BSc (Hons) Education and Psychology

BSc (Hons) Education and Psychology

Bachelor degree
36 months
Application deadlines: January 15
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: £20
Intakes: September
International tuition: £15,000
Domestic tuition: £9,250

Program overview

During the first year, students are introduced to core education topics which focus on learning, brain, behaviour and cognition, the developing individual in society, and research skills. Students can reflect on the global and local influences on policy and practice, and consider how this has shaped the ways children and young people are enabled to learn. Students can also investigate cognitive capacity, and how the brain develops in order to support learning. A tutorial system operates throughout the three-year course. The first year aims to provide a sound basis for students to develop their own personal and academic skills, and also aims to facilitate a sound basis for transition to second year. The course also includes a series of scheduled meetings with a personal tutor. In the second year, students have the opportunity to develop and refine their research skills, and can begin to tailor their course to their interests by choosing two optional modules to examine topics in greater depth. Students can take part in core modules focusing on: developmental psychology; psychometric testing; and diversity, inclusion and alternate approaches to education. In the final year students have to opportunity to complete two further core modules, one which reflects on contemporary issues in education, and one which involves the completion of an extended research-based project. This extended research based module, along with further elective modules aims to provide opportunities for students to build on their own interests, and may be determined by their career aspirations. Teaching takes place in lectures, seminars and workshops, and in small groups, depending on the level and the topic of study. In addition, staff use the intranet to provide materials to support teaching; course materials are posted to an online virtual learning environment to supplement face to face teaching, and support onsite and remote study.

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



    If you have studied outside of the UK, and are unsure whether your qualification meets the above requirements, please visit "our country" pages. EU and Overseas students will be required to demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0 overall, with a minimum of 5.5 in each element. Applicants should demonstrate an interest in education and psychology in general. The University would like to hear about your own thoughts about the education system and psychology and why you are interested in studying this subject at undergraduate level.

    Career opportunities

    Upon successful completion of the BSc (Hons) Education and Psychology course, students may apply to progress to the PGCE Postgraduate Certificate in Education (Primary) course. School Centred Initial Teacher Training courses include Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and credits towards Master’s level study. Alternative career pathways may include working in museums, libraries, and education establishments which do not require Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) but do look for an in-depth understanding of education and learning. The University Careers and Employability Team offer qualified advisors who can work with students to provide tailored, individual support and careers advice during their time at the University. As a member of alumni the university also offers one-to-one support in the first year after completing a course, including access to events, vacancy information and website resources; with access to online vacancies and virtual resources for the following two years.

    Campus location

    Lincoln , United Kingdom

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