Loughborough University

Degree level: Undergraduate

Psychology in Education

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Course summary

Understanding psychology is essential for helping children to learn, develop and fulfill their potential. Our BSc (Hons) Psychology in Education course will give you the knowledge, skills and competencies that are prized by employers, such as critical thinking and research abilities. This course offers a unique opportunity to develop both an understanding of psychological theory, and how it can be applied in the context of education to help children, young people and adults learn. Our teaching is informed by cutting-edge research conducted by world-leading academics who work across psychology, education, and their intersection. Teaching on the Psychology in Education degree is influenced by the 'world-leading' and 'internationally excellent' research of our academic staff within the highly ranked School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences and the Mathematics Education Centre. This ensures that your learning reflects real-world issues, while building your core psychological knowledge and skills and ability to apply them to education settings. You can choose from two different options of full-time study: a three-year course offering the award of BSc (Psychology in Education); and a four-year course (with a placement year between years 2 and 3) offering the awards of BSc (Psychology in Education) and a Diploma in Professional Studies or the Diploma in International Studies. Transfer between the three and four-year psychology course options is normally possible. Our Psychology in Education degree will be of special interest to students interested in working in an education setting and with children or young people. It provides an ideal foundation for postgraduate study such as a PGCE, educational psychology training or any area of professional psychology.

Course details

Modules

For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.

Assessment method

Some modules are assessed by a mixture of coursework and examination (for example 25% coursework and 75% examination), whilst other modules are assessed by 100% coursework or 100% by examination. Coursework is based on a variety of tasks including individual essays, projects, in-class tests, lab reports, contribution in tutorials, group work and presentations.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
CX83
Institution code:
L79
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Loughborough accepts a wide range of qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/entrance-requirements/. This information details the general requirements and should be read in conjunction with the information given for each course. Loughborough also accepts a wide range of international qualifications for entry as outlined on our website www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/country/ Loughborough uses contextual data in the admissions process to provide insights into the context in which your academic qualifications have been achieved. This may influence the typical offers outlined in the information given for each course. www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/getting-started/applying/contextual-data/

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

https://www.lboro.ac.uk/study/undergraduate/apply/entry-requirements/

Additional entry requirements

Other

Applicants are usually selected solely on the basis of their UCAS application. If applicants are made an offer of a place, they will be invited to visit the department giving them the opportunity to meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.


English language requirements

All applicants are required to demonstrate that they have an appropriate level of English language.

http://www.lboro.ac.uk/international/applicants/english/


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
90%
Student satisfaction
61%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
91%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £25700 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £25700 Year 1

Additional fee information

While the cost of your tuition covers lots of things, it doesn’t cover everything. For instance this course doesn’t cover the cost of any stationary, printing, books or re-assessments which you might need.
Psychology in Education at Loughborough University - UCAS