Education and Psychology at Swansea University - UCAS

Education and Psychology

Swansea University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Education and Psychology is a forward-thinking and fast-growing field, which will give you a range of skills and knowledge, opening up the potential for a variety of exciting and rewarding careers. On our three-year BSc Education and Psychology degree, you will explore policy and politics, leadership and management, educational practice in a digital age, learning and teaching, education in other countries, diversity and wellbeing in education, child development and educational neuroscience, as well as cognitive, social, developmental, clinical, and biological psychology. This is an exciting and important field, combining psychology, philosophy, history and the social sciences to understand how people learn and how structures of education operate to foster life-long learning and personal development. The degree enables you to specialise in both subjects, developing skills and knowledge which will enhance your career prospects. You will be well equipped to challenge contemporary issues at the intersection of psychology and education, including prison education, the education of looked after children, education across the lifespan, special educational needs, and community education. You also have the opportunity to undertake work placements in organisations such as schools, local authorities, business and charities to enhance your student experience and your career prospects. Some 94% of UK Education graduates overall are in employment or in further study six months after graduation (DHLE 2016). This degree provides an excellent foundation for many types of professional careers, including: early years teaching and play therapy, education administration, community development work, counselling, and roles within youth, health and social care, jobs in education departments in museums, galleries and theatres, local and national government and in social services, HR and management positions, public relations, marketing and publishing careers, careers services, roles in the criminal justice system. You will need and additional ITE/PGCE qualification to become a teacher. Based on our stunning Singleton Park campus, in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the Gower Peninsula, you will have the opportunity to take part in, and undertake, psychology research using state-of-the-art research facilities and equipment. In your final year, you will complete an independent research-based dissertation, developing the knowledge and skills you have gained in both psychology and education. Please visit our course page for more information: We guarantee that you will be made a conditional offer for a course at Swansea University. Subject requirements will apply. Please come along to our next Open Day or get in touch for further information.

Course details


Year 1 Compulsory: Cognition I: Basic Processes Social and Developmental Psychology Biological Psychology Individual and Abnormal Psychology Statistics and Research Methods for Joint Honours Year 2 Compulsory: Cognition II: Higher Level Processes Brain and Behaviour Research and Experimental Methods I Year 2 Optional: Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and Practice Child Development Protecting and Promoting Wellbeing in Education Additional Learning Needs Education Policy and Politics Enhancing Employability Through Work Experience Enhancing Learning with Digital Technologies Research Methods in Education Year 3 Compulsory: Development Across the Lifespan From Individuals to Society Independent Research Project - Joint Honours Year 3 Optional: Issues in current ELT Employability Decision Making and Work Experience Educational Neuroscience Childhood Studies Leading and Managing in Education Difference and Diversity in Education Dissertation in Education Educational Practice in a Digital Age Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment method

Assessment: Students will be assessed through a combination of unseen examinations (multiple choice, short- and long-questions) and coursework, including: essays, presentations (poster and oral), written reports, blogs, personalised learning records, case formulations, research proposals, video blogs, and research reports. Students are also required to complete an independent research project in the final year linking Education and Psychology. These multiple forms of assessment will be used to meet the diverse learning styles and previous educational experiences of students. Please note that students choosing to study towards the Cambridge English Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) will also have to undertake an examination as part of the qualification.

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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeX2M4
Institution code S93
Campus nameSingleton Park Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome applications from non-UK students and consider a wide range of international qualifications. English Language Requirements: IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component) or an equivalent approved English Language test or qualification. For further information email

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
A level BBB - ABB For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be BBB.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 24 credits M: 15 credits
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 - 32 points
Extended Project We recognise the EPQ as an excellent indicator of success. If you are predicted a Grade B or above in the EPQ, you will receive an offer with a one grade reduction, to include your EPQ with a grade B.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) 360-375 points.

Minimum five A*-C grade GCSE passes including Welsh/English Language and Mathematics. Please note: Students who wish to train to become teachers in Wales following graduation from this course will need GCSEs at grade B or above in English and Mathematics, and also a GCSE at grade B or above in Welsh if they wish to train through the medium of Welsh. They will also need a C grade or above in GCSE Science.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

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Education and Psychology at Swansea University - UCAS