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BSC (HONS) EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

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Codes:

College C58

UCAS C8X3

Course Length:

3 year Full Time

Entry Requirements and Fees

2020 UK fee: TBC

2020 international fee: TBC

Typical Offer (individual offers may vary):

A levels (or combination with AS / EPQ / BTEC / Cambridge Technical): 104 to 120 UCAS Tariff Points (to include Psychology or a science at B)

BTEC / Cambridge Technical: DDM (Applied Science)

GCSEs: English language, mathematics and a science at grade C or better

International Baccalaureate: 28 points, including science Higher at 4

Access to HE Diploma: Pass with at least 12 credits worth of science units at Merit. 

IELTS 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5.

Course content

The BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology is a three year full-time programme giving you the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of psychology and apply this in an educational context. You will follow a pathway that is composed of a variety of psychology and education related modules.

The course will allow you to gain an understanding of psychology as well as educational and pedagogical knowledge. The programme also enables you to examine the biological, cognitive, developmental, individual difference and social psychological principles underlying everyday experience and behaviour.

The programme is designed to take you from the core discipline knowledge of theory and empirical findings relevant to human behaviour to an in-depth understanding of educational psychology.  When studying the education modules you firstly acquire a sound knowledge base on which a deeper understanding of the philosophy, policy and practice of education is built.  You will then apply this knowledge and understanding on a work placement and through an independent project in the third year of the course.

Exploring topics on a local, national and global scale, you will learn about education and psychology from a holistic perspective and understand that you can make a significant difference to the lives of other. You will recognise effective psychological and educational practices and understand how children learn best. 

You will get the opportunity learn about social justice, forest schools, child development, understanding relationships and seminal theorists.

All these experiences will help you better understand the psychology of children and adolescents.

Our facilities

Our specialist facilities and equipment include:

  • Brain Imaging Unit
  • Virtual Reality Unit
  • Psychological Test Centre for psychometric assessments
  • Individual testing cubicles
  • Interview and Observation Suite
  • Eye tracking software
  • Biopac software to measure brain, heart and motor neuron activity
  • Inquisit –  an extensive library of psychological testing paradigms for measuring and manipulating a broad range of psychological constructs
  • aLIAS - an affective immersive emotional Virtual Reality stimuli package which allows researchers to create ‘different worlds’
  • NIRScout - a cutting edge 3D scalable neuroimaging platform with a dedicated ultra-high-density near-infrared spectroscopy system which measures changes in the cerebral cortex

Work placements

During the third year of the course you will have the opportunity to participate in a work-based placement in an educational setting.

Indicative modules

Year One 

  • Everyday Experience and Psychological Methods: Understanding Relationships
  • Education, Philosophy and Thinking
  • Everyday Experience and Psychological Methods: Analysing Attitudes to Work, Everyday Experience & Psychological Methods: Usability and Cognition
  • Learning Communities – Children Learning, Children Thinking                          
  • Perspectives on Psychology
  • Study & Research Skills for Psychologists
  • Equality of Opportunity and Diversity

Year Two 

  • Cognitive Psychology     
  • Biological Psychology
  • Individual Differences   
  • Global Citizenship
  • Developmental Psychology        
  • Forest School
  • Research Methods I: Experimental Designs and Analysis Research Methods II: Survey & Qualitative Designs and Analysis

Year Three 

  • Independent Project     
  • Psychology Project Management & Presentation Skills   
  • Mathematical Thinking    
  • Work-based Placement
  • Creativity, Technology and Learning

Options modules:

  • Comparative Education
  • Engaging All Learners
  • Professionalism and Pedagogy

International English Studies

Include International English Studies: 

Teaching and assessment

You will build your subject knowledge and practical experience through core and optional teaching modules appropriate to the breadth of the curriculum.

Your learning encompasses  the development of core knowledge and skills intrinsic to professional practice and psychological research.

Learning is supported by lectures, workshops and tutorials to encourage theoretical and critical inquiry, debate and practical research skills.

Summative assessment involves a wide range of activity such as scientific reports, essays, group and individual presentations, poster design, multiple choice papers, short answer papers, research participation and essay exams.

Class sizes

You will be taught in a variety of situations on both of our campuses at Chichester and Bognor Regis. Most of our taught session occur in seminar groups of 20-30 students. You might also join larger groups of students for key note lectures.

Additional Costs

Include Additional Costs: 

Textbooks: £100 to £200 per annum

Printing and photocopying: £50 per annum

Professional Body registration (after Graduation): 

  • BPS - Standard Graduate membership fee is £134
  • If students graduated within the last three years from the qualification giving eligibility for Graduate membership the fee is £67.
  • If students are current postgraduate students in the UK not earning a taxable income the fee is £36.