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Psychology in Education BSc (Hons)

University of York

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    OCT-22

  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Linking the study of psychology and education will provide you with a unique set of skills spanning two dynamic disciplines.

You'll study cognitive, social, developmental, and biological aspects of psychology, while building your understanding of educational contexts. This will give you an integrated understanding of how psychological theory and research intersect with education in a wide range of settings.

You'll learn from academics working on cutting-edge research in psychology and education, giving you direct access to some of the latest thinking in the field.

Alongside rigorous academic study, you'll gain valuable skills and experience with a range of opportunities for placements and volunteering. Your studies will inform and guide you, giving you practice applying educational and psychological theory to real-world situations.

Accreditation

This course provides Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

GBC is a prerequisite for many BPS-accredited postgraduate and doctoral programmes which lead to full Chartered Psychologist status.

Assessment and feedback

You'll be assessed in several different ways, depending on the modules you choose. Forms of assessment include:

  • Essays
  • Open examinations
  • Closed examinations
  • Presentations
  • Literature reviews
  • Research proposal
  • Research reports
  • Policy briefs

You'll receive written feedback on all assessed work, helping you to understand your strengths and identify areas for improvement. You can also discuss your work with your tutors and your personal supervisor to help guide your development.

Careers and skills

This course is the first step towards achieving BPS Chartered Psychologist status in the UK. Our students go on to a diverse range of careers in psychology, education and other areas. For students who wish to pursue further training and education, the programme offers a firm grounding in psychological concepts as they apply to education. Volunteering opportunities allow our students to explore new career paths and gain valuable work experience. You'll have opportunities to discuss potential careers with psychology and education practitioners as well as our dedicated employability lead within the department.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 19,600per year

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

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University information

University of York

  • University League Table

    18th

  • Campus address

    University of York, Heslington, York, York, YO10 5DD, England

Inspiring teaching delivered by leading academics, integrated with award-winning employability programmes, equips students for the international labour market.
A diverse campus community of students from over 150 countries that offers a lifelong global alumni network.
Specialist international student support includes orientation, immigration advice, Language Skills Centres, and International Pathway College programmes.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    21st out of 84 7

    11th out of 118 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    132 64%

    23rd

    4
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    78.0 78%

    14th

    14
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.94 79%

    63rd

    9
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    155 75%

    19th

    3
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    66.0 66%

    22nd

    1
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.28 86%

    7th

    11

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