Manchester Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Educational Psychology

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Course summary

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 psychological theory and real world experiences 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 psychological theory and research 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. You'll cover all the core areas of psychology set out by the British Psychological Society, applied to the context of education. During the 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. We will also explore how wellbeing can impact learning, particularly how social, emotional, and mental health aspects changes how able a student is to learn. We will also explore how wellbeing can impact learning, particularly how social, emotional, and mental health aspects changes how able a student is to learn. 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. 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.
  • Student support- Wide range of initiatives, including lecture recordings, tutorials and drop-in sessions – both in person and online

Course details


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C813
Institution code:
M40
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English Language and GCSE grade C/4 or above in Mathematics. Please note that we do not accept GCSE equivalencies for this course. DBS and Child Disqualification checks required. Instructions on how to complete these checks will be provided once you hold a firm offer for this course.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Other

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


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Fees and funding

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Educational Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University - UCAS