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Course summary

Education has the power to improve lives. With this BA (Hons) Education Studies and Psychology degree, you will recognise the importance of education, as well as explore the psychological factors that inhibit and motivate learning. Studying at NTU, you will engage in the most relevant contemporary issues of our time - including well-being, mental health, social media and relationships – gaining skills and confidence along the way. Combining education and psychology into one innovative interdisciplinary degree, you will study how psychological theory can be related to a variety of educational environments. You will consider education processes and strategies to educate learners, in line with government priorities. The course provides an interdisciplinary perspective on important issues regarding a diverse range of learners, such as special educational needs, looked after children and refugees. Whether you are new to the world of work, planning a career change or looking to work abroad, we will help you stand out for a future associated with education. You will be ready to make a difference in society in a diverse range of careers - whether that’s in the public sector, welfare, mainstream education or alternative educational provision such as hospitals, prisons, and therapeutic settings. There’s also the option of postgraduate progression to study for careers in teaching, educational psychology or counselling. What you’ll study The BA (Hons) Education Studies and Psychology degree is designed for students interested in psychology, and lifelong education and development. It offers the opportunity to develop theoretical knowledge and understanding of two disciplines in modern society, and understand theory, research, policy, and practice from a local, national, and international perspective. You will also review education from a psychosocial perspective, rather than from a strictly policy driven. You will examine behaviours of individuals from childhood through to adulthood to look at the importance of education. The course covers learning behaviours, how people develop and learn throughout their lives the nature of knowledge and critical engagement with ways of knowing and understanding drawing from the multi-disciplinary base and the explorations of the ways education contributes to society. You will gain the underpinning knowledge for a route into education, along with research techniques for further study. You will be given opportunities to research in areas of your interest, as well as the freedom and scope to select research methods appropriate to your studies.


In Year One, you’ll study the following modules: Academic Writing and Study Skills; Learning and Education in Practice; Introduction to Lifespan Developmental Psychology; Wellbeing and Mental Health in Education; Education Foundation; and Cognitive Psychology and the Classroom. In Year Two, you’ll study the following modules: Inclusive Education and Practice; Research Methods in Education; Work based learning and Professional Practice; Lifelong Learning in Education; Creating and Analysing Survey Data; and Social Development in Children and Adolescence. In Year Three you’ll study the following core modules: Research Project; The Psychology of Educational Support and Therapy; and Improving Language and Literacy in Schools. You’ll also study the following optional modules: Global and Comparative Education; Learning Behaviours and Motivation; Social Emotional Learning in Education; and Working with Diverse communities in the Context of Education.

Assessment method

There are no formal exams during this course; we use a variety of assessment types to allow you to demonstrate your strengths across a number of skill sets.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

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Tuition fees for 2024 entry are yet to be confirmed. As a guide and to enable you to plan your finances, the fees for Home undergraduate students for 2023 are £9250. The current expectation is that the University may increase this for future and subsequent years of study in line with inflation and as specified by the Government.
Education Studies and Psychology at Nottingham Trent University - UCAS