Education, Psychology and Special Educational Needs

Cardiff Metropolitan University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Cardiff Metropolitan University (Prifysgol Metropolitan Caerdydd)
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Course summary

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The Education, Psychology and Special Educational Needs degree is a unique applied programme offering an opportunity to examine educational issues and additional learning needs from psychological perspectives. There is a strong focus on psychological research throughout the degree, and you will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to understand how applied psychology can inform education policy and practice in a variety of contexts. You will be taught by staff who are experienced in the application of psychology to educational contexts, both mainstream and special education. Modules will combine aspects of psychology with education and additional learning needs, encouraging an integrated approach to these topics. The BSc (Hons) will equip you with the in-depth theoretical knowledge, practical strategies and critical thinking skills that can be used to enrich educational contexts as a whole and support a range of learners, including those with additional learning needs. There will be opportunities to explore how theory and practice integrate through placements in education-related settings across all three years of the degree. This will provide valuable experience that is highly sought after by employers. There will also be opportunities for you to gain additional qualifications, further enhancing your employability. This degree is an ideal gateway for individuals interested in professional careers in areas such as special education, primary teaching, educational support services, educational social work and educational psychology. It will also provide a range of skills prioritised by employers in many other fields. *This programme will undergo a periodic review in December 2019 in order to confirm the new course content shown below. Applicants will be informed of any further changes following the review.

Course details


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

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeXSEN
Institution code C20
Campus nameCardiff Met - Cyncoed
Campus code2

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 104 points
A level C 104 including a grade C
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma D: 6 credits M: 39 credits 102 points, other grade combinations accepted
Scottish Advanced Higher D 104 points including a grade D
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 24 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) C 104 points from at least 2 A levels or equivalent to include grades C. Skills Challenge Certificate accepted as the third subject
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2 104 points including 2 x H2. Minimum grade H4 considered within points.
OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma MMM

If your qualifications are not listed above, please contact Cardiff Met Admissions who will advise you.

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

http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/undergraduate

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6No element lower than 5.5. Academic IELTS test required.
PTE Academic52No element lower than 51
TOEFL (iBT)72TOEFL Internet required.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2Minimum 169 (no element lower than 162)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9000 Year 1
EU £9000 Year 1
England £9000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9000 Year 1
Scotland £9000 Year 1
Wales £9000 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

For additional costs relating to this programme, please refer to http://www.cardiffmet.ac.uk/additionalcosts
Education, Psychology and Special Educational Needs at Cardiff Metropolitan University - UCAS