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Course summary

Your degree in psychology with child development will develop your knowledge and understanding of children and young people from a psychological, cognitive, social, emotional and cultural perspective. You'll be focusing on why babies, children, adolescents and older people behave the way they do. You'll also design and carry out studies to explore the factors that go to influence adult behaviour. The aim is to learn how psychologists can use their knowledge to understand individuals and help them to make a positive difference to their life's development. You'll be studying in one of the largest - and friendliest - schools of psychology in the country, with a huge range of expertise available to you on the campus across a range of subjects. There are many jobs and careers that are options for you with a BSc Psychology degree. These include jobs within the allied psychology sector, such as: Employment Specialist, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Social Prescribing Link Worker, Wellbeing Manager, Mental Health Social Worker, FE Psychology teacher, Research Assistant or Assistant Psychologist, Youth Worker; School Counsellor and support work. Some of these many require further training that we can help you with. Some of our graduates choose to seek employment in non-psychology areas. These are jobs in areas where there are employers who want psychology graduates, due to the transferable skills you will gain during your studies. These include human resources, market research, civil service, business graduate training schemes, teaching, third sector and charity roles, administration, self-employed or entrepreneur, data work in public and private sectors and allied health professions, nursery management/lead roles. BSc Psychology is also an essential qualification for students seeking further training and careers in academia, research, clinical, counselling, occupational and educational psychology. All of these options are possible with our BPS-accredited degrees alongside experience. Other postgraduate options that you may wish to specialise include health psychology, sports psychology, neuropsychology or neuroscience, child and adolescent mental health psychology.


Foundation Year: Personal Development (Mental Wealth) (Core), Psychology in the Everyday (Core), Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (Core), Key Studies in Psychology (Core), Introduction to Counselling Skills (Core), Introduction to Academic Practice (Core) 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

Assessment tasks are mainly spread across the year to make the workload manageable. Assessment methods include group works, exams and individual work including essays, presentations, case studies, professional development and practical activities depending on the nature of the course. All grades count towards your module mark. More details will be included in the student handbook and module guides. The course includes a core, work-based learning module at level 5 (Work-based Learning in Psychology). A minimum of 30 hours work experience is included in the module's study hours. Students are not assessed on their performance in the workplace but on assessments that require them to reflect on the experience, make links to relevant psychology research and theory and to their own personal and professional development. 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:

  • Foundation

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 £14160 Year 1
International £14160 Year 1

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Psychology with Child Development (with Foundation Year) at University of East London - UCAS