Educational Psychology at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Course summary

Immerse yourself in the science of learning with our Educational Psychology degree.

  • Explore educational policy and practice in order to create change.
  • Gain the research and analytical skills you need to investigate and generate new knowledge.
  • Take an interdisciplinary approach to understanding how, and in which contexts, individuals learn.
How do we learn as individuals and in groups? And how can policy and practice be changed to support social justice and transform lives? Our multidisciplinary Educational Psychology degree uses the lens of psychology to explore educational policy and practice – locally, nationally and internationally – in order to create change. Educational Psychology at Bath Spa has professionalism at its core. We’ll help you identify and nurture your career aspirations throughout all three years of your studies. You’ll also gain real-world experience during a placement in your second year. You’ll explore the diversity of individuals and the contexts in which they learn. Our aim is that you’ll graduate with the knowledge and skills you need for further study or employment within the educational psychology sector – and beyond.


In year one, you'll learn the foundational concepts of education and psychology, including human development, the influence of social interactions, the importance of individual differences, how we learn, as well as how, why, and where we educate. In year two, deep-dive into scientific ways of knowing, the mind and brain, social influences, and supporting learners with diverse needs. In addition, you'll embark on an embedded professional practice placement through which you'll explore your professional identity. In your final year, advance your understanding of human development and cognition, apply your knowledge from years one and two to professional contexts. You'll engage with an in-depth research project exploring areas within the intersection of education and psychology, such as health and wellbeing.

Assessment method

Assessment is continuous, and can include essays, examinations, group presentations, research-based reports, portfolio-based work. We’ll provide you with regular feedback on how you're doing and give you regular guidance on how to improve your skills, knowledge and understanding.

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

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

We would require you to obtain a DBS enhanced disclosure at the start of your course for use within your year 2 placement or other voluntary settings

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

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
EU £15750 Year 1
International £15750 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Educational Psychology at Bath Spa University - UCAS