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BA in Psychology and Education (Full Time)

Aberystwyth University

Bachelor Degree , Psychology

Course Description

Our Joint Honours programme in Psychology and Education brings together two exciting and complementary disciplines, and this is reflected in the way you will learn on this scheme. You will develop a deeper understanding of children’s cognitive and social development, and you will have the opportunity to study and evaluate how these are supported through educational policy and practice.

With teaching delivered by subject experts from the Department of Psychology and School of Education, our combined ethos is to create a learning community that facilitates you in the development of your conceptual and theoretical knowledge but also enables you to develop career-oriented, transferable skills that will support your continued development beyond your degree.

The Psychology element of this scheme consists of core modules that confer upon graduates the British Psychological Society’s Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (subject to achieving a minimum of a 2:2 degree). The Education component offers a broad choice of specialised option modules, meaning you can tailor your degree to your developing interests and future career ambitions. A final year dissertation affords you the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary project that draws on the skills, knowledge and understanding you will have developed from each of your disciplines. Below are just some of the other reasons why you should consider Aberystwyth University. 

Our Joint Honours programme in Psychology and Education brings together two exciting and complementary disciplines, and this is reflected in the way you will learn on this scheme. You will develop a deeper understanding of children’s cognitive and social development, and you will have the opportunity to study and evaluate how these are supported through educational policy and...

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Course Content

Our joint honours programme in Psychology and Education brings together two exciting, complementary disciplines and this is reflected in the way you will learn on this scheme. With teaching delivered by subject experts from the Departments of Psychology and Education, our combined ethos is to develop a learning community that facilitates you in the development of your conceptual and theoretical knowledge but also enables you to develop career-oriented, transferable skills that will support your continued development beyond your degree. 

The Education component offers a broad choice of specialised option modules, meaning you can tailor your degree to your developing interests and future career ambitions. A final year dissertation affords you the opportunity to develop an interdisciplinary project that draws on the skills, knowledge and understanding you will have developed from each of your disciplines.

During your first year, you will:

  • Discover the theory and principles surrounding the learner and the learning environment, and undertake a work placement;
  • Explore theories of child development and their impact on professional practice;
  • Develop core psychological knowledge in areas such as social and individual behaviour, brain, behaviour and cognition;
  • Use research methods, techniques and forms of analysis that will enable you to conduct empirical investigations.

In your second year, you will:

  • Consider the importance of safeguarding and professional practice;
  • Build on core psychological knowledge by exploring the cognitive and social approaches to behaviour;
  • Begin to shape your degree by choosing from a range of optional Education modules such as special educational needs, cultural diversity, bilingualism;
  • Develop advanced knowledge of research methods by studying both quantitative and qualitative approaches.

In your third year, you will:

  • Consider the role of assessment in education;
  • Choose from a range of Education special option modules such as science education, maths education, health and education, children’s rights;
  • Extend core psychological knowledge by studying behavioural neuroscience, developmental psychology and individual differences;
  • Undertake a research dissertation on a theme of your own choosing.

Our joint honours programme in Psychology and Education brings together two exciting, complementary disciplines and this is reflected in the way you will learn on this scheme. With teaching delivered by subject experts from the Departments of Psychology and Education, our combined ethos is to develop a learning community that facilitates you in the development of your conceptual and...

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Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120

A Levels BBB-CCC

GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4):
English or Welsh and Mathematics

BTEC National Diploma:
DDM-MMM

International Baccalaureate:
30-26

European Baccalaureate:
75%-65% overall

UCAS Tariff 96 - 120 A Levels BBB-CCC GCSE requirements (minimum grade C/4): English or Welsh and Mathematics BTEC National Diploma: DDM-MMM International Baccalaureate: 30-26 European Baccalaureate:

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