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Psychology for Education Professionals Foundation Degree

Birkbeck, University of London

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  • Qualification

    Foundation Degree - FD

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    OCT-21

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Are you interested in psychology and education, how children and young people learn, or their mental and emotional well-being? Perhaps you already work, or you would like to work, with children and young people in educational settings and want to enhance your academic knowledge and professional practice?Birkbeck's Psychology for Education Professionals (FdSc) offers a unique opportunity to explore how current psychological understanding can enhance professional practice. You will focus on issues of particular relevance to educators and other professionals working with children and young people, including:- intellectual, social and emotional development- children's learning- communication and relationship building- working in partnership with parents and carers- working in multidisciplinary teams- reflective practice.In the final year of your studies, you will have the opportunity to carry out a work-based project on a topic of your choice, under guidance and supervision.**HIGHLIGHTS**- This Foundation Degree was devised following comprehensive consultation with managers and experts in both psychology and education.- 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 higher teaching assistants, special needs assistants, nursery workers, learning mentors, family support workers and other education and childcare professionals. Once you graduate, you will also have the opportunity to continue your studies to full BA/BSc level in a range of specialist areas such as psychology, education or professional practice and take your career even further.- 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.- 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.- Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

Application deadline

15 January 2021

Tuition fees

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£ 10,710per 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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