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Psychology and Education Practice

BSc (Single Honours)

Start date:

September 2024

You'll need:

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

UCAS Codes:

C8X1

C8X9 (if choosing Foundation Year)

A career focused psychology degree, ideal if you want to work in education. With hands-on placements in a range of settings, alongside core psychology modules, you’ll study a degree that will set the foundation for your future.

Did you know?

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

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This course offers all students the option of a one-year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further. If you choose this route, you will take the placement following year two of your course, and then return to complete your degree.

Why take a placement?

A placement year is the perfect opportunity to gain valuable work experience, to build on the career skills we will teach you on this degree. The connections you make on the placement will improve your career prospects further, and equip you with the skills you need to secure graduate-level employment.

How we support you

The University's Placement and Work Experience Team are experts at helping you to secure a placement. They will work closely with you from the start, helping you research potential employers, discover placement opportunities, create and pitch your CV, and will coach you to perform well in interviews. We aren't able to guarantee a placement, but our sector-leading advisors will give you the best possible chance of securing one.

Find out more about how we'll support you

We understand that your plans might change once you start your programme. If you decide not to do a placement, you will have the option of completing the three year version of your programme.

Whatever your choice, you will have access to many opportunities for work experience through our Placement and Work Experience Team, and access to face-to-face and 24/7 online careers support.

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Skills

Inspired by the fact that around 30% of our psychology graduates go on to work in education, this degree combines both disciplines giving you the foundation for your future career.

You'll graduate with skills in:

  • Applying psychological principles to educational practices, to benefit the way we teach and support children.
  • Enhanced communication and interpersonal skills, so you can work with students, educators, and stakeholders.
  • Strong research and data analytics skills for evidence-based decision-making in education settings.

You'll graduate prepared to excel in a range of careers, including education, research, policy, and psychology-related fields.

You'll study in a supportive and inspiring environment. You’ll learn core and contemporary subjects within psychology and explore inclusive and holistic approaches to teaching and learning.

In your final year the two disciplines merge as you embark on an education career pathway that focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders and educational psychology.

Our degree is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society. This means if you graduate with at least a 2:2 you’ll be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the BPS – an essential first step if you want to go on to become a Charted Psychologist. It also means our teaching is of the highest standard, and you’ll receive excellent levels of support within our School.

Learning

You’ll learn across a mixture of lectures and small group seminars.

At least 50% of your teaching will be in seminars, lab classes or workshops, giving you tailored teaching and contact time with your lecturers.

You’ll be learning from our enthusiastic and supportive academic tutors, who are also practitioners and involved in the latest research. You will also have the opportunity to become a Mental Health England First-Aider, or train and develop skills in mental health first aid, further expanding your professional development.

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Dr Michelle Jayman

I am a chartered psychologist and Programme Convener for BSc Psychology and Education Practice. I am a founding member and convenor of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) mental health, wellbeing and education special interest group and a champion for the British Psychological Society (BPS) Education Section. My main research interests include children’s and young people’s mental health and wellbeing, programmes and interventions to support socio-emotional wellbeing and improve learner outcomes, and the relationship between technology and wellbeing. 

Dr Paul Dickerson

I’m Paul Dickerson, I’m a Principal Teaching Fellow and I started at Roehampton way back in 1991! Even though I have been at the University for nearly 30 years each year still feels fresh. I teach across multiple modules and programmes with a particular interest in qualitative research and social psychology and I want to enthuse everyone about this amazing subject. I love sharing my passion for psychology in all of my teaching and writing and – but don’t tell anyone – I do sometimes share a song I have written for the students that I teach. I have a particular interest in helping you to reach your full potential and I run weekly lunchtime sessions to help with this – use this link https://study.sagepub.com/psychologybrilliantessays to find out about the sorts of things covered. I hope that I will have the opportunity to help you enjoy this wonderful subject as much as I have.

Dr Maria Gudbrandsen

Maria has a BSc in Psychology from the University of Roehampton, as well as MSc in Psychiatric Research, and a PhD in Clinical Neuroscience from the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (KCL).

Maria is Head of Year 1 for BSc Psychology, and teach across all the BSc Psychology programmes in topics of developmental psychology, neurodevelopmental disorders, and some educational and clinical psychology. She also contributes to to the MSc Applied Cognitive Neuroscience, with a specialty in structural MRI and analysis.

Maria is also conducting her own research at the university, primarily in 22q11.2 deletions syndrome, autism and mental health.

Dr Marco Sandrini

Dr Marco Sandrini

Hi, I am Marco! I have been at Roehampton since 2015. I graduated in Experimental Psychology at the University of Padua (Italy). I then obtained a PhD in Neuroscience at the University of Verona (Italy) and undertook a two-year post-doctoral fellowship at the Centre for Mind/Brain Sciences (University of Trento, Italy) and spent five-years as a research fellow at the National Institutes of Health (USA), the largest biomedical research agency in the world.

The focus of my research is interventions to enhance memory in aging and reduce the frequency of intrusive memories of trauma using the combination of neuroimaging and non-invasive brain stimulation.

I am primarily involved in the teaching of research methods and statistics and cognitive neuroscience. I am the module convenor for the second year undergraduate module “Psychological Research: Design, Analysis and Impact” and “Use of Cognitive Neuroscience Techniques” for the master in Applied Cognitive Neuroscience

Assessment

Your assessments will reflect the professional world you will graduate into.

There are very few formal exams or essays. Instead, you’ll be working on team projects, portfolios, case studies and more. This will give you the practical experience of applying psychology to allow you to develop professional skills to excel in your career.

Between Years 2 and 3, you can also opt for a professional placement year, meaning you have the opportunity to apply for a placement and gain valuable real-world experience.

Careers

Graduate with an expert skillset for the psychology and education sectors.

You’ll be ready to apply for further training routes, including:

  • Educational Psychology
  • PGCE leading to Qualified Teacher Status
  • Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification.

You will also be ready for a career in mental health and wellbeing, research, communications and policy.

Open days

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Full-time UK undergraduate students apply through UCAS.

Entry tariff

112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 64 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Specific entry requirements

GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade 4/C.

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for UK students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

International undergraduate students apply through our direct application system.

Specific entry requirements

GCSE requirement: Maths, Grade 4/C (or equivalent).

September 2024 entry tuition fees

Year one fees

EU and International: £15,750
Placement year: £998

We offer a wide range of scholarships and bursaries. See our 2024 financial support pages for international students.

We also provide other ways to support the cost of living, including free buses and on-campus car parking, hardship support and some of the most affordable student accommodation and catering in London. Find out more about how we can support you.

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