MSc in Educational Psychology

The MSc in Educational Psychology focuses on the study of cognitive, emotional and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan. The programme in Educational Psychology is targeted towards school educators who want to gain expertise in the normal and atypical patterns of development and learning.

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

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1.5 YEARS

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90 ECTS

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GREEK

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FULL TIME

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AWARDED BY NEAPOLIS UNIVERSITY

OBJECTIVE OF THE MSC IN EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

The Master of Science in Educational Psychology focuses on the study of cognitive, emotional and social learning processes that underlie education and human development across the lifespan. The Programme in Educational Psychology is targeted towards school educators who want to gain expertise in the normal and atypical patterns of development and learning. More specifically, the MSc in Educational Psychology aims at providing students with evidence-based knowledge and skills concerning:

  • The learning theory approaches and their educational implications
  • The wide spectrum of learning difficulties across the life span, in order to be able to identify the cases that require intervention in the school context and elsewhere
  • The domain-specific psychological development from infancy to adulthood, with specific emphasis on its cognitive, emotional and social dimensions and their impact on the learning processes
  • The main developmental disorders, as they are manifested in childhood, adolescence and adulthood, as well as their direct impact on learning and behaviour
  • The awareness of the role that cultural and social parameters play in the educator’s interaction with students and parents
  • Developmental patterns during the above evolutionary phases

The techniques and methods used in educational and psychological research

PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES

The graduates of the MSc Programme in Educational Psychology will:

  • acquire an in-depth understanding of the cognitive processes that underlie learning and thinking in both formal and informal education and their typical as well as atypical development
  • acquire strategies that can enhance their professional practice in schools and universities, early childhood programmes, and government agencies.
  • develop scientific research skills (by participating in ongoing research projects and by conducting small-scale research projects in the context of the Independent Research Study, and/or by conducting an empirical study in the context of a Masters Thesis) that can be applied to advance scientific knowledge in Educational Psychology and address practical issues in diverse education and community settings.

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

SEMESTER 1

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
PSY501Cognitive, Emotional, and Social Development across the lifespanCompulsory7.5
PSY607Research Methods and StatisticsCompulsory7.5
PSY608School CounsellingCompulsory7.5
PSY610Independent Research Study ICompulsory7.5

SEMESTER 2

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
PSY503Learning: Theoretical Approaches and Educational ImplicationsCompulsory7.5
PSY602Language Development and LiteracyCompulsory7.5
PSY610Independent Research Study IICompulsory7.5
PSY605School Context and Gender Identities during Adolescence / orElective7.5
PSY700ThesisElective7.5

SEMESTER 3

CodeCourse titleCourse typeECTS
PSY611Multicultural Dimensions of BehaviourCompulsory7.5
PSY505Personality: Theoretical Approaches and DevelopmentCompulsory7.5
PSY506Learning DifficultiesCompulsory7.5
PSY604Developmental Psychopathology (elective) / orElective7.5
PSY700Thesis IIElective7.5

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

  • Bachelor’s degree in Pedagogy, Psychology or other relevant study in officially recognized universities in Cyprus or abroad
  • For graduates of universities outside Greece or Cyprus, proof of equivalence from quality assurance organizations such as KYSATS or DOATAP is required
  • Proof of good knowledge of the English language
  • Two letters of recommendation

DISCLAIMER

The University reserves its right to define the electives offered on an academic year basis

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OUR FACULTY & STAFF

Christiana Koundourou

Lecturer in Special Needs

Christiana Koundourou is a lecturer in Special Needs, in the School of Social Sciences, at Neapolis University in Paphos. She holds an Undergraduate Degree in Special Educational Needs from...

Glykeria Reppa

Lecturer in Educational Psychology

Glykeria Reppa is a lecturer in Educational Psychology at Neapolis University Pafos. She has studied Psychology (European University of Cyprus) and Physical Education and Sports Science...

Marilena Mousoulidou

Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology

Marilena Mousoulidou is a Lecturer in Cognitive Psychology in the Department of Psychology at Neapolis University Pafos. She received her PhD in Cognitive Psychology from the University of Leicester, UK (2010) ...

George Zacharopoulos

Lecturer of Cognitive Neuroscience

Dr George Zacharopoulos is a Lecturer of Cognitive Neuroscience at the Department of Psychology. He is a graduate of Cardiff University (PhD in Psychology, 2017), University College London (MSc in Neuroscience, 2013) and the University of Cyprus....
The vision of the programme is to offer our school educator graduates all the necessary skills within the school setting to identify, prevent, intervene and/or make referrals as necessary.

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