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Gain a deeper perspective into how children think and develop. Study children’s development and wellbeing to help them to thrive in all situations.
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
UCAS code PSED
UCAS institution code P63
Duration Three years full-time or six years part-time
This programme enables students to take key psychological theories and concepts and apply them to contemporary issues, applied contexts and working with people in education contexts. You will study the core areas of psychology: cognition, social, development, biological, individual differences, research methods and contextual and historical aspects of psychology . Alongside these core modules you will study a number of education modules, for example looking at inclusive practice, SEND, mental health and have opportunities to attend placements in education settings.
Study areas which interest you - apply psychological theory to education and working with young people
Practical approach - learn by doing; placement, practical research and enquiry help you understand theoretical principles
Specialist psychology 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 enables you to a different perspective into educational settings
Learn about children's cognitive development and health and wellbeing to help bring out the best in them
“ 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.”
Please note: optional modules are marked with an *
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.
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?
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.
BPS accreditation ensures an engaging experience and means that upon graduation, students will be eligible for Graduate Basis Chartered Membership of the BPS which is required of applicants to the postgraduate training programmes that lead to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
Lectures every week, supported by discussion based seminars, workshops, tutorials and practical sessions. You will opportunities to complete research projects and use the psychology research labs.
Variety of assessments including essays, reports, artefacts, presentations and timed assessments.
Course leaderView full profile
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.
Fees UK students: £9,250 per annum
Fees for International students: £12,500 per annum
This fee covers your tuition and access to course-specific equipment and facilities, as well associated services including access to the library, study skills support, IT support, student support and wellbeing services and membership of the Student Union. There may be additional costs by course.
Students will require an enhanced DBS check
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Lecturer in PsychologyView profile
Dr Katheryn Edwards is a BPS Chartered Psychologist and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Her PhD investigated a dual process account of human mind-reading. Katheryn teaches across a number of modules relating to cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, research methods and study skills.
Jayne is an experienced Early Years Teacher and Pre-School Manager with additional insight into primary education, including school governance. She teaches Child Development and Early Years Initial Teacher Training with a focus on Attachment, Transitions and Children's Emotional Development, as well as Leadership in Early Years.
Lecturer in PsychologyView profile
Associate Dean of EducationView profile
Miles has more than twenty years of experience teaching, including to adults and children. An experienced English Language and Primary School teacher, Miles is also a postgraduate researcher of children's curriculum experience.
Senior LecturerView profile
Rosanna specialises in the psychology of sporting performance, examining the critical perceptual cognitive factors that enable elite performance. Her research fields are cognitive psychology, performance psychology and quantitative methods.
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