doubt that I wanted to continue on at the University. A previous tutor recommended the Education and Psychology course to me and I was not disappointed. The staff and the course facilitated my interests and academic exploration of topics which specifically interested me, and would be directly relevant to me in a future career. This was particularly prevalent as there was a certain freedom to the assignments which allowed students to pick topics that they found interesting and apply them to the assignment titles. The group tutorials were also really useful for consolidating the theories and information we had learnt in the lectures and sharing our thoughts and opinions.
After I graduate from the University of Sheffield I plan to gain some experience working in the education sector before applying for a PhD in Educational and Child Psychology in order to qualify as an Educational Psychologist. I feel excited at the prospect of this adventure and believe that the course and the university has prepared me for this by not only providing the academic content, but also the constant encouragement and support from my tutor which has helped a dream turn into a reality.

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