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The award
BSc

How long you will study
3 Years

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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Psychology with Education at School of Education, University of Leeds

Psychology has never been more important in terms of influence on educational policy and practice. The nexus between psychology and education represents an exciting and cutting edge field of study with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches.

This course offers you the opportunity to discover how approaches to education impact upon learning and development, and gives you the knowledge and skills to understand how psychology can inform education. It will provide you with a sound basis for pursuing a wide range of future careers including teaching, youth work, educational or clinical psychology, counselling and social work.

You’ll be taught by experts in education and psychology who will use their research to inform their teaching, and you’ll have the opportunity to conduct your own research while exploring the relationship between the two disciplines.

The course has both theoretical and practical components – you’ll benefit from opportunities to gain practical experience of working in an educational context to apply your theoretical knowledge.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). To read more about the benefits of undertaking an accredited programme please see the BPS website.

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Entry requirements

A-level: AAB in one or more of: psychology, geography, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, geology, economics, statistics, environmental science or computing.

A-levels in critical thinking, citizenship studies and general studies do not typically form part of our offer but we welcome them as a fourth A-level.

In general we expect applicants to have two ‘traditional’ academic subjects at A-level. See our accepted subjects document to see which subjects we accept.

The Extended Project is welcomed but is not included as part of our offer. We do not accept any vocational qualifications.

GCSE: English language at grade 4/C and mathematics at grade 5/B. Plus one of the following at grade 5/B: physics, biology, chemistry, science or additional science. We also accept GCSEDA science (dual award) at grades 5-4/BC.

DBS check

To enrol on this course, you will need to have a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) or equivalent by 31 August in the year you start the course, paid for by the School. We’ll send you a form and related guidance over the summer, which you should complete and return with the appropriate documents.

We accept a range of international equivalent qualifications. For information contact the School of Education Undergraduate Admissions Team.

IELTS 7.0 overall, with no less than 6.5 in any component. For other English qualifications, read English language equivalent qualifications.

What students think about School of Education, University of Leeds

    Zara Karim - BA Childhood Studies

    Testimonial from Zara Karim - BA Childhood Studies, student at School of Education

    A particular highlight of my course was gaining knowledge on how primary schools work and about inclusion in education. This is something I often think about for when I become a teacher. Another highlight of my course has been the development of my personal profile and how I can build on this to get to where I would like to be. 

    I’m currently studying in my second year and have planned to work in industry in the summer in Thailand. I believe this opportunity will enhance my credibility for becoming a primary school teacher.

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    Xiaowen Liu - MA TESOL Studies

    Testimonial from Xiaowen Liu - MA TESOL Studies, student at School of Education

    What has impressed me most is that the course combined theory with practice. For example, in the module English Teaching Methodology, in addition to introducing teaching practices in the classroom, tutors also scaffold micro-teaching, which provides students opportunities to design and deliver a real course with their partners and get feedback from tutors.

    Academic writing concerned me most before I came here, like many international students, but the School of Education prepared me well. In the first few weeks of term, we were provided with a chance to write a practice assignment to get familiar with academic writing in this country, which would not count towards our final grade but would be marked and commented on by academic staff.

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