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Psychology (Child Development and Education) BSc (Hons)

Solent University (Southampton)

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

ABOUT THE COURSE

Psychology is a popular subject because it has relevance to so many areas of everyday life. It is of interest to anyone who wants to understand what causes certain elements of human behaviour and how knowledge of that behaviour can be applied. As you train to become a child development and education specialist, you will explore how children develop cognitively and how psychology has contributed to educational best practice.

Exploration of reasoned approaches, research methods and the manipulation of data will help you to prepare for your major independent research project, as well as equipping you with a useful set of transferable skills. The research project, which takes place in the third year of the course, will see you undertake a thorough exploration of a relevant topic within psychology, education or child development. This is a good opportunity for you to specialise your knowledge further, acting as the perfect springboard into graduate employment or further study.

The course emphasises the practical application of psychology, with real-world assessments and work-based learning integrated throughout. You’ll be guided through the curriculum by experienced course tutors with specialist expertise in child development and education. You’ll also learn from guest lecturers with backgrounds in a range of relevant professions.

What does this course lead to?

Psychology graduates are well placed for a range of essential roles in mental health support, therapy, counselling, social work, research and criminal justice. As a specialist in child development and education, you will be well suited to careers in teaching, child protection, social services or child therapy. Graduates would also be able to continue their studies, moving onto higher level degrees or working towards chartered psychologist status.

Application deadline

15 January 2020

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 13,260per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Solent University (Southampton)

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Southampton Solent University, East Park Terrace, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 0YN, England

The university is home to students from over 100 different countries who have all chosen to study in the UK at Solent University.
With strengths in maritime, creative industries and sports, Solent's ambition is to be renowned for excellence in everything it does.
Solent's dedicated international team can provide information, advice and guidance on issues including visas and immigration, life in the UK and employment.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    111th out of 118 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    109 51%

    87th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    86th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.03 81%

    53rd

    16

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