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Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Education and Psychology

UCAS Code: PSED

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,C

Excluding General Studies

We will accept 2 AS levels in lieu of one A level but must be accompanied by 2 A Levels or BTECs General Studies is excluded.

Achieve 23-45 Level 3 credits at Merit/Distinction with a minimum of 6 level 3 credits at Distinction

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE Grade C or 4 English Language or an acceptable equivalent qualification

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

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We will accept triple grades gained from a combination of other BTEC qualifications

UCAS Tariff

96
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Educational psychology

On this course, you’ll study key issues in education, relating these to an understanding of psychology. You’ll learn about children’s cognitive development and health and wellbeing, understanding how to get the best out of children in all situations. This focus on psychological principles will mean you offer a different perspective when you move into the workplace, whether that be in a school or elsewhere.

**Why this course at Marjon?**
• Focus on hands-on learning; observing behaviours and events and then understanding the principles and theories behind them, which leads to deeper practical understanding of how to use your knowledge in your career.
• Long history of creating exceptional educationalists and teachers, blended with innovative approach to psychology.
• Relationships with hundreds of schools to help you gain varied viewpoints.
• Placement in the second and third years of the course to gain essential frontline experience.

**What might I become?**
You may choose to teach through completing a PGCE or School Direct course at postgraduate level. You may choose to specialise in areas which require a strong basic understanding of psychology such as special educational needs or as a children’s counsellor. With further postgraduate study you might decide to pursue a career within the psychology services.

**Find out more at Open Day**
Open Day is your opportunity to find out more about studying Education and Psychology at Marjon. You’ll meet lecturers and find out why we are ranked second in the UK for teaching quality*. Our student life talks will help you prepare to go to university, covering topics such as careers, funding, sport and our award winning on-campus student support service. You can also take a tour of the campus with a current student and find out about the student-led clubs and societies.

**Book on to an Open Day at: www.marjon.ac.uk/open-day**

**Why study at Marjon?**
• Awarded SILVER Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF).
• High quality teaching Ranked No 1 in England for teaching quality in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Joint 12th in UK for Student Satisfaction as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019.
• Top 10 in the UK for student experience as ranked by the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019*.
• 5th in UK for Courses and Lecturers in the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA) 2019.

*Ranked in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2019, published 23 Sept 2018. Oxford and Cambridge excluded due to low response rates.

Modules

Jan Gourd - Course Lead, Education and Psychology
“In the first year you are introduced to the main schools of thought inside education and psychology. You’ll also learn about global inequalities, how they exist and what is being done about them. In your second year you will undertake a work placement in an area of your choosing and investigate questions around psychology, learning and memory. During third year you will look at how values determine the way people teach. You will learn about mental health in young people and discover what is meant by a good quality education.”

1st Year
Engaging with learning
Introduction to psychology
Introduction to education
Health and wellbeing
Global inequalities
Psychology in Practice

2nd Year
Pedagogical Paradigms
Thinking and learning
Social psychology
Experiential placement
Memory and language
Researching education

3rd Year
Developing a Personal Philosophy of Education
Education Honours Project
Experiential Placement
Understanding and Managing Specific Learning Difficulties
Mental health, lifelong conditions and young people
Leadership and Quality in Education

Assessment methods

A variety of assessment methods are used including scrapbooks, blogs, essays, case studies, open book exams, presentations, poster presentations, practical artefacts design and journal reviews.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Plymouth Marjon University (St Mark & St John)

Department:

Institute of Education

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
76%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
12%
Sports and fitness occupations
11%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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