University of Central Lancashire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Education and Psychology

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Course summary

Course Overview

  • The way we develop and learn as children underpins our entire lifespan. Our BA Education & Psychology course will give you a sound understanding of Psychology in an educational context.
  • As you progress through this course you’ll explore learning, memory, thinking and language, as well as the problems encountered by young people in education – including learning difficulties and social or emotional problems.
  • In Year 1 you’ll study the core areas of psychobiology and cognition, developmental and social psychology, and study the methods of psychological enquiry in class and in practical sessions.
  • You will combine your interest in psychology to the study of education, considering issues such as learning theory, school systems and policy.
  • In Years 2 and 3 you’ll study modules focusing on the application of psychology in education. 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.
Why study with us
  • You’ll spend part of your degree in our state-of-the-art psychology building, with its specialist video Child Observation Suite and Cognitive Laboratories.
  • You’ll get the chance to undertake a placement in an educational environment in each of the three years of your degree.
  • There are also opportunities to gain international work experience through the University’s Centre for Volunteering and Community Leadership (CVCL), including modules accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM).

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

How to apply

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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

English language 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

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