Swansea University

Education and Psychology, BSc (Hons)

Swansea University
In Singleton Park

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Typology Bachelor's degree
Location Singleton park (Wales)
Start Different dates available
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Singleton park (Wales)
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    Different dates available

Education is a forward-looking, research-led discipline concerned with policy and practice from a global perspective. It is a rapidly growing area of study that draws on the disciplines of psychology, philosophy, history and the social sciences to focus on understanding how people learn and how structures of education operate to foster life-long learning and personal development.
The Education and Psychology joint honours degree will enable students to specialise in both subjects, developing a range and mix of skills and knowledge which will enhance their future career prospects.
Designed for UK/EU and international students, our BSc (Hons) Education and Psychology course considers:
Education in a wide context, not just within formal primary and secondary school settings, but also Further/Higher Education, social services, local and national government, and education within the community.
The psychological and neuroscientific processes that underpin daily activities, such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language. Students will explore human development across the lifespan, evaluate individual differences in the context of intelligence, personality and education, examine ways to improve health-related behaviour, learn the consequences of brain injury, examine how psychological perspectives can inform educational practice and theory, and explore cutting-edge research in learning and neuroscience. In each year of study, emphasis is placed on using psychological theory and research to understand and address societal issues and real-world problems.
Consequently, with the development of specialist subject knowledge and a unique set of skills, graduates of our BSc (Hons) Education and Psychology programme will be well equipped to challenge contemporary issues at the intersection of psychology and education, including prison education, the education of looked after children, education across the lifespan, special educational needs, and community education.

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Singleton Park
University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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University Of Wales Swansea, SA2 8PP, Swansea, Wales
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· Requirements

Entry Requirements A-Levels/Welsh Baccalaureate*: ABB – BBB - For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be BBB Access Diploma: 24 Distinctions and 15 Merits BTEC: DDM Irish Leaving Certificate: 360-375 points International Baccalaureate: 32-33 points *We welcome applications from Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma students. Requirements are as for A-levels where you can substitute the same non-subject specific grade for the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Level Core Grade. ales...

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Education Psychology

Course programme


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Year 1 (Level 4)

FHEQ 4 Degree / HECertCompulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameEDN100Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Contemporary Education, Problems and IssuesEDN101Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Introduction to Learning and TeachingEDN102Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Education Across the LifespanPSA111Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Cognition I: Basic ProcessesPSA112Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Social & Developmental PsychologyPSA113Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Biological PsychologyPSA114Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Individual and Abnormal PsychologyPSA117Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Statistics and Research Methods for Joint Honours

Year 2 (Level 5)

FHEQ 5 Degree / HEDip

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NamePSY211Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Cognition II: Higher Level ProcessesPSY213Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Brain and BehaviourPSY237Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Research and Experimental Methods I

Optional Modules

Optional Education

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select three of the following optional Education modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceALE200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Teaching English as a Foreign Language: Theory and PracticeEDN201Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Child DevelopmentEDN202Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Protecting and Promoting Wellbeing in EducationEDN203Academic Year20Additional Learning NeedsEDN204Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Education Policy and PoliticsEDN205Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Enhancing Employability Through Work ExperiencePME200Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)20Enhancing Learning with Digital TechnologiesPME201Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Research Methods in Education

Year 3 (Level 6)

FHEQ 6 Degree / Honours

Students choose 120 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NamePSY302Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Development Across the LifespanPSY324Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10From Individuals to SocietyPSY325Semester 1 and Semester 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)20Independent Research Project - Joint Honours

Optional Modules

Optional Education Year 3

Choose Exactly 60 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are required to select three of the following optional Education modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidanceALE308Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)20Issues in current ELTEDN301Academic Year20Employability Decision Making and Work ExperienceYou have not taken the required Pre Requisite modules for this selectionEDN302Academic Year20Educational NeuroscienceEDN303Academic Year20Childhood StudiesEDN304Academic Year20Leading and Managing in EducationEDN305Academic Year20Difference and Diversity in EducationEDN307Academic Year20Dissertation in EducationPME300Academic Year20Educational Practice in a Digital Age


Optional Psychology - Year 3

Choose Exactly 20 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Students are also required to select 20 credits of the following optional Psychology modules.

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidancePSY301Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Management of sleep disorders using psychological techniquesPSY303Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Neuroimaging & CognitionPSY306Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Face Perception and Social Cognitive NeurosciencePSY307Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Psychosocial factors in chronic diseasePSY310Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Understanding Post-Traumatic StressPSY316Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Cognition and EducationPSY317Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Positive PsychologyPSY320Stage 1 (Sep-Mar Professional Development)20DissertationPSY342Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Applied Behaviour AnalysisPSY343Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Cognitive NeuropsychologyPSY345Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Contemporary Issues in Eating Behaviour ResearchPSY347Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Evolution and Human BehaviourPSY348Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Forensic Developmental PsychopathologyPSY349Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10The Infant BrainPSY350Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Investigative PsychologyPSY351Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Nutrition and BehaviourPSY352Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Personality and Sexual DisordersPSY353Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Philosophy of PsychologyPSY354Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Behaviour Change: Health, Organisations and AdvertisingPSY355Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10Psychopathology: Anxiety DisordersPSY357Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Sleep and DreamingPSY358Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Psychology of Sport and ExercisePSY359Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Understanding and Managing Criminal BehaviourPSY360Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)10Work PsychologyPSY362Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)10The Ageing Brain

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