Psychology with Child Development at York St John University - UCAS

Psychology with Child Development

York St John University

Degree level: Undergraduate

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Course summary

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The Bachelor of Science (Honours) Psychology with Child Development degree provides a strong academic foundation in psychology with a specialised focus on how psychology is applied to understanding the development of children and young people. In year one, students are introduced to core theories, concepts and empirical studies in developmental, social, cognitive, biological and differential psychology, alongside a firm grounding in empirical research methods. Year two offers students the opportunity to develop advanced research and critical analysis skills and apply these skills to core topics in psychology. At third year, students choose from a range of optional modules related to typical and atypical development in childhood and beyond and conduct an independent piece of original research under the supervision of a developmental psychologist. Throughout our Psychology with Child Development course, students participate in practical laboratory work, adhering to the BPS Code of Ethics. To develop the scientific competence which underpins the discipline and profession, students receive training in the research methods and data analytic techniques used by psychologists. Students work within a School equipped with excellent research facilities, including specialised laboratory suites, eye-tracking and virtual reality equipment, a psychometric test library, and an electroencephalogram (EEG) laboratory. The programme equips graduates with the scientific grounding and theoretical understanding required for advanced level studies.

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Assessment method

Modules through this degree are assessed with a range of assessment types. In first year, your assessments will help you develop core academic skills, through writing essays, lab reports and critiques, participating in group presentations and sitting exams. In the second year, your assessments allow you to develop more advanced research skills in preparation for your final-year empirical project. Second-year assessments include quantitative and qualitative research reports, research proposals and data analysis portfolios. At third year, your assessments focus on advanced academic skills (e.g., research presentations, case studies) and profession-relevant skills (e.g., clinical reports, information sheets for practitioners). You will also conduct an empirical study, supervised by a member of the academic team, which is written up as a research paper.


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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 codeC810
Institution code Y75
Campus nameYork St John University
Campus codeA

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 120 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 3 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above (or equivalent) including English Language and Maths

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

https://www.yorksj.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/psychology--counselling/psychology-with-child-development-bsc-hons/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12750 Year 1

Additional fee information

For courses with an optional Placement Year, during the Placement Year your fees will be reduced to 15% of the annual fee value.
Psychology with Child Development at York St John University - UCAS