Education with Psychology BA (Hons)

3 years, starting in September 2018

Explore how young children and adolescents learn and develop. You’ll focus on contemporary society, both globally and in the UK context.

In this course, you’ll study a range of social science content from the disciplines of education, psychology and sociology.

You’ll study the social and developmental contexts of childhood and youth in depth. During the degree, you’ll explore government priorities relating to children’s lives and wellbeing, and the role of education.

In the first year, you’ll study core introductory units in education, psychology and research methods. In your second year, you’ll be able to choose from a diverse range of optional units. You will also study advanced topics in education and psychology.

The final year provides an opportunity to specialise according to your interests. This includes writing a dissertation.

Course structure

This course lasts 3 years. It starts in September 2018 and ends in 2021. Induction week starts on 24 September 2018.

  • Year 1
  • Year 2
  • Year 3

Units

As part of your course, you will take compulsory units covering key concepts. You may also be able to take optional units which assist you in developing your own interests.

You need to take 60 credits in each year of your course (usually split equally into 30 credits for each semester), so the number of optional units you can take depends on the number of compulsory units in each year of the course.

Six credits are the equivalent of at least 120 hours of study, including contact time with staff and independent study.

Compulsory course units

These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Learning and assessment

Learning

  • Lectures
  • Seminars

Assessment

  • Coursework
  • Dissertation
  • Essay
  • Oral assessment
  • Written examination

Contact time with staff

In your first year, you should expect to spend 20% of your time in a lecture or seminar setting and 80% of the time in independent study, including reading, preparation, coursework and revision. Your unit option choices will determine your future contact hours.

Find out more about contact time with staff
“I’ve absolutely loved my time at Bath. It’s allowed me to grow as a person and it’s let me understand where I want to be and given me the tools to get there.”
Joyce Meloni

BA (Hons) Education with Psychology (2014)

Entry requirements

Your application, especially your personal statement, should demonstrate your enthusiasm for your chosen degree. This might include relevant reading or experience working or volunteering with children. When describing your experiences you should reflect on what you have learnt from them, how they have influenced your development or how they are relevant to your future studies. Your experiences and interests are more important than which subjects you have previously studied.

If you are taking A levels, we may be unable to consider an A level in your own language (unless it is English or Welsh). We do not accept A levels in General Studies. If you are taking a GCE A level in a science subject, you will need to pass any separate science practical endorsement.

Qualifications

Select the country where your qualification comes from.

United Kingdom qualifications

Typical offer A level

ABB

ABB in three A level subjects.

Alternative offer A level

BBB

BBB plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Typical offers for other qualifications

International Baccalaureate

35 points overall and 6, 5, 5 in 3 Higher Level subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

Typical offer: Pass the Access to HE Diploma, with at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction and 9 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 9 credits achieved at Distinction in an essay-based subject.

Although we do not specify any particular subjects or units, we expect at least one of your subjects to include academic essay writing as part of the assessment. Social sciences units, such as Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, and Education, provide excellent preparation for this course. You may be asked to submit a piece of written work for consideration as part of the application process.

BTEC

Typical offer: Obtain DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF).

We are able to consider BTEC Level 3 Extended Diplomas (QCF) in a relevant subject area. You may be asked to submit a piece of written work for consideration as part of the application process. We also require you to obtain at least 5 GCSEs at grade C including English, Mathematics and a science subject. If you are studying towards a Cambridge Technical Level 3 Extended Diploma or a new specification BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF), please contact us for guidance.

See the ‘Combinations of qualifications’ section for information about combinations of A level and BTEC qualifications that we can consider.

Cambridge Pre-U typical offer

D3, M1, M1

Cambridge Pre-U alternative offer

M1, M1, M1 plus one of the following:

  • grade A in an EPQ
  • grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate
  • grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives

Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative.

Open University Credits

Typically, we would be looking for you to have studied units worth at least 120 credits, including at least 30 credits at Level 2. We would generally be looking for you to have taken relevant units in essay-based subjects, preferably social sciences such as Education, Psychology or Sociology.

This information is a guide and all students applying with Open University Credits will be considered on a case-by-case basis. We will consider your application carefully and take note of any previous qualifications or relevant work experience. Please contact us to discuss your profile prior to making an application.

Typical offer: Pass units worth 120 credits, including a minimum of a Pass 3 with 65% in a relevant Level 2 unit.

Please note that taking OU credits may be counted as degree-level study by the Student Loans Company and therefore may be counted as previous study and have an impact on your ability to access student loans/grants for the entirety of your chosen degree. We recommend that you discuss this in detail with the SLC before following this progression route to the University of Bath.

Scottish Highers

AB in Advanced Highers plus AABBB in Scottish Highers.

Combinations of qualifications

Your application will be considered individually based on the particular combination of qualifications and subjects that you are taking.

We can consider combinations of accepted qualifications, such as A levels and a BTEC.

  • AB in two A level subjects plus D in the BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF)/National Extended Certificate (RQF) OR the Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma (QCF)/Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate (RQF).
  • A in one A level subject plus DD in the BTEC Diploma (QCF)/National Diploma (RQF).
  • AB in two A level subjects plus M1 in a Pre-U Principal Subject.
  • AB in two A level subjects plus 5 in an IB HL Certificate. While we do not consider the IB Careers Programme for entry, we are able to consider the combinations of components that are typically offered by this route, such as BTEC and IB HL Certificate combinations.
  • ABB in two A level excluding Accounting subjects plus the IFS Diploma in Financial Studies.

We can also consider combinations that are not listed and that do not include A levels. You should read the information about essential and preferred subjects and subject combinations. We cannot consider different qualifications if they are in the same subject area.

Fees and funding

Payment options

You can pay your tuition fees by Direct Debit, debit card, credit card, cheque, bank transfer or cash. You may also be eligible for a student loan to help you pay your fees.

Read more about your payment options

Fees

Your tuition fees and how you pay them will depend on whether you are a Home, EU, Island or Overseas student.

Learn how we decide fee status

Tuition fees

See the most recent fees for undergraduate courses.

Placement fees

Placement fees vary

You will normally pay a reduced tuition fee while on a placement period or studying abroad. Find out more about placement fees and study abroad fees.

Budgeting

You will need to budget at least £100 for the cost of photocopying, printing and binding. You will also need to budget for the cost of text books.

Some courses involve visits away from campus and you may be required to pay some or all of the costs of travel, accommodation and food and drink.

If you’re on a placement, you’re responsible for your own travel, accommodation and living costs. You should also consider the financial implications if you go on an unpaid or overseas placement.

Application information

  • Course title
    Education with Psychology
  • Final award
    BA (Hons)
  • Mode of study
    Full-time
  • Course code
    LX5H
  • Institution code
    B16
  • UK/EU application deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Overseas deadline
    15 January 2018
  • Application eligibility
    UK and Overseas students are eligible to apply

Course enquiries

Undergraduate Selection
admissions@bath.ac.uk
+441225383019

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