Psychology in Education at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS

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Course summary

Explore and learn to understand social and human behaviour within educational settings. You’ll use psychological research and theory to drive your studies. This course will provide contemporary psychological perspectives on what it means to be a student within educational spaces. As part of this course, you’ll:

  • Investigate the place where education and psychology meet and focus on developing the skills required for working with children and young people
  • Undertake meaningful and progressive professional work experience opportunities that are linked to potential job roles
  • Consider the key issues that affect children and young people today
  • Focus on how education can adapt to meet an individual’s needs to overcome barriers to their learning
  • Explore methods that can enhance your effectiveness when working with children and young people in educational settings
  • Debate and discuss the ethical issues you’ll face when you undertake educational research and practice
  • Think about the future of education and how we can use psychology as a driver of change
Please note this course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completion will not lead to chartered Educational Psychologist status. Find out more Expanding your knowledge This course will enable you to develop graduate expertise in a variety of areas. You’ll be able to identify barriers to learning and devise strategies to help individuals thrive in an educational setting. You’ll gain specific knowledge of conditions such as autism, and a critical understanding of the local, national, and international contexts of education. Your understanding of policy-based responses will enable you to operate within a complex and rapidly changing landscape. Study support You’ll join a supportive academic community with access to a range of guest speakers. Each speaker will share their experience and expertise on educational issues. Previous speakers have covered topics including social work, employability and enterprise activity and we have welcomed speakers from the Alliance for Inclusive Education. Your learning environment Specialist facilities and learning spaces will enhance and inspire your academic and practical development. Your course and assessments will enable you to develop strong problem-solving skills. Group work theory will be embedded throughout your modules to equip you with a rounded skillset, ready for the workplace. Why study Psychology in Education at Leeds Beckett University...
  • Professionally experienced expert teaching team
  • Professional work experience embedded in each year of study
  • Strong and meaningful partnerships with schools and community organisations
  • Specialist graduate skillset
  • Dedicated in-school student advice/coaching service


Year 1 Core Modules:

  • What is Education?
  • What is Psychology?
  • Learner Focused Teaching
  • Global Education
  • Academic Self
  • Professional Development 1
Year 2 Core Modules:
  • What is Normal?
  • Identity Formation & Diversity
  • Building Psychological Resilience
  • Research Methods & Ethics
  • Professional Development 2
In addition, choose from a list of Year 2 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list. Year 3 Core Modules:
  • Contemporary Issues in Psychology & Education
  • Dissertation
  • Professional Development 3
In addition, choose from a list of Year 3 option modules. Please check our website for a full and up-to-date list.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Student Outcomes

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Psychology in Education at Leeds Beckett University - UCAS