Leeds Trinity University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology and Child Development

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Course summary

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Are you interested in how psychology shapes children’s learning and development? Do you want to make a positive contribution to children’s lives? On this course, you will study specialist modules in child and educational psychology alongside the core psychology curriculum - developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, individual differences and research skills. Throughout the degree we’ll help you to develop your critical and analytical skills by exploring the theory-practice relationship. You’ll also complete professional work placements during your degree, and have the opportunity to apply your knowledge, understanding and skills in child-centred organisations. The first year of the course introduces you to the core areas of psychology: biological, cognitive, developmental, social and individual differences. You’ll also learn about a range of research methods used within psychology to gain insight into human behaviour. In addition, you will be introduced to the science and practice of child and educational psychology. In your second year you’ll focus on psychological theories of learning which aim to empower the child and young person, giving them greater agency in their development. In the final year, you will develop your knowledge of child and educational psychology through an applied lens, exploring a range of learning needs and difficulties experienced by children and young adults. Professional placements Students have worked in diverse roles, such as supporting teachers in a pupil referral unit, to educational attainment for young people with social, emotional and mental health needs. You could also support children and young people in nurseries, schools, further education, charity and research settings. Career opportunities This degree can lead to a range of careers in child and educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and counselling. You’ll also be prepared for child-centred roles in the public and private sectors, including social and education research, community projects and charities. Graduates also go on to postgraduate study in any area of psychology.

Course details

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, which may include: Introduction to Child and Educational Psychology; Core Psychology; Professional Skills for Psychologists; Child and Educational Psychology in Theory and Practice; Applied Child and Educational Psychology; Qualitative Research Methods; Business Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Counselling Psychology; The Psychology of Teaching and Learning; Psychobiology of Stress and Illness.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2021.

If you already have a 2021 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice in Track – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

Application codes

Course code:
C821
Institution code:
L24
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £12000* Year 1
England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
International £12000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

We advise students that there may be additional course costs in addition to annual tuition fees: Recommended and required reading lists will be provided at the start of your course. All the books and e-books are available from our Library to borrow but you may choose to purchase your own. On some courses there may be additional costs, such as field trips, equipment, accreditations, that may be part-funded by the University. More details will be provided at the start of the course. You'll need to include placement/s travel and associated costs too, however the University will contribute a standard amount towards your total expenditure. The University provides students with a £6 printing credit each academic year which can be topped up either on campus or online.
Psychology and Child Development at Leeds Trinity University - UCAS