BSc Psychology in Education (X301)

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UCAS code X301
Application method UCAS/Common Application
Course duration 3 year(s) full-time
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Location of course Clifton campus
Part-time study Part-time study is not available for this course

About BSc Psychology in Education

This course provides an excellent grounding in Psychology in Education and benefits from our longstanding tradition of high-quality research and teaching in this area. Successful students acquire unique skills spanning two rapidly changing disciplines able to inform each other, enabling them to apply psychological theory and research to real-life educational settings involving children, adolescents and adults.

Lectures, workshops, seminars, discussions, guided independent study and tutorials offer a well-rounded, evidence-based, flexible and highly relevant basis for professional development. Seminars and workshop activities encourage you to collaborate with others, while individual and group presentations help you develop confidence in conveying your arguments and ideas.

Our Psychology in Education degree is recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership, allowing graduates to apply for professional psychology training in educational, clinical, and counselling psychology. The degree also offers excellent preparation for careers working with children, young people, schools, and families.

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Find out more about studying Education at Bristol including career prospects and how the course is taught and assessed.

Course structure

First year

  • Debates in Psychology in Education
  • Introduction to Psychology in Education
  • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology in Education part 1 and 2
  • Education and Social Change
  • One optional unit.

Second year

  • Social Psychology and Individual Differences
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Biological Psychology and Developmental Difference
  • Cognitive Psychology and Special Education
  • Two optional units.

Third year

  • Dissertation, to demonstrate an ability to apply the skills learned in the research methods units and enhance your capacity for self-directed study
  • Four optional units from a selection, for example: The Psychology of Social Differences and Educational Achievement; Peace and Conflict Psychology; Pedagogies for Social Justice; Educational Evaluation; Digital Cultures and Participatory Learning; International Assessment, Policy and Practice; Building Powerful Knowledge.
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Typical offer for BSc Psychology in Education - applicants must meet one of the following

Standard offer
ABB including an essay-based subject
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
BBB including an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Standard offer
32 points overall to include 16 points at Higher Level including an essay-based subject
International Baccalaureate Diploma
Contextual offer
What is a contextual offer?
31 points overall including 16 points at Higher Level including an essay-based subject
Cambridge Pre-U offerRequirements are as for A-levels, where Grade A* is D2, A is D3, B is M2, and C is M3
Access to HE Diploma offerPass Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits at Distinction and 15 credits at Merit, including an essay-based subject
BTEC offer DDM in a relevant subject
Scottish Qualifications Authority offerSH: AABBB and AH: AB including an essay-based subject
Welsh Baccalaureate offerRequirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core grade
European Baccalaureate offer77% overall including an essay-based subject
International qualificationsAccepted international qualifications

Applicants must also meet these requirements

GCSE profile requirementsProfile:
Grade B in Mathematics and English Language. In England, where numerical GCSE grades will start to replace letter GCSE grades, we will be aligning the two grading schemes as follows: 4 or 5 is C, 6 is B, 7 is A, and 8 or 9 is A*.
Further information about GCSE requirements and profile levels for 2018 entry.
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet this profile level:
Profile B
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Deferred entry

For this course deferred entry is: Considered

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This course is recognised by the following organisations:

British Psychological Society (BPS) Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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