Educational Psychology

Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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How do labels affect children’s identity? How does our individuality affect the way we learn a subject? Do our emotions alter our ability to learn?  Educational Psychology draws on a wide range of perspectives in psychology, to build an understanding of how children develop and learn.  It takes account of the social and cultural contexts of children’s lives and schooling, as well as their individual growth and development. Here at Manchester Met, we are working with key partners in services, schools and communities across Greater Manchester and beyond to create a vibrant place for study.  This course will bring theory and research from psychology to life by looking at its influence in key areas for education.  Our course themes reflect priorities shared with our partners and with local and national policy-makers: school readiness; inclusive cultures of practice; and health and wellbeing.   On our three-year course, you’ll experience placement opportunities to develop an understanding of the different psychological approaches needed to address social problems and you'll use data from real world projects to develop skills in research and evaluation with academic staff . Learning psychology through its real world applications will provide you the best opportunity to develop a deep understanding of psychological theory and practices. For example, you'll learn to understand the experiences of children with special educational needs or disabilities.  The Living Lab is at the centre of the Educational Psychology programme. It is a place of connection where you'll develop the knowledge and skills to become independent researchers.  You'll cover all the core areas of psychology set out by the British Psychological Society, applied to the context of education.  This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Features and Benefits - Accredited course - Accredited by the British Psychological Society, with eligibility for Chartered Membership of the BPS - Teaching expertise - Lecturers with professional experience in educational psychology and active in research in health, education and social care - Develop your skills - Real world approach to teaching, including our dynamic Living Lab - Real world experience - Work placements in schools and early years settings

Course details

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 codeC813
Institution code M40
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 - 120 points
A level BBB - BBC Excluding General Studies
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum of 112 UCAS Tariff points
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 26 points To include Grade 5 Standard or 4 at Higher in both English and Mathematics

All applicants will require GCSE Grade C/4 in English Language and Mathematics. Please note that we do not accept GCSE equivalencies for this course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Satisfactory declaration in relation to the Childcare Disqualification Act 2009

English language requirements

Academic IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 with no element less than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information
Educational Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS