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Course summary

Accredited by the British Psychological Society*, this exciting new degree brings together the best of Psychology and Education Studies. You’ll be taught by experts conducting influential studies and deepen your understanding of education from early years to lifelong learning. KEY FEATURES OF THE COURSE Boost your employability Combining two subjects boosts your employability and gives you the opportunity to develop knowledge and expertise in two subject areas, making you a more versatile graduate. What you will study This is an intellectually stimulating course with research at its heart, designed to help you become an effective, skilled and forward-thinking psychologist whilst making you an authority on education and educational equality. You’ll bring together perspectives from history, psychology, sociology and philosophy to explore the role of education in society and examine how moral and social issues shape learning. You'll be taught by expert staff who are conducting influential studies, from mental health and wellbeing to diversity and pastoral care. And you’ll have guest lectures by world-class researchers. You’ll also conduct your own research and be able to contribute to cutting-edge psychological research projects at the University. Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) This course is accredited by the BPS if you choose to major in Psychology and complete the credit-bearing modules. This shows we have met BPS standards for delivering a high-standard of psychology education and student development. This accreditation means you can apply for BPS student membership, offering you networking opportunities, discounts, access to academic journals, events and e-learning. Specialist facilities Our Psychology and Education Studies facilities are used for both teaching and research. They include computing labs with specialist software for designing experiments and research. You'll use a range of psychological recording equipment such as the latest eye-tracker equipment for analysing eye movement and our Babylab for ethical research with babies and young children. We also have well-resourced lecture theatres, seminar rooms and social learning spaces. You will have use of our Forest School – a dedicated space that offers children opportunities to develop their confidence through hands-on learning experiences in a natural environment. It promotes a child-centred approach to learning, interweaved with the ever-changing landscape of the natural world. HOW YOU’LL LEARN: You will learn from lecturers and tutors who have a wealth of knowledge and experience and are carrying out research designed to offer fresh perspectives on issues that are significant at every stage of life and the future of education. You will learn through lectures, seminars, multimedia presentations, online collaboration, guest lectures and class debates. Quality inspectors have commended us for being “at the forefront of technology-enhanced learning” in Psychology. YOUR CAREER: Psychology and Education Studies opens doors to many different sectors and professions - anywhere an understanding of people is valued - so your career options will be broad. Psychology and Education Studies graduates have gone on to roles in: psychological/scientific/clinical research, mental health support and management, occupational/educational/forensic/clinical psychology, higher-level teaching assistants, welfare child-protection officers, early-years practitioners, care assistants and community-learning facilitators. STUDY OPTIONS: On the Joint Honours programme, there are different pathways of study available. You can often study both subjects equally or choose to major in a subject. Please view the course page on our website for more information on pathways.

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  • Year 1

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EU £14900 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 £14900 Year 1

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Psychology and Education Studies at University of Derby - UCAS