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Course summary

This course offers you insights into a whole range of perspectives. It challenges your thinking, gives you a deeper understanding of yourself and others. It will enable you to apply psychology to education and learning explored through lively, real life scenarios using a practical approach. You have the option to gain a BA Hons or a BSc Hons Psychology in Education. In the first year, you will learn about what it means to think psychologically, and to engage in the psychological imagination. All students study foundation modules, which introduce learners to everyday psychology - how we think about ourselves, other people and the social contexts within which we construct our lives. These introductory modules give you a good grounding of the fascinating and amazingly broad field of psychology. Through these modules, you will become aware of the personal constructs that frame our experiences, and the multiple ways of understanding our fellow human beings. So, the first year is simply an invitation to begin using a psychological lens to understand ourselves, other people and the social world. In the second year, you will delve more closely into recent advances in psychology regarding how our thinking, feelings and actions are shaped by our social contexts, personal life goals and motivations, and the workings of our brain. You will enhance your knowledge of psychology and develop your research skills, particularly in educational settings. Thus, the second year is geared towards becoming critical enquirers of the human mind and behaviour and nurturing essential skills for careers in psychology. In the final year, you will study modules which take an interactive, lively and thought-provoking look at the essential skills and possibilities of careers in psychology. You will specialise and conduct research in particular areas in psychology, which interest you. The projects you will complete, will provide you with useful opportunities to apply, reflect and evaluate theories in practical educational settings. So, the final year seeks to develop you into competent users of psychological knowledge and prepare you for the world of work.


Level 4 (Year 1)

  • Practicing psychology in an uncertain world
  • It is all in the mind
  • Becoming a psychologist
  • Perceptions and behaviour
  • Who am I?
  • Lost in transition
  • Learning - using psychology
  • Pyschology - the story so far
Level 5 (Year 2)
  • Investigating
  • Psychological myths
  • Brain and behaviour
  • Seeking elusive evidence
  • Connected global perspectives
  • Socialisation, conformity and indoctrination
  • Hard facts and uncertainty
  • Downloading: social media and learning identities
Level 6 (Year 3)
  • Doing research
  • Difference and conformity
  • Psychology of place - learning environments
  • Being human and becoming who we are
  • Counselling, mentoring and coaching
- Careers in psychology

Assessment method

Assessment is 100% coursework. The style of coursework varies from presentations to reports or essays depending on the taught topics.

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

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6IELTS of 6.0 with no less than 5.5 in any band or equivalent

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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

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Psychology in Education at University of Hertfordshire - UCAS