Education and Psychology

University of Southampton

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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The BSc Education and Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and explores the connection between education and psychology. You will learn about teaching and learning, education policy and practice as well as fundamentals of psychology, covering UK and International contexts. There are also placement opportunities to gain experience in real world settings. This course will prepare you for your future in education and psychology related fields or roles in a variety of sectors, and allows further study such as PGCEs, CBT training, or masters and PhD’s in either Education or Psychology.

Course details


Typical course content includes: Research Methods and Data Analysis I; Introduction to Psychology; Contemporary Education Issues, Problems and Policies; Cognitive Psychology in Education; Research Methods in Education & Psychology; Adult Learners and Learning; Current Issues in Clinical Psychology; Supporting Additional Learning Needs: Critical Observations

Assessment method

A range of methods are used to develop and assess your intellectual skills, including problem solving exercises, student-led seminar discussions, group projects, oral presentations, written assignments and dissertation.

Professional bodies

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

  • British Psychological Society

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

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Course codeCX83
Institution code S27
Campus nameMain Site - Highfield Campus
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level AAB Typical offer: AAB. If you are taking an EPQ in addition to 3 A levels, you will receive the following offer in addition to the standard A-level offer: ABB, to include grade A in the EPQ. Contextual Offer: ABB We are committed to ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data allows us to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Offers typically exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDD DDD in the BTEC National Extended Diploma
Access to HE Diploma D: 39 credits M: 6 credits P: 0 credits Typical offer: 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at Level 3, of which 39 must be at Distinction and 6 credits at Merit
Scottish Higher Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DD DD in the BTEC National Diploma plus A from one A-level
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016) D D in the BTEC National Extended Certificate plus AA from two A levels
Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) DDD DDD in the BTEC Extended Diploma
Pearson BTEC Diploma (QCF) DD DD in the BTEC Diploma plus A grade from one A-level
Pearson BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) D D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma plus AA from two A levels
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 34 points Typical offer: Pass, with 34 points overall with 17 points at Higher Level International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) B Typical Offer: AA from two A levels and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
Extended Project A The University of Southampton values the Extended Project Qualification. Applicants taking the EPQ in addition to three A levels, will also be made an alternative offer one grade below the standard offer, conditional on an A grade in the EPQ. For more information on the University of Southampton’s EPQ Admissions Policy, please see our EPQ Admissions Policy webpage.
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H1, H2, H2, H2, H2, H2
Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal D3, D3, M2 Typical offer: D3 D3 M2 in three Principal subjects Cambridge Pre-U's can be used in combination with other qualifications such as A Levels to achieve the equivalent of the typical offer
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Applicants must hold GCSE English language (or GCSE English) (minimum grade 4/C) and mathematics (minimum grade 4/C)

We welcome applicants with other qualifications eg. European Baccalaureate, Foundation Programmes. You will be expected to attain an equivalent standard to the A level applicant. English Language proficiency for international students: All programmes at the University of Southampton are taught and assessed in the medium of English (other than those in modern foreign languages). Therefore, all applicants must demonstrate they possess at least a minimum standard of English language proficiency. For more information on the University of Southampton’s English Language entry requirements, please see the English Language Proficiency webpage at For more details on the suitability of your qualifications or foundation programme please contact the Admissions Team at [email protected]

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

International £17560 Year 1
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

Additional fee information

Please note that the Fees shown are those charged for entry in September 2020. Fees for entry in September 2021 will be available at the end of August 2020. Please see our website for further details and updates :
Education and Psychology at University of Southampton - UCAS