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University of Bedfordshire

Education with Psychology (with Professional Practice Year)

UCAS Code: X313

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,D,D-C,C,C

80-96 UCAS tariff points

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

MMP-MMM

80-96 UCAS tariff points

UCAS Tariff

80-96

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2019

Subjects

Education studies

Educational psychology

Bridging the disciplines of education and psychology, our Education with Psychology degree explores how young children and adolescents learn and develop in today’s society.

This dynamic course provides you with the opportunity to develop your knowledge of education alongside specialist areas of psychology such as human development and educational psychology and apply your specialist knowledge to real life circumstances, linking theory, policy and practice.

Combine this with our employability units and optional professional practice year, and you will be well-placed to enter your chosen career or further study to become a teacher or professional psychologist.

Modules

UNITS:
Early Child Psychology (EDC054-1) Compulsory
Key Concepts In Education Studies (EDC041-1) Compulsory
Narratives Of Childhood (EDC048-1) Compulsory
Psychology Of Adolescence (EDC049-1) Compulsory
The Inclusive Society (EDC053-1) Compulsory
Understanding The Workplace (EDC052-1) Compulsory
Investigating The Social World (EDC021-2) Compulsory
Social Processes And Lifespan Development (PSY001-2) Compulsory
The Professional Workplace (EDC064-2) Compulsory
Children And Young People In The Digital Age (EDC069-2) Optional
Comparative Education (EDC043-2) Optional
Deschooling (EDC061-2) Optional
Developing Professional Practice (EDC062-2) Optional
Developing Teaching Practice (EDC063-2) Optional
Families And Communities (EDC066-2) Optional
Policy And Practice In Special Educational Needs And Disability (EDC068-2) Optional
The Lifelong Curriculum (EDC067-2) Optional
Atypical Child And Adolescent Development: Theories And Applications (PSY001-3) Compulsory
Dissertation (EDC207-3) Compulsory
Perspectives On Pedagogy And Behaviour (EDC210-3) Compulsory
Psychology Of Mental Health (PSY006-3) Compulsory
Beyond Professionalism (EDC203-3) Optional
Children And Young People¿S Wellbeing (EDC204-3) Optional
Children, Young People And The Media (EDC212-3) Optional
Children¿S Literature (EDC205-3) Optional
Coaching Psychology (PSY002-3) Optional
Contemporary Debates In Education, Childhood And Youth (EDC206-3) Optional
Critical Debates In Send Education (EDC154-3) Optional
Philosophy Of Education (EDC163-3) Optional
Representations Of Disability (EDC209-3) Optional
Technology Enhanced Education (EDC217-3) Optional

Assessment methods

This course aims to provide a wide range of assessment methods to support the diverse needs of our learners. Assessments include exams, exhibitions, essays, webfolios, panel discussions, debates, practicals, case studies, reflective logs and presentations. The assignments will build directly on the teaching sessions and you will be supported by lectures to complete the assignments. Substantial guidance is provided on the VLE and in detailed assessment briefs. In level 4 more support is provided in the form of formative assessment opportunities and we will explain the role of constructive feedback to you. You will also have more hours dedicated to guided (staff directed learning activities) in level 4 compared to later in the course. There are opportunities for 1 to 1 and group tutorials to support the assessments both within units and in personal tutorials and staff office hours.

The overall purposes of assessment in this course are:

1. Objectively to measure your achievements against the specified learning outcomes of the unit and course (summative).

2. To assist student learning by providing appropriate feedback on performance (formative).

3. To provide a reliable and consistent basis for boards of examiners to determine the progression of, and conferment of achievement.

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
£12,350
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bedford Campus

Department:

School of Education and English Language

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.

85%
high
Education studies
82%
med
Educational 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.

Education

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
94%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
90%
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

87%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
85%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

98%
UK students
2%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
D

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

90%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
17%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
D

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.

Education

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

31%
Childcare and related personal services
30%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on nursery or early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not currently classed as 'graduate level' in the stats (although they may well be in the future as classifications catch up with changes in the way we work), and many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.

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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
90%
low
Employed or in further education
80%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

18%
Caring personal services
13%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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.

Education studies

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

£19k

£19k

£23k

£23k

£27k

£27k

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.

Educational 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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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Post-six month graduation stats:

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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