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Leeds Trinity University

Psychology and Child Development

UCAS Code: C821

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


UCAS Tariff

112

GCSEs in English language and maths at grade C or 4 (or higher) will be required

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Developmental psychology

Child psychology

Are you fascinated by how psychology shapes children's development and behaviour? Do you want to make a real difference to children's lives? You'll cover the core theories and themes of psychology while studying specialist modules in educational psychology.

?We'll help you to develop your critical and analytical skills by linking theory to practice. You'll also complete two professional work placements during your degree, applying your skills and knowledge in child-centred organisations.

In your final year, you'll get the opportunity to specialise in child development-themed learning and teaching, which will further develop the knowledge and skills you need to make a real difference to people's lives in the wider community.

We create a supportive and lively learning environment in which you'll learn through teamwork and collaboration. We'll teach you through a mix of workshops, practicals and lectures, with a strong focus on student-led learning.

Your assessments will focus on developing your employability skills, as well as developing and demonstrating your academic learning. Most assessments are individual, but we also have some group-based assessments to help you to develop your teamworking skills.

**Placement opportunities**
?We are one of only a few UK universities to build professional work placements into every degree. You'll complete two professional work placements, which will give you the chance to graduate with up to three months' professional work experience without having to take a sandwich year out.

We'll work with you to help you find a placement that matches your career aspirations. Our students have worked in a wide range of roles and organisations, from supporting head teachers in a pupil referral unit, to supporting and facilitating educational attainment for young people with social, emotional and behavioural difficulties.

**Graduate opportunities**
You'll open doors to a wide range of postgraduate qualifications and careers in child and educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and counselling. You'll also be well-prepared for many child-centred roles in the public and private sectors, including social and education research, community projects and charitable organisations. Your degree will also prepare you for postgraduate study in any area of psychology.

Modules

On this course you will study a selection of modules, including: Research Methods in Psychology, Cognition and the Brain, Psychology and Social Issues, Supporting Transitions, Inclusion, SEN and Disability, Childhood and Society, Psychology and Advertising, Counselling Psychology, Psychology, Mental Health and Distress.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Leeds Trinity University

Department:

Psychology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

80%
low
Developmental psychology
80%
low
Child psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Developmental psychology

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
92%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
85%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

85%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
88%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
81%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£16,640
low
Average annual salary
96%
med
Employed or in further education
91%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Other elementary services occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Developmental psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£15k

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Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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