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This is an applied psychology degree which uses psychological research methods to understand and interpret social and human behaviour in the context of education, wherever and whenever it happens throughout people’s lives. As with our BSc Education Studies, education is conceptualised as lifelong and in many different contexts. The British Psychological Society accreditation means that successful students are eligible to apply for professional training as a psychologist. If you achieve the required grades at the end of the first year, you will spend your third year at a partner institution overseas. See Global Opportunities to view our partner institutions. Students acquire valuable skills spanning two rapidly changing disciplines that inform each other. You will be able to apply psychological theory and research to real-life educational settings involving children, adolescents and adults. The course currently includes an optional placement unit, Education in Practice, where you will have the opportunity to connect your academic learning with the practice of education by conducting a placement within a school, community organisation, charity, museum or other relevant organisation. Lectures, workshops, seminars, discussions, guided independent study and tutorials offer a well-rounded, evidence-based and flexible basis for professional development. Seminars and workshop activities encourage you to collaborate with others, while individual and group presentations help you develop confidence in conveying your arguments and ideas.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
The University of Bristol welcomes applications from international students, and accepts a wide range of qualifications for undergraduate study. If you studied at a school, college or university outside the UK, please select the relevant page for further information on qualification equivalences, scholarships and details of our education representatives in your country/region: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/international/countries/
|A level||BBC - ABB||ABB including an essay-based subject. Contextual offer: BBC including B in an essay-based subject Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/for more information about contextual offers.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDM||DDM in a relevant subject|
|Access to HE Diploma||D: 30 credits M: 15 credits||Pass Access to HE Diploma (Humanities/Humanities and Social Sciences, or Literary Studies) with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit. 12 graded level 3 credits of graded level 3 units in essay-based subjects relevant to the degree at Distinction. Additional written work may be required (see list of essay-based subjects below).|
|Scottish Higher||AABBB||Standard Higher: AABBB (see list of essay-based subjects below).|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AB||Advanced Higher: AB including an essay-based subject|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||32 - 29 points||32 points overall with 14 at Higher Level including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject Contextual offer: 29 points overall with 14 at Higher Level including 5 at Higher Level in an essay-based subject. Please visit: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/contextual-offers/for more information about contextual offers.|
|Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)||Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute a non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate at that grade.|
|Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal||D3, M1, M1 - M1, M1, M3||Requirements for principal subjects are as for A-level, where D1/ D2 is A*, D3 is A, M1/ M2 is B, M3 is C|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Profile: Higher numeracy requirement (6 or B in GCSE Mathematics or equivalent) and Standard literacy requirement (4 or C in GCSE English or equivalent) Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/entry-requirements-qualifications/gcse/|
European Baccalaureate: 77% overall including 8.0 in an essay-based subject.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level: Profile B
Further information about English language requirements and profile levels.
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9250||Year 1|
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