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Psychology for Education BA (Hons)

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    4 Years

Course summary

Are you interested in children's and young people's learning, their development, mental health and emotional well-being? In the application of psychology to learning and teaching? Perhaps you work (or would like to work) with children and young people and would like to attain a relevant undergraduate degree that would prepare you for a wide range of careers?This BA Psychology for Education offers you a unique opportunity to explore how psychological theory and research can help you develop the understanding you need to support children more effectively in a wide range of settings.Drawing on expertise within the Department of Psychological Sciences, you will focus on issues of relevance to professionals working with children and young people, including:- intellectual, social and emotional development- mental health and well-being- learning and learning difficulties- communication and relationship building- special educational needs, inclusion and diversity- reflective practice.You will study key issues in developmental and educational psychology, critically analyse a wide range of theories and research and explore how these can support your professional practice. Throughout the degree you will be able to select option modules to reflect your individual and professional interests. In your final year you will produce an extended essay on a topic of your choice, under the guidance and supervision of an academic member of staff.**Highlights**- This BA Psychology for Education will equip you with knowledge and a critical appreciation of contemporary psychological theory and research, and key issues in educational and developmental psychology.- The degree is unique in its highly applied focus, allowing you to explore how psychological theories (especially in educational psychology) can benefit both teachers and students. It will support you to develop your skills as a professional and to develop strategies and approaches that will be directly applicable in your work with children and young people.- You will have access to extensive support as part of your lectures and through additional study days and workshops.- Our graduates have successfully progressed to a wide range of careers, including specialist support workers, learning mentors, family support professionals, nursery managers, pastoral managers and Special Educational Needs coordinators. Others have continued their studies to master’s level or gained professional qualifications, for example, as teachers, speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists specialising in therapeutic work with children and young people.- The Department of Psychological Sciences is strongly oriented towards research and contains the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging and the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling. The department also recently became a member of the Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics.- Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked fifth in the UK in the most recent Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.

Application deadline

15 January 2022

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 10,920per year

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

University information

Birkbeck, University of London

  • Campus address

    Birkbeck, University of London, Malet Street, Bloomsbury, United Kingdom, WC1E 7HX, England

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