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University of Central Lancashire

Education and Psychology

UCAS Code: X3C8

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

Entry requirements


104-112 UCAS points at A2

106-112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

Pass IB Diploma including 104-112 UCAS points from Higher Level Subjects

104-112 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D-D*D*

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

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

D*D-D*D*

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

DMM

104-112 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-112

Our typical offer is 104-112 UCAS Points. We operate a flexible admissions policy and treat everyone as an individual. This means that we will take into consideration your educational achievements and predicted grades (where applicable) together with your application as a whole, including work experience and personal statement.

75%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Education studies

Psychology

The way we develop and learn as children underpins our entire lifespan. This degree will give you a sound understanding of Psychology in an educational context. Youll explore learning, memory, thinking and language, as well as the problems encountered by young people in education - things like learning difficulties and social or emotional problems. In the first year you will study the core areas of cognitive, social, psychobiology and developmental psychology. In Years 2 and 3 you will study specific modules concerning the application of psychology in educational settings. Youll graduate with the ability to enhance children's learning and enable teachers to become more aware of the social factors affecting teaching and learning. Psychology graduates enjoy a wide range of employment possibilities, these include: Primary/Secondary school or Further Education teaching following a PGCE or other postgraduate teacher training; Public services; Teaching support roles; Working with children and families; Youth work; Human Resources; Local Authority; Law Enforcement or project management; data gathering and analysis. Those that have followed the accredited route may progress towards Chartered Psychology Status and employment from Local education authorities. They work in schools, colleges, nurseries and special units, primarily with teachers and parents. They regularly liaise with other professionals in education, health and social services. A growing number work as independent or private consultants.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to Education Studies, Education for Everyone?, Observing Education in Action (a placement module), Methods and practice of psychological inquiry, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition

Year 2: A choice of Education modules from the following:
Preparing for Academic Writing and Research in Education, Models of Teaching and Learning, Sociology and Education, Experiential Learning in Educational Settings (a placement module), Diversity and Inclusive Practice with Children and Adults, Student Initiated Module (20 credits), Student Initiated Module (10 credits). Or a module from an agreed subject or the Free Choice Elective catalogue. Psychology modules; Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology

Year 3: Education modules: Compulsory; Dissertation or Double Dissertation. Choose 3 from: Education in Developing Countries, The Education of Vulnerable Children, Policy and practice in Educational Settings, Families, Schools and Society, The professional Role and its Context, Learning Curriculum and Assessment, Reflective Practice in Educational Settings, Student Initiated Module (20 credits), Student Initiated Module (10 credits), Or: a module from an agreed subject or the Free Choice Elective catalogue. Psychology modules; Applying Psychology to the Educational Setting, Student Independent Study

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

The Uni


Course locations:

University of Central Lancashire

Burnley College

Department:

Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

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.

67%
low
Education studies
81%
med
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

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

64%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
68%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
28%
Male students
72%
Female students
99%
2:1 or above
21%
Drop out rate

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

82%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
83%
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?

95%
UK students
5%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
11%
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.

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.

96%
low
Employed or in further education
42%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

48%
Childcare and related personal services
29%
Teaching and educational professionals
11%
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 (non-specific)

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
97%
med
Employed or in further education
77%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Caring personal services
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Natural and social science professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

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.

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£14k

£18k

£18k

£18k

£18k

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.

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.

£15k

£15k

£18k

£18k

£19k

£19k

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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