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Educational Psychology (Distance)

University of Nicosia
Nicosia, Cyprus
882 Points
1 Year, 6 Months

Program Description

The core aim of the programme is to develop scientific knowledge in the theory and application of the psychological and social processes underlying teaching and learning.

The postgraduate programme in Educational Psychology is particularly aimed at people who are working in education or are interested in pursuing a career as an educator.

The field of Educational Psychology is broadly defined as the study of students, learning and teaching. Studies in this discipline can enrich the work of those working or wishing to work as teachers in primary, secondary or higher education by providing the basic theoretical background to guide their teaching with the aim of improving students' learning outcomes and being able to help their students progress academically and personally.

A successful teacher is able to motivate students, successfully manage the classroom, assess students' prior knowledge, successfully communicate ideas, accommodate students' particular needs, develop appropriate teaching methods and use appropriate assessment methods.

Teachers can develop these skills by understanding and applying relevant psychological theories of learning. The programme aims to encourage teachers to see themselves as engaged learners who are constantly looking for and considering better ways to help their students achieve their goals.

The core aim of this programme is to enrich students' knowledge of the ways in which individual development and individual differences affect learning and the implications that these parameters may have in teaching. Another sub-objective is to develop critical thinking in the evaluation of different methods of teaching and assessment of learning.

Finally, the programme aims to train students in the use of methodological and statistical tools for the investigation of contemporary issues in educational psychology.

Entry Requirements

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Degree from State Technical Insitute
Bachelor's Degree
English Level
TOEFL (paper based)
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the Degree Certificate/Diploma
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Detailed Transcript

Information about admission:

  • Bachelor's degree in Psychology, Education or other related fields from a recognised university (e.g. from America, Europe or other recognised equivalent qualification)
  • Personal Statement – The applicant is required to submit a comprehensive outline highlighting his or her individual competencies and strengths and providing their reflections regarding expectations and the value of the programme to their personal advancement and career development.

Other accepted qualifications:

  • Previous educational and research experience
  • Other relevant postgraduate qualifications in Psychology
  • Recommendations

Other English qualifications and information:

  • Students meet the English language requirements if their first degree was in English.
  • Computer-based TOEFL – 193 and above
  • Michigan Examination of Proficiency in English (CaMLA) – Pass
  • Pearson PTE General – Level 3 and above
  • KPG (The Greek Foreign Language Examinations for the State Certificate of Language Proficiency) – Level B2 and above
  • Anglia – Level B2 and above
  • IEB Advances Programme English – Pass

More information:

  • Transfer from another University: Students who have completed courses with similar content at a university institution as part of a postgraduate programme of at least equivalent level may be granted an exemption for these courses in recognition of previous study.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the programme, students will be able to:

  • Critically evaluate the basic theoretical concepts of educational psychology.
  • Estimate the key factors influencing learning and critically evaluate the key findings of contemporary research related to learning and teaching.
  • Evaluate the psychological and educational principles that can improve the effectiveness of teaching, as well as critically compare the suitability of different teaching methods in different learning contexts (e.g. individual, group, formal, informal).
  • Understand the effects of individual differences on learning (e.g. gender, IQ, personality, cultural diversity).
  • Discuss and evaluate the contribution of research in the field of cognitive psychology (on memory, problem solving, perception, attention) in teaching and learning.
  • Explain the causes and effects of a variety of learning difficulties and discuss the role of the teacher in the context of special and inclusive education.
  • Strengthen their knowledge about the role of the educational psychologist in diagnostic assessment, counselling and the design of educational interventions.
  • Summarize the contribution of neuroscience to our understanding of human learning.
  • Use quantitative and qualitative methods of research and analysis to investigate various educational questions.
  • Explain and critically evaluate research methods used in the field of educational psychology and demonstrate skills in preparing research proposals and conducting original research.


Semester 1

Psychology of Teaching and Learning

Intellectual Development: Theory, Assessment and Applications

Learning Difficulties

Semester 2

Educational Interventions

Psychometric Methods and Measurement Tools

Research Methods

Semester 3

Child Psychopathology

Evaluation of Children and Adolescents

Neuroscience in Education


Graduates of the Master's program in Educational Psychology will gain knowledge that will improve their teaching practice. In addition, obtaining this master's degree will be useful for purposes of promotion and professional development in the field of education.


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