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Undergraduate course
BA (Hons)

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

Educational Psychology

International Scholarships available

Overview

Explore educational psychology and what it means to be a student in an educational setting. You will investigate the place where the two subjects meet and look at how education should adapt to meet the needs of an individual to overcome difficulties and barriers to their learning. Your studies will have a strong focus on research and enquiry.

You will be supported as you learn in a variety of settings including lectures and seminars, workshops and practical labs. Your first-year modules will introduce you to research methods and the ethical issues associated with educational psychology. Your second year will see you take an active role in research to develop and apply your theoretical knowledge, and you will be assessed on a research proposal. In your final year, you will think about the future of education using psychology as a driver of change, and you will research and write a dissertation. 

This course will enable you to develop graduate expertise in a wide variety of areas, including identifying barriers to learning and devising strategies to help individuals to thrive in an educational setting. You will have specific knowledge of conditions such as autism, and a critical understanding of the local, national, and international contexts of education and policy-based responses that will enable you to operate within a complex and rapidly changing landscape.

You will join a supportive academic community and you will have access to a range of guest speakers who will share their experience and expertise on educational issues. Previous speakers have covered topics including social work, employability and enterprise activity and we have welcomed speakers from the Alliance for Inclusive Education.

Specialist facilities and learning spaces will enhance and inspire your academic and practical development. Your course and assessments will enable you to develop strong problem-solving skills, and group work theory will be embedded throughout your modules to equip you with a rounded skillset in the workplace.  

We understand that full-time study does not suit everyone. That’s why we offer courses which give you the opportunity to decide where, when and how you can get involved in learning. Studying a distance learning course offers the convenience and flexibility to make education work for you. Whether you’d like to fit your studies around childcare, develop your skills while working or, quite simply, want to learn from the comfort of your own home, we can help you gain a qualification at a time and pace that suits your lifestyle.

Like our students on campus, you will have the same excellent teaching and learning resources, however you’ll find these online instead of in a lecture theatre. Not only are all the modules taught online, but you will also have access to an online community and more than 140,000 books and journals in our online library.

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Course Features

  • Supportive teaching team
  • Specialist facilities
  • Specialist graduate skillset
  • Transferable skills
Transforming mental health in schools: "The work we do ensures that mental health difficulties at school do not stand in the way of a young person's success in the future." - Professor Jonathan Glazzard, Carnegie School of Education

Entry Requirements

104
POINTS REQUIRED
If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

UCAS Tariff Points: 104 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Personal Statement:
You must also provide evidence of interest in and involvement with children. Applications from people already working with children are particularly welcome. Mature applicants need to show evidence of previous study at an appropriate level.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Mature Applicants
Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu. If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website. Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.

UCAS Tariff Points: 104 points required. (Minimum 64 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies).

If you're applying via UCAS, find out more about how your qualifications fit into the UCAS tariff.

GCSEs:
GCSE English Language at Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy are accepted in place of GCSEs.
Access to HE Diploma:
Pass overall with a minimum of 104 UCAS tariff points.
Scottish Awards:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade B at Higher Level.
Irish Leaving Certificate:
Minimum of 5 subjects at Grade C1 or above at Higher Level of which at least 3 must be at B2.
Personal Statement:
You must also provide evidence of interest in and involvement with children. Applications from people already working with children are particularly welcome. Mature applicants need to show evidence of previous study at an appropriate level.

SELECTION CRITERIA:

We may use selection criteria based on your personal attributes; experience and/or commitment to the area of study. This information will be derived from your personal statement and reference and will only be used if you have met the general entry requirements.

International Baccalaureate

24 Points

IELTS:

IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.

ADDITIONAL ENTRY REQUIREMENTS:

Verify your qualifications
If you are an international student, we can help you to compare and verify your qualifications. Please contact our International Office on +44 (0)113 812 1111 09.00 to 17.00 Mon-Thurs / 09.00 to 16.30 Fri GMT or email internationaloffice@leedsbeckett.ac.uk.
Need to improve your English Language skills?
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More questions?
No matter what your questions, we are here to answer them, visit our International website to get more information and find out about our online open days.

Careers

Leeds Beckett University Careers

Careers

Teaching and learning

This is a new course that is being designed to help us offer you the best educational experience. The course is currently being developed ready for the final content to be confirmed. This will be confirmed in the course specification made available to new applicants from December 2019, subject to approval.
Core Modules
What is Education?

What is Psychology?

Learner Focused Teaching: Releasing the Horse Whisperer

Global Education: A Whole World Approach

Research 1: Understanding Research in Educational Psychology

Core Modules
What is Normal Anyway?

Mind, Brain & Education: Neuroscience in the Classroom

Building Resilient Mind-sets

Living in Different Worlds: Identity Formation in School

Research 2: Becoming a Researcher in Educational Psychology

Core Modules
A Whole School Approach: Defeating the Medical Model

Psychological Assessment & Psychometrics

The Impact of Social Media on Children’s & Adolescents’ Learning & Development

Getting Connected: Education & Genetics

Research 3: Research Project

Core Modules
What is Education?

What is Psychology?

Learner Focused Teaching: Releasing the Horse Whisperer

Global Education: A Whole World Approach

Research 1: Understanding Research in Educational Psychology

Core Modules
What is Normal Anyway?

Mind, Brain & Education: Neuroscience in the Classroom

Building Resilient Mind-sets

Living in Different Worlds: Identity Formation in School

Research 2: Becoming a Researcher in Educational Psychology

Core Modules
A Whole School Approach: Defeating the Medical Model

Psychological Assessment & Psychometrics

The Impact of Social Media on Children’s & Adolescents’ Learning & Development

Getting Connected: Education & Genetics

Research 3: Research Project

Dr Nicole Gridley
Dr Nicole Gridley
Senior Lecturer
Nicole is a Senior Lecturer in Developmental Psychology who has a specific interest in how the environment (home and school) influences how a child learns and develops. Nicole has nine years’ experience of working in a research setting, evaluating the impact of psychosocial interventions on a variety of child and adult outcomes. She has specific expertise in using observational methodology as part of evaluation design and is a trained coder of the Dyadic Parent Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) and the CARE Index Infant measure of attachment.
This course will provide a contemporary and futuristic perspective on learning and education. It will challenge traditional misconceptions by encouraging you to critique the status quo. If you want to make meaningful differences to children’s lives we will help you to consider alternative solutions.

Fees & funding

Fees information is not available for this selection of attendance, location and start date. Please re-select.
The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.
The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.
The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.
The tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are not yet confirmed.

Facilities

  • Library and online resources
    Library and online resources

    Our Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, every day of the year, providing you with access to specialist books and journals, learning spaces, computers, multimedia facilities and media equipment hire. Tens of thousands of our Library's digital resources, including ebooks, ejournals and databases, can be accessed online at a time and place to suit you.

  • Headingley Campus
    Headingley Campus

    Our historic Headingley Campus is set in 100 acres of parkland with easy access to Leeds city centre.

  • School Practice Collection
    School Practice Collection

    Our School Practice Collection offers a wide range of journals, electronic resources and equipment selected specifically to help you prepare for your teaching practice.

Location

Headingley Campus

Headingley Campus

Home to our first-rate sporting facilities – Headingley Campus has a rich and diverse history having played to visitors such as Winston Churchill and Oscar Wilde. Set in 100 acres of parkland, with easy access to Leeds city centre, many of our buildings look out onto our grassy acre – a perfect place for hanging out, playing games and catching up with friends on long summer days. Headingley Campus has modern sport science laboratories, animation and music studios and the latest computing labs, as well as one of our libraries, open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

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