University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education and Psychology

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Course summary

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The way we develop and learn as children underpins our entire lifespan. This degree will give you a sound understanding of Psychology in an educational context. You’ll explore learning, memory, thinking and language, as well as the problems encountered by young people in education - things like learning difficulties and social or emotional problems. In the first year you will study the core areas of cognitive, social, psychobiology and developmental psychology. In Years 2 and 3 you will study specific modules concerning the application of psychology in educational settings. You’ll graduate with the ability to enhance children's learning and enable teachers to become more aware of the social factors affecting teaching and learning. Psychology graduates enjoy a wide range of employment possibilities, these include: Primary/Secondary school or Further Education teaching following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training; Public services; Teaching support roles; Working with children and families; Youth work; Human Resources; Local Authority; Law Enforcement or project management; data gathering and analysis. Those that have followed the accredited route may progress towards Chartered Psychology Status and employment from Local education authorities. They work in schools, colleges, nurseries and special units, primarily with teachers and parents. They regularly liaise with other professionals in education, health and social services. A growing number work as independent or private consultants.

Course details


Year 1: Introduction to Education Studies, Education for Everyone?, Observing Education in Action (a placement module), Methods and practice of psychological inquiry, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition Year 2: A choice of Education modules from the following: Preparing for Academic Writing and Research in Education, Models of Teaching and Learning, Sociology and Education, Experiential Learning in Educational Settings (a placement module), Diversity and Inclusive Practice with Children and Adults, Student Initiated Module (20 credits), Student Initiated Module (10 credits). Or a module from an agreed subject or the Free Choice Elective catalogue. Psychology modules; Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology Year 3: Education modules: Compulsory; Dissertation or Double Dissertation. Choose 3 from: Education in Developing Countries, The Education of Vulnerable Children, Policy and practice in Educational Settings, Families, Schools and Society, The professional Role and its Context, Learning Curriculum and Assessment, Reflective Practice in Educational Settings, Student Initiated Module (20 credits), Student Initiated Module (10 credits), Or: a module from an agreed subject or the Free Choice Elective catalogue. Psychology modules; Applying Psychology to the Educational Setting, Student Independent Study

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with no component score less than 5.5 (To have been taken within two years of the course commencement date)

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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*subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate
Education and Psychology at University of Central Lancashire - UCAS