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2019/20 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc Psychology with Education

Programme code:BS-ED/PSYEDUCAS code:C812
Duration:3 Years Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Dr Judith Hebron Contact address:J.Hebron@leeds.ac.uk

Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

A-level: AAB in one or more of: psychology, geography, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, geology, economics, statistics, environmental science or computing.

A-levels in critical thinking, citizenship studies and general studies do not typically form part of our offer but we welcome them as a fourth A-level. The Extended Project is welcomed but is not included as part of our offer. We do not accept any vocational qualifications. We do not accept Applied A-levels with the exception of applied science. We accept only one performance based A-level (eg photography, drama, art/design, music, media studies or PE)

GCSE: English language at grade C (4) and mathematics at grade B (6) + one of the following at grade B (6): physics, biology and chemistry, science or additional science. We also accept GCSEDA science (dual award) at grades BC (6 4)

Access to HE: 60 credits, including 45 credits at level 3, 30 of which must be at distinction and 15 credits at merit level plus GCSE Maths and Science at grade B (6) and English Language at grade C (4).

BTEC: We accept science-based BTEC qualifications (with Distinctions), alongside non-performance/arts based A-levels.

Cambridge Pre-U: D3D3 M1 to include at least one of the following at D3 psychology, geography, mathematics, chemistry, biology, physics, geology, economics, statistics, environmental science or computing

IB: 35 points overall, with no less than 5 awarded in any one subject. You must study a science at higher level and achieve grade 6 or above.

Irish Highers (Leaving Certificate): AAAAAB to include maths and science

Scottish Highers/Advanced Highers: AAAAB, including maths and science, in Advanced Highers. In some circumstances we would consider a mixture of Highers and Advanced Highers.

Foundation year: Science based with overall score of 75% (or equiv of AAB)

IELTS: 7.0

A satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure from the Disclosure and Barring Service (or, for candidates from overseas, the equivalent level of clearance).

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Education

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Education

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Education Studies QAA Subject Benchmark Statement:
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance/publication?PubID=2916#.WYwuLk2ouUk

Psychology QAA Subject Benchmark Statement:
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance/publication?PubID=3119#.WWe1Of6ouUk

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

British Psychological Society

Programme specification:

Psychology has never been so important in terms of influence on educational policy and practice. This is evident in recent international research agendas into evidence based intervention and applications of neuroscience to education. The nexus between Psychology and Education represents an exciting and cutting edge field of study with diverse theoretical and methodological approaches. As research active academics who regularly collaborate across disciplines we are exceptionally well placed to deliver a research informed student experience.

This dynamic programme will give you in depth coverage of all key areas of Psychology and opportunities to apply this to current issues and debates in Education. You will explore the ways in which psychology and education are conceptualised and integrated in different learning contexts. You will consider how the disciplines combined can be applied to real life scenarios and to inform decision making at multiple levels within society. You will be able to select optional modules from both Psychology and Education to extend your knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.

At level 3, you will undertake a placement in a school or a service allied to education which will enable you to understand the relationship between theory and practice and to use insights from Psychology in an educational setting. You will have the opportunity to study abroad or to spend a year working in an appropriate professional setting and to reflect on those experiences. The programme uses a wide variety of teaching methods and assessment techniques to encourage the development of a broad range of analytical and communication skills. It will provide you with a base from which to pursue a career in Education and/or Psychology or in allied fields or to pursue further study at postgraduate level.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

EDUC1015Introduction to Study in Education5 creditsSemester 1
EDUC1211Psychological approaches to Education20 creditsSemester 1
PSYC1036Research Skills 120 creditsSemester 1
PSYC1037Research Skills 220 creditsSemester 2
PSYC1604Social Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC1605Biological Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC1607Cognitive Psychology10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC1608Perception10 creditsSemester 2

Optional modules:

You are required to study and pass 20 credits from the following list of optional modules:

EDUC1208Play and Learning20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC1212Learning about learning: Processes, complexities and theoretical perspectives20 creditsSemester 2
EDUC1213Contemporary Issues and Debates in Education - Level 120 creditsSemester 2


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

EDUC2108Managing Classroom Behaviour10 creditsSemester 2
EDUC2401Inclusive Education20 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2504Advanced Social Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2510Advanced Developmental Psychology10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2521Individual Differences10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2522Research Skills 315 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2523Research Skills 415 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2553Memory and Language10 creditsSemester 1

Optional modules:

You are required to study and pass 20 credits (10 in each semester) from the following list of optional modules:

PSYC2503Psychological Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2518Cognitive Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2519Behavioural Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2554Perception, Action and Cognition10 creditsSemester 1


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

EDUC3807Students Into Education 220 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
PSYC3520Major Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2

Optional modules:

Students are required to study and pass 20 credits that were not taken at level 2 (10 in each semester) from the following list of optional modules:

PSYC2503Psychological Disorders10 creditsSemester 1
PSYC2518Cognitive Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2
PSYC2519Behavioural Neuroscience10 creditsSemester 2

Students are required to study and pass 30 credits from the following list of optional modules:

PSYC3505The Spatial World15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3507Applied Psychology: Critical Issues15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3510Reasoning and Decision Making15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3511Drug Addiction15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3514Occupational Health Psychology15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3517Approaches to Nutrition and Behaviour15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3528One Brain, Two Hemispheres15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3536Applications of Learning Theory to Psychological Disorders15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3538Development of Language and Literacy15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3539Cognition and Emotion15 creditsSemester 1
PSYC3540Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Psychology15 creditsSemester 2
PSYC3544Applied Social Psychology15 creditsSemester 1

Students are required to study and pass 20 credits from the following list of optional modules:

EDUC3042Supporting Learning in Children with Additional Needs20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3043Growing up in the Digital Age20 creditsSemester 1
EDUC3060Mathematics Education10 creditsSemester 2, Semester 1
EDUC3808Understanding and Communicating Science10 creditsSemester 2
EDUC3809Assessing Children's Learning10 creditsSemester 1

Last updated: 30/04/2019

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