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BSc (Hons) Psychology and Education

Gain a deeper perspective into how children think and develop.

Wide network of partners offers diverse placement opportunities

Entry requirements

Three A-levels at grades BBC or above.

Or BTEC triple grades DMM or above.

Or Access 23-45 D/M.

And GCSE English Language at grade 4 or grade C or above.

DBS check required.

UCAS points 112


Duration Three years full-time or six years part-time

Course Summary

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Education will enable you to look at the main areas of psychology: developmental, cognitive, social, individual differences and research methods and apply these to working within the education sector.

Our course is structured through taught sessions and enquiry based learning, enabling you to develop knowledge of psychology and working in the education sector, alongside skills such as critical thinking, reflection, presenting and communication to prepare you for employment or further study. 

Why this course at Marjon?

Study areas which interest you; apply psychological theory to education practice and working with young people.

Practical approach - learn by doing, placement, practical research and enquiry is common practice to help you understand theoretical principles.

Specialist lab spaces on campus - quiet spaces, ideal for data collection.

Relationships with hundreds of schools to help you gain valuable practical experience.

Focus on psychological principles will mean you can bring a different perspective into educational settings.

You'll learn about children's cognitive development and health and wellbeing so you can help them do the very best they can.

This course is perfect if you're curious about

Why do some children find learning easier than others?

Why do some children find it hard to behave?

How do teachers construct learning experiences?

Why do teachers group children in certain ways?

How do I support development of language?

How does personality influence behaviour?

What might you become?

Graduates in BSc (Hons) Psychology and Education are well placed to gain employment within the education sector, for example wellbeing advisors, family outreach and mental health support.

With further study, you could become a teacher by progressing to either PGCE Secondary Education with Psychology, PGCE Primary or School Direct. You can also become an Early Years Educator by progressing to EYITT.  You may choose to specialise in areas which require a strong understanding of psychology such as special educational needs or becoming a children's wellbeing support worker.

Modules for this course

Course Snapshot

This is a new and exciting programme which will enable students interested in the field of education and subject of psychology. They will be looking at topics such as development, children's cognition, identity, mental health, research methods in addition to placement and other applied opportunities.
Dr Hazel Bending - Course Leader


Please note: This course is subject to validation which means that it is either a new course or that the content is currently being updated. You can apply for this course now while some of the details of the course are being finalised by the University. Please contact the course leader if you would like further information.

Fees and funding

Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum

Fees for International students: £12,000 per annum

Teaching and assessment

Course leader

Dr Hazel Bending

Hazel is a chartered member of The British Psychological Society (BPS). Her research has focused on how students in Higher Education best learn; investigating how various techniques from using technology to reflective practice and wellbeing can enhance students’ experiences and skills.

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