Education Studies with Psychology at De Montfort University - UCAS

Course summary

This programme provides opportunities to engage in many aspects of education, life-long learning and psychology. Education Studies with Psychology provides you with the opportunity to discuss, debate and question educational structures, policy, practice and theory. While also providing you with the opportunity to study the mind and how it shapes and influences behaviour. You will study core areas including biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology, and you will cover personality and intelligence. You will also study core modules which focus on the History of Education, Perspectives of Education, Ways of Learning and Wellbeing, Inclusion and Diversity, while also being able to choose modules which focus on topics such as Special Educational Needs, Disability and Neurodiversity, Radical Education, Global Education and Creativity in Education. If you want to make a positive change to young people’s lives and society as a whole, then studying this course is your first step. Recent graduates have gone on to work in teaching, education practice, early years childcare, youth work, educational publishing, the creative industries or choose to progress to postgraduate level courses, such as our Education Practice MA. Key features

  • Benefit from Education 2030, where a simplified ‘block learning’ timetable means you will study one subject at a time and have more time to engage with your learning, receive faster feedback and enjoy a better study-life balance.
  • Learn about the connections between Psychology and Education with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Counselling Psychology.
  • Successful completion of the course provides a foundation to progress onto Initial Teacher Training, enabling you to become a teacher in the UK.
  • Take part in our student exchange programme for the opportunity to study in Spain, Finland or Denmark, or our Placement or Enterprise years between the second and third year of your course.
  • Engage with the local community and boost your CV through placements and volunteering opportunities at schools, art and learning centres or museums.
  • Our students have gained international experience related to their studies through our DMU Global programme. Education Studies students have previously explored museum education in Amsterdam, considered inequality and segregation in New York, and supported refugees in Berlin.


FIRST YEAR: Block 1: An Introduction to Education: history and academic discipline Block 2: Perspectives in Education Block 3: Applied Psychology Block 4: Contemporary and evidence-based issues in Education SECOND YEAR Block 1: Understanding Learning and Wellbeing Block 2: Researching Education Block 3: Psychology and Mental Health Block 3: Psychology of Social Problems Block 4: Inclusion and Diversity Optional Placement Year or Enterprise Placement Year THIRD YEAR Block 1: One module from:

  • Creativity in Education
  • Radical Education
  • Global and Comparative Education
  • Music in the Life of Primary Schools
Block 2: One module from:
  • The Practice and Policies of Primary Education
  • Special Educational Needs, Disability and Neurodiversity
  • Education and Equality: Race, Ethnicity and Social Class
Block 3: Two modules from:
  • Human Sexual and Reproductive Behaviours
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Psychology of Health & Illness
  • Psychology of Eating Behaviour
  • Perception
  • Psychology and Education
  • Cyberpsychology
Block 4: Dissertation

Assessment method

This is a full-time course. Each module is worth 30 credits. In your first year you will normally attend around 9 hours of timetabled taught sessions (workshops and seminars) each week, and we expect you to undertake at least 30 further hours of independent study each week to complete preparation tasks, assessments and research.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 3

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements


In addition to academic requirements you will also be required to fulfil the below non-academic requirements; - Self-declaration form clearance - DBS Clearance

Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £15750 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Please note that fees for subsequent years of study for continuing students are subject to an annual review. Any increase in fee will be in line with RPI-X (linked to the retail price index) and the fee cap set by the Government.
Education Studies with Psychology at De Montfort University - UCAS