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University of Winchester

Psychology & Child Development

UCAS Code: C891

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

Entry requirements


We welcome applications from students who are completing an Access to Higher Education Diploma. We normally look for applicants to have studied a course that is in a similar subject and offers are usually made in line with our published tariff point range.

UCAS Tariff

112-120

A GCSE A*-C or 9-4 pass in English Language and Mathematics is required.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Child psychology

- Benefit from dedicated laboratories and computer rooms where you can learn a variety of psychological research methods

- Develop your special interest in child development, while studying other major areas of psychology

- Gain hands-on experience of experiments, observation, interviews, questionnaires and psychometric tests in small group projects

- Study in a supportive environment with your own personal tutor, plus one-to-one supervision for your extended project

- Use our excellent links with relevant organisations in the local area to find a volunteering placement in your third year

- Learn from experienced academics who are experts in diverse fields including childhood, health and wellbeing and investigative psychology

- Our campus is friendly and compact with a community feel, offering first-class, sustainable facilities for learning and teaching.

Are you intrigued by the many facets of human experience and behaviour? Do you wish to discover more about psychology and understand how different children develop? On our Psychology and Child Development course you can debate, participate in, and conduct research in these complementary subjects as part of a rewarding learning experience.

The programme has a strong focus on research methods culminating, under expert supervision, in an extended independent research project on a child development topic. This allows you to engage with the latest research findings and psychological theories and gives you a chance to make a significant contribution to the vibrant research culture at Winchester.

In Year 1, you examine different approaches within psychology – personality and individual differences, social, developmental, cognitive and biological – illustrating how they lead to distinct perspectives on key research questions, and to the methods psychologists use to answer these questions. You also develop skills in essay writing, reading journal articles, structuring arguments and using IT within psychology. Core modules include Psychology in Contemporary Society and Foundations in Psychology.

In Year 2, you examine the above approaches in more depth and continue your study of different research methods, exercising greater independence in your practical work. In particular, students further develop their skills in critical thinking, research and presentations. You also learn more about child development by studying Developmental Psychology.

The first two years lay the foundations for more specialised study in Year 3, where you choose an area to research in greater depth. Core modules include Advanced Issues in Developmental Psychology and Topics in Educational Psychology, while optional modules may include Advanced Statistics and Applied Statistics, Health Psychology and Cognitive Neuroscience.

Due to the wide range of skills, and the rigour with which they are taught, training in psychology is widely accepted as providing an excellent preparation for many careers. In addition to subject knowledge, you also develop skills in communication, numeracy, analysis, teamwork, critical thinking and independent learning — all of which are highly valued by employers.

On graduation, successful careers await you in education, health and social care, marketing, business, management, human resources and other fields. Roles such as psychological wellbeing practitioner and assistant psychologist are open to graduates and are an excellent way to gain experience before taking the next step towards a career as a psychologist.

Those wishing to pursue professional careers in psychology need to undertake further study and training to gain professional recognition as a Chartered Psychologist. Graduates will be eligible to apply for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) status, which is an entry requirement for accredited postgraduate training courses in psychology.

Modules

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Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Winchester

Department:

Department of 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.

77%
med
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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

85%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
80%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
73%
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

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
92%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
65%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
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.

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.

£16,900
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Childcare and related personal services
15%
Caring personal services
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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.

Child 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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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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