Psychology with Positive Education (Distance Learning) at University of East London - UCAS

Course summary

Welcome to the BSc Psychology with Positive Education program! Our course goes beyond the fundamental topics of Cognitive, Social and Developmental Psychology, Biopsychology, Individual Differences and Research Methods, to provide you with specialist knowledge and skills in positive education. By exploring the latest research in positive psychology and wellbeing, you will learn how to apply this knowledge to support development and learning in educational settings. You will gain a deep understanding of how psychological theory intersects with education and its real-world applications. Our program is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing you with the core content to apply for graduate membership. With our degree, you can pursue a range of professions such as educational psychology, research, or teaching. Our academics are experts in ground-breaking research in psychology, positive psychology, coaching psychology, and education. You will have the opportunity to work with them and develop the skills to apply psychological and educational theories to real-world situations. With a BSc Psychology degree, you will have access to numerous job opportunities in the allied psychology sector, such as psychological well-being practitioner, research assistant, and mental health social worker. You will also gain transferable skills, making you highly employable in other areas such as human resources, market research, and the civil service. Our program also opens doors to further training and careers in academia, research, clinical, counselling, occupational, and educational psychology. You can specialize in health psychology, sports psychology, neuropsychology, or neuroscience. Join us and unlock your potential for a fulfilling career!


Year 1: Thinking Like a Psychologist (Mental Wealth) (Core), Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (Core), Psychology in Applied Contexts (Core), Researching with Small Samples (Core), Researching with Larger Samples (Core) Year 2: Individual Differences and Diversity (Core), Psychological Research Methods (Core), Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (Core), Applications of Psychobiology and Social Psychology (Core), Work-Based Learning in Psychology (Mental Wealth) (Core), Research Skills in Cognitive Neuroscience (Optional), Introduction to Forensic Psychology (Optional), Psychology, Identity and Society (Optional), Childhood: Difficulties and Differences across Development (Optional), Clinical and Community Psychology (Optional), Introduction to Positive Psychology Coaching (Optional), Principles and Practices for Environmental Psychology (Optional), Topics in Cyberpsychology (Optional), The Psychology of Mental Health - Difficulties in Adulthood (Optional), Applying Psychology in Organisations (Optional) Year 3: Psychology in Communication and Social Engagement  (Mental Wealth) (Core), Developmental Psychology Research Project (Core), Advanced Developmental Psychology (Core), Addiction (Optional), Advanced Forensic Psychology (Optional), Health Psychology (Optional), Psychology of Choice (Optional), Psychology of Belief (Optional), Psychology of Emotion (Optional), Occupational Psychology (Optional), Applied Cyberpsychology (Optional), Applied Evolutionary Psychology - Cognition, Culture, and Behaviour Change (Optional) For more information about individual modules, please visit our course pages via the link below.

Assessment method

We will be assessing your academic work and supporting you in producing it. Assessment methods include group work, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the module. All grades count towards module marks, and assessment is through a mixture of coursework and exams. These are mainly spread across the year to make things more manageable. You won't have any exams in the first year. The balance of coursework and exams in your second year will depend on your choice of option modules. The second year includes a core, work-based learning module (Work-based Learning in Psychology, for which a minimum of 30 hours' work experience over one term is included in the module's study hours). You will not be assessed on performance in the workplace. Instead, you will be required to reflect on your experience, and make links to relevant psychological research and theory and to your own personal and professional development. In your third year, a significant part of your assessment will be based on your final research project coursework. More details are included in the programme handbook and module guides when you enrol. Feedback is provided within 15 working days in line with UEL's assessment and feedback policy.

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

For detailed information on entry requirements for our courses, please see the individual course pages. We consider a range of UK and worldwide qualifications at the appropriate level and also take relevant work experience into account when considering an application. Many courses have a Foundation Year option for those students whose qualifications do not meet the BA or BSc entry requirements. Applicants should have, or be working towards, grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent Level 2 qualification such as Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics or Key Skills Level 2 in Application of Number and Communication) Entry requirements are intended only as a guide for applicants. They are not a guarantee of an offer, nor of the conditions that may apply. When making a decision on your academic suitability, we will make an assessment of you as an individual and will use information other than qualifications; which may include predicted grades, performance at Level 2, relevant work experience, previous study at degree level, personal statement, references and any portfolio, written test or interview, to make our decision. If you have any questions, please contact a member of our Applicant Relations Team from Monday to Friday (9am–5pm) on +44 (0) 20 8223 3333 or

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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
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £14820 Year 1
International £14820 Year 1

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Psychology with Positive Education (Distance Learning) at University of East London - UCAS