Psychology (Developmental and Educational) at University of Northampton - UCAS

University of Northampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The University of Northampton

Psychology (Developmental and Educational)

Course summary

BSc(Hons) Psychology (Developmental and Educational) programme enables students to focus on human development and educational issues alongside a general psychology pathway. It provides useful experience for those intending to work in a range of career areas both in and outside of psychology such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and research. The programme is British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited, giving students the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership⁺. Students develop employability skills through volunteering opportunities, events, workshops, and research placements. Developmental Psychology and Educational Psychology come together in this single honours BSc course to provide a useful experience for those intending to work in a range of career areas such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and research. In particular this course offers a unique springboard for further study or future training. By studying at the University of Northampton, you can be sure that:

  • You will experience student life at the University’s £330 million Waterside Campus. Come along to an Open Day and find out more.
  • At UON we guarantee a room in our Halls of Residence for all new full-time, first year students who apply and accept their room offer by June 2024 - and we won't ask for a deposit for September 2024*.
  • Students enrolling on this course at Northampton will be provided with their own brand new laptop** to keep at no additional cost. All sports clubs and societies are free to join at Northampton and every essential course text book is available via the library, meaning you won’t have to purchase copies. For more information on this visit our website (
  • Our expert academics teach in small groups supported with one to one assistance. Our academics and students form a tight bond, providing individualised support and guidance whilst challenging students academically.
  • Whatever your ambitions, we’re here to help you to achieve them. We’ll support you to identify the skills you’re learning during your course, find your strengths and secure practical experience so that when it comes to applying for jobs or further study you’ll feel confident in standing out from the crowd.
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  • In fact, we’re so confident in our careers and employability support that if you achieve at least a 2:2 degree and complete either our Employability Plus Gold programme or achieve a Changemaker Gold Certificate during your time studying with us, but still haven’t secured full-time employment 12 months after graduating, we will secure a three – six month paid internship for you or support you into postgraduate study.
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Stage 1: • Psychology in Practice (compulsory) • Introduction to Psychology (compulsory) • Becoming a Psychologist (compulsory) • Investigating Developmental Psychology (compulsory) • Positive Psychology (compulsory) • Psychology for Life (compulsory) Stage 2 • The Psychology of Learning and Teaching in Educational Settings (compulsory) • Research Methods and Statistics (compulsory) • Independent Research in Developmental and Educational Psychology (compulsory) • Biological and Cognitive Psychology: Mechanisms of the mind (compulsory) • Development and Society (compulsory) • Personality & the Fundamentals of Psychology (compulsory) Optional Placement Year • The FHES Placement Year Experience (designated) Stage 3 • Developmental and Educational Psychology Dissertation (compulsory) • Educational Psychology (compulsory) • Child and Adolescent Mental Health (compulsory) • Lifespan Development (compulsory) • Neuroscience of the Mind (designated) • The Psychology of Mental Health (designated) • Applying Positive Psychology (designated) • The Psychology of Work and Organisations (designated) Module information is quoted for 2023 entry. Please note that modules run subject to student numbers and staff availability, any changes will be communicated to applicants accordingly.

Assessment method

The course is assessed in a number of ways: essays, reports, multiple-choice tests, oral presentations, essays, seen and unseen examinations, critical reviews, group project work, placement-based assignments.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

GCSE Mathematics at grade 4 (or C), or equivalent required.

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 £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

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Psychology (Developmental and Educational) at University of Northampton - UCAS