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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. 

Please note this course is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and completion will not lead to chartered Educational Psychologist status.

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.

Our commitment to help every student succeed:

Leeds Beckett University is committed to ensuring that every student with the potential to succeed at our University is able to do so regardless of their background. For this reason we operate a contextual admissions policy, which means we take into account a range of additional factors when we assess a student’s application. Applicants who meet at least one of our contextual admissions criteria will be offered a place on this course with lower (predicted or achieved) UCAS Tariff Points than our published tariff (above).

Our contextual admissions criteria are: 

  • Home postcode is in an area where few people go to University (POLAR4 quintile 1 or 2 area. This can be checked on the Office for Students website)
  • Declared disability on the UCAS application form (or direct application for part time applicants)
  • Over the age of 21 on the 1st of September before the course starts
  • Declared as a care leaver on the UCAS application form (or direct application for part time applicants)
Our place as an Anchor Institution:

Leeds Beckett University is in the top 10 universities nationwide for being representative of our local community. To further strengthen our position as a key provider of education and training for West Yorkshire we apply an Anchor Institution Policy in our admissions process. Students who apply to us from any of the five Local Authority areas in West Yorkshire (BD, HD, HX, LS, WF) will be offered a place on this course with lower (predicted or achieved) UCAS Tariff Points.

Mature Applicants:

Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. All students will be considered through the contextual admissions policy described above. If you do not meet the requirements through the contextual admissions policy, we may still be able to make you an offer if you have recent relevant work experience through our ‘Recognition of Prior Learning’ policy. Please ensure that you list both your qualifications and any relevant work experience in your application so that we can consider you under both schemes where applicable..

All applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, for example we accept some Functional Skills Tests. 

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.

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Teaching and learning

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Overall workload
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292 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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908 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year one is assessed by a combination of coursework and practical assessments.
Core Modules
What is Education?

What is Psychology?

Learner focused teaching

Global Education: A Whole World Approach

Research 1: Understanding Research in Educational Psychology

Overall workload
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292 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
908 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year two is assessed by a combination of coursework and practical assessments.
Core Modules
What is Normal Anyway?

Mind, Brain & Education: Neuroscience in the Classroom

Building Psychological Resilience

Living in Different Worlds: Identity Formation in School

Research 2: Becoming a Researcher in Educational Psychology

Overall workload
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252 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
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948 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.
Core Modules
A Whole School Approach

Psychological Assessment & Psychometrics

Technology & Social Media on Learning & Development

Getting Connected: Education & Genetics

Research 3: Research Project

Download 2020/21 Course Spec Download
Overall workload
Clock icon
292 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
908 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year one is assessed by a combination of coursework and practical assessments.
Core Modules
What is Education?

What is Psychology?

Learner focused teaching

Global Education: A Whole World Approach

Research 1: Understanding Research in Educational Psychology

Overall workload
Clock icon
292 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
908 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year two is assessed by a combination of coursework and practical assessments.
Core Modules
What is Normal Anyway?

Mind, Brain & Education: Neuroscience in the Classroom

Building Psychological Resilience

Living in Different Worlds: Identity Formation in School

Research 2: Becoming a Researcher in Educational Psychology

Overall workload
Clock icon
252 hours Teaching and learning Typically, this will include lectures, seminars, tutorials, supervised studio time or laboratory time and one-to-one meetings with your personal tutor.
Clock icon
948 hours Independent study This is the time outside your timetabled hours when you will be expected to continue learning independently. Typically, this will involve reading, research, completing assignments, preparing presentations and exam revision.
Assessment proportions
Year three is assessed predominantly by coursework, with some practical assessments.
Core Modules
A Whole School Approach

Psychological Assessment & Psychometrics

Technology & Social Media on 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 fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £9250. The amount you will pay may increase each year to take into account the effects of inflation.

The tuition fee for the year for students entering in 2020/21 is £12000. The amount you will pay is fixed at this level for each year of your course.

Studying part-time gives you the flexibility to learn at your own pace. Because of this, our tuition fees are calculated using credit points. Each module you study has a credit point value. Most modules have a credit point value of 20. The tuition fee for students entering in in 2020/21 on this course is £1541.60 for each 20 credit point module. For modules with a different credit point value their cost can be calculated by multiplying the credit value of the module by the cost per credit point of £77.08. The amount you will pay may increase each year in line with inflation.

Fees for this course 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.

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