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Psychology and Education Aberystwyth University Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Aberystwyth University (Prifysgol Aberystwyth)

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Our Joint Honours programme in Psychology and Education brings together two exciting, complementary disciplines and this is reflected in the way you will learn on this scheme. You will develop a deeper understanding of children’s cognitive and social development, and you will have the opportunity to study and evaluate how these are supported through educational policy and practice. With teaching delivered by subject experts from the Departments of Psychology and School of Education, our combined ethos is to create a learning community that facilitates you in the development of your conceptual and theoretical knowledge but also enables you to develop career-oriented, transferable skills that will support your continued development beyond your degree. Also, as long as you meet the entry requirements, you will be guaranteed an interview for Primary PGCE at Aberystwyth.

Why study Psychology and Education at Aberystwyth University?

The Psychology element of this scheme consists of core modules that confer upon graduates the British Psychological Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (subject to achieving a minimum of a 2:2 degree). The Education component offers a broad choice of specialised option modules, meaning you can tailor your degree to your developing interests and future career ambitions. A final year dissertation affords you the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary project that draws on the skills, knowledge and understanding you will have developed from each of your disciplines. Below are just some of the other reasons why you should consider Aberystwyth University.

Student Satisfaction

At Aberystwyth, we work with students to help them become informed and curious thinkers. We use our teaching and research experience to inspire students giving them the skills and confidence to do whatever they wish to do in future. This is why, in 2017, the Department of Psychology was rated as “1st in Wales and 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction”, and the School of Education was rated 2nd in the UK for the subject area of Education. (NSS, 2017).

Equipping you for life

All our degree schemes are designed with employability in mind and are accredited by the British Psychological Society – perfect for graduate-level careers or access to postgraduate training. Check out the employability tab to see what our graduates have gone on to.

Friendly and Inclusive

It is important for you to study in a supportive, student-focused environment. Our staff work hard to provide the guidance and encouragement you will need, why the School of Education was awarded top 5 in the UK for teaching quality. (The Good University Guide, The Times & Sunday Times, 2018).

Exceptional Resources

Students studying this degree will have access to modern research facilities and outstanding student learning spaces are in addition to excellent central university facilities. These resources allow us to provide you with an innovative approach to learning and teaching.

Our joint honours programme in Psychology and Education brings together two exciting, complementary disciplines and this is reflected in the way you will learn on this scheme. With teaching delivered by subject experts from the Departments of Psychology and Education, our combined ethos is to develop a learning community that facilitates you in the development of your conceptual and theoretical knowledge but also enables you to develop career-oriented, transferable skills that will support your continued development beyond your degree. The Education component offers a broad choice of specialised option modules, meaning you can tailor your degree to your developing interests and future career ambitions. A final year dissertation affords you the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary project that draws on the skills, knowledge and understanding you will have developed from each of your disciplines.

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 code CX80
Institution code A40
Campus name Main Site (Aberystwyth)
Campus code -

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 112 points With B in any subject.
A level BBC With B in any subject.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass in Access qualification in a relevant subject with Merit in 50% of units at level 3.
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 30 points
Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015) Aberystwyth University welcomes the Welsh Baccalaureate as a valuable qualification in its own right and considers completion of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate to be equivalent to an A level grade.

Applicants are selected on their individual merits and offers can vary. We allow you flexibility in meeting our entry requirements, and all qualifications that you have already gained, or are working towards, will be considered when reviewing your application. We have an inclusive policy which recognises a broad range of qualifications. The entry requirements listed here represent typical offers for some of the most popular qualifications taken by applicants. We still use the UCAS tariff to determine whether you have met the terms of our offer, so whatever qualifications you are taking, provided these are included in the UCAS tariff and provided you meet the overall points total (and any specific subject requirements) you may still receive an offer. This means that if your course requires 3 A levels at BBB, we will accept other grade combinations that are equivalent to the same number of tariff points. For example A levels ABC and AAD equate to 120 UCAS tariff points). Applicants studying a mixture of qualifications (e.g. A Level with BTEC) are also warmly welcomed. If you cannot find the qualification(s) that you are studying (or have previously studied) please contact our Undergraduate Admissions Office (Telephone: +44 (0)1970 622021; Email: ug-admissions@aber.ac.uk) for advice on your eligibility and details of the typical offer you are likely to receive.

Additional entry requirements

Other

A minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) English or Welsh is a requirement for entry to all our degree schemes. Level 3 KS/FS Communication may be acceptable in lieu of GCSE English or Welsh. For this degree scheme minimum grade C or grade 4 pass in GCSE (or equivalent) Mathematics is also required. GCSE Mathematics-Numeracy is acceptable in lieu of GCSE Mathematics.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9,000 Year 1
International £13,450 Year 1
England £9,000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,000 Year 1
Scotland £9,000 Year 1
Wales £9,000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fee information: Based on the latest information available to us, for new Home/EU students enrolled on full-time undergraduate courses starting in 2018, Aberystwyth University currently intends to charge a tuition fee of £9,000 for the academic year 2018/19. Welsh government is still to confirm arrangements for 2019/20 onwards, which means that for students starting in 2018/19 or after, tuition fees may rise for any successive years of study, mapped according to any inflation-linked maximum tuition fee permitted by the Welsh Government. These increases would also apply for the proportional fees charged for Year Abroad and Year in Industry. We will inform all applicants and students of the fee levels for 2019/20 and any inflation-linked increases for successive years of study as soon as confirmation is received from Welsh Government, and will publish updates on the Aberystwyth University website. You should check the updated fee information on our website before applying. Up to date details of the relevant fees will be set out in our offer documentation, and your terms and conditions with us will describe how we may be entitled to increase or otherwise change fees during the period of your study with us. Costs not included in the tuition fee: The academic provision of the University includes certain elements of study away from Aberystwyth. These involve activities such as field trips in science degrees and visits to theatres, galleries and museums in humanities-based courses. The additional costs of such activities are not included in the overall University fee and you should, therefore, note the need to budget for them. Details of courses that have additional costs can be found on the Aberystwyth University website. These costs are given as an indication of likely cost and will vary as will the location and duration of the activity. Fuller details will be available from the department organising the activity.

Sponsorship information

Aberystwyth University offers a valuable package of scholarships and bursaries to support students. Our long-established Entrance Scholarship competition means you could get up to £2,000 a year towards your living and study costs. You can combine an Entrance Scholarship with any or all of our other awards, to make your financial package more valuable. Our awards include the Academic Excellence Studentship, means-tested Aberystwyth Bursary, Sport and Music Scholarships, Bursaries for Care Leavers/Young Carers and a range of department specific awards. Please visit our website for full details. This does not apply to students studying at our Mauritius campus.

Provider information

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Aberystwyth University
Penglais
Aberystwyth
Ceredigion
United Kingdom
SY23 3FL


Course contact details

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Department of Psychology (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 628796

Fax: +44 (0)1970 628781


School of Education (undergraduate enquiries)

+44 (0)1970 622103

Fax: +44 (0)1970 622258


Undergraduate Admissions Office (undergraduate enquiries)