Education and Psychology (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS

Burnley College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Central Lancashire

Education and Psychology (Including Foundation Entry)

Course summary

The way we develop and learn as children underpins our entire lifespan. This degree will give you a sound understanding of Psychology in an educational context. You’ll explore learning, memory, thinking and language, as well as the problems encountered by young people in education - things like learning difficulties and social or emotional problems. In the first year you will study the core areas of cognitive, social, psychobiology and developmental psychology. The BA (Hons) in Education and Psychology is a popular course combining two complementary disciplines. Within the Education modules, the course enables you to gain an understanding of educational theories, policies and practice, and apply these to past and present educational issues such as influences on the development of the education system, approaches to teaching and learning, the curriculum, and learners with disabilities. Your modules may include learning difficulties and social or emotional problems, enhancing children's learning and enabling teachers to become more aware of the social factors affecting teaching and learning.


Foundation Entry Informed Decision Making Essential Skills for Higher Education Developing Skills for Higher Education Introduction module to a variety of different subjects in Criminology, Criminal Justice, Education, Social Science, Psychology, History, Law, English and Religion, Culture and Society. Year 1 Observing Education in Action Introduction to Education Studies Education for Everyone Social and Developmental Psychology Psychology and Cognition Introduction to Psychological Enquiry Year 2 and 3 On successful completion of the above studies you will complete year 2 and 3 at UCLan Preston

Assessment method

This degree comprises of a mixture of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical sessions and independent study. Independent study is an important aspect of your degree course. The exact combination of study time will be detailed within your module descriptors, and will depend on your option choices. Assessment strategies are varied across the two related disciplines. Education modules are assessed by coursework, with no exams, including student presentations, reflective diaries, project work, poster, and reflective essays. Psychology modules involve traditional essays and multiple choice based examinations supplemented by the conducting and reporting of research studies. You will continue with the same forms of assessment but includes some essay based examinations and the final year assessment includes a wide variety of methods including posters, presentations, essays, critical evaluations and the designing, conducting and reporting of a research project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation
  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement. General Studies accepted. Applications from individuals with non-standard qualifications, relevant work or life experience and who can demonstrate the ability to cope with and benefit from degree-level studies, are welcome and these applicants will be interviewed.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
Channel Islands £9000 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

Please note fees for the foundation year will be £6,000, and then £9,000 per year for the remainder of the course. *subject only to annual increase in line with UK Retail Price Index inflation rate. Further years at Preston will cost £9,250 per year.
Education and Psychology (Including Foundation Entry) at Burnley College - UCAS