Psychology and Education Studies Joint Honours BA/BSc (Hons)

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Duration
Location
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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 25/09/2018

Our Joint Honours course will help you develop your understanding and analysis of human behavior thoughts and emotions. Your learning of the human emotions will be supported with the other side of the course upon the content of how children and adults learn with the key issues surround policies and debates in education today.

You will have the opportunity to develop employability skills through volunteering, events, workshops, research placements and research in educational settings as well as through the development of transferable thinking skills such as the ability to critically analyse issues and situations.

Course

Highlights

  • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
  • Progression courses available.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Opportunities Abroad

There are opportunities for international study visits as part of the curriculum enrichment within Education Studies.

Course Details

Joint Honours in Education Studies and Psychology can set you on a range of career paths including educational psychology, physical and mental health, clinical psychology, teaching and research.  Students who want a career in psychology must major in Psychology and ensure that they take sufficient psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Students wanting to teach psychology in secondary schools or colleges must major in psychology in order to demonstrate subject knowledge.

Read more…

Open Days

See for yourself

Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

Careers

Career Opportunities

If you are considering teaching Psychology in secondary schools should major in Psychology to show relevant specialist subject knowledge. If you who want to teach in primary schools do not have such restrictions. if you major in Psychology can, after obtaining postgraduate qualifications, gain ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist.

This combination can set you on several career paths including education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

Contacts

Course enquiries
study@northampton.ac.uk

Application status enquiries
admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

Current student enquiries
SID@northampton.ac.uk

International student enquiries
international@northampton.ac.uk

Enquire online
Online enquiry form

Applying for 2019
Facebook Applicant Group

Office hours:
Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

Phone Call

0300 303 2772
+44 (0)1604 892134
+44 (0)1604 892546

Entry Requirements

A typical offer would be a BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC.

For more information on how to apply as a Home or EU student please visit our How to Apply page.

English Language Requirements

All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

  • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
    for study at undergraduate level.

For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

Course Content

  • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1003
    Core Module Y
  • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1006
    Core Module Y
  • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1012
    Core Module Y
  • Recent and Contemporary Education Issues (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1003
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1030
    Core Module Y
  • Introduction to Education Studies B (10 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1031
    Core Module Y
  • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1019
    Core Module Y

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

There are several features within both subject areas of this Joint Honours course which can put theory into practice to cement theoretical learning from lecture and seminar settings. You can derive benefits from:

  • opportunities for educational visits
  • study trips to Europe
  • a flexible learning pathway
  • an exciting range of modules

Postgraduate Opportunities

Further your study

Our postgraduate courses are a great way to enhance the skills you have already learnt. Benefit from our 20% alumni discount on postgraduate fees to give you a CV that will catch the eye of employers.

Counselling MSc

Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) MSc

Counselling Children and Young People MSc

Fees & Funding

Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

Full Time: £9,250
Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

Scholarships

EU Undergraduate Scholarship

This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

Sir Thomas White Scholarship

The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

TD Lewis Scholarship

The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

The Chancellor's Fund

The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

Wilson Endowment Scholarship

The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

Joint Honours Study

If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

  • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
  • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
  • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
  • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

Click here for further information on Joints Honours.


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Updated 25/09/2018

  • Our Joint Honours course will help you develop your understanding and analysis of human behavior thoughts and emotions. Your learning of the human emotions will be supported with the other side of the course upon the content of how children and adults learn with the key issues surround policies and debates in education today.

    You will have the opportunity to develop employability skills through volunteering, events, workshops, research placements and research in educational settings as well as through the development of transferable thinking skills such as the ability to critically analyse issues and situations.

    Course

    Highlights

    • Flexible module choices to tailor your degree to your needs.
    • Progression courses available.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • Joint Honours in Education Studies and Psychology can set you on a range of career paths including educational psychology, physical and mental health, clinical psychology, teaching and research.  Students who want a career in psychology must major in Psychology and ensure that they take sufficient psychology modules to meet the requirements of British Psychological Society (BPS) Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). Students wanting to teach psychology in secondary schools or colleges must major in psychology in order to demonstrate subject knowledge.

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Opportunities Abroad

    There are opportunities for international study visits as part of the curriculum enrichment within Education Studies.

    • See for yourself

      Our Open Days offer you a fantastic opportunity to get a real taste of university life at Northampton and discover how studying here will be a life-changing experience.

      Each Open Day has a packed programme of subjects talks, advice sessions and activities designed to give you all the information you need about studying at The University of Northampton.

      To find out more about the day, please feel free to have a look at our Open Day Guide.

    • Career Opportunities

      If you are considering teaching Psychology in secondary schools should major in Psychology to show relevant specialist subject knowledge. If you who want to teach in primary schools do not have such restrictions. if you major in Psychology can, after obtaining postgraduate qualifications, gain ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, occupational, health or forensic psychologist.

      This combination can set you on several career paths including education, the health service, the police force, human resources management, marketing, the civil service, broadcasting, social work and many other professions.

  • A typical offer would be a BBC at A Level or DDM at BTEC.

    For more information on how to apply as a Home or EU student please visit our How to Apply page.

    English Language Requirements

    All International and EU students applying for a course with us must meet the following minimum English language requirements:

    • Minimum standard – IELTS 6.0 (or equivalent)
      for study at undergraduate level.

    For information regarding English language requirements at the University, please see our IELTS page.

    Contacts

    Course enquiries
    study@northampton.ac.uk

    Application status enquiries
    admissions2019@northampton.ac.uk

    Current student enquiries
    SID@northampton.ac.uk

    International student enquiries
    international@northampton.ac.uk

    Enquire online
    Online enquiry form

    Applying for 2019
    Facebook Applicant Group

    Office hours:
    Mon – Thu: 9am – 5pm
    Fri: 9am – 4.30pm

    Phone Call

    0300 303 2772

    +44 (0)1604 892134

    +44 (0)1604 892546

    • Introduction to Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1003
      Core Module Y
    • Becoming a Psychologist (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1006
      Core Module Y
    • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1012
      Core Module Y
    • Recent and Contemporary Education Issues (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1003
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies Part A (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1030
      Core Module Y
    • Introduction to Education Studies B (10 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1031
      Core Module Y
    • Education in a Global Context (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1019
      Core Module Y
  • Fees quoted relate to study in the Academic Year 18/19 only and may be subject to inflationary increases in future years.

    Full Time: £9,250
    Part Time: £1,350 per 20 credit module

    Scholarships

    EU Undergraduate Scholarship

    This scholarship is open to applicants from the European Union who have achieved excellent grades in their high school qualifications. We have 50 scholarships to…

    Sir Thomas White Scholarship

    The Sir Thomas White scholarship will support and acknowledge an academically gifted student, with the proviso that the selection panel is confident that there is…

    TD Lewis Scholarship

    The T D Lewis Scholarship provides both undergraduate and postgraduate students with financial awards of up to £1,500.  This scholarship is awarded on educational excellence…

    The Chancellor's Fund

    The Chancellor’s Fund is a bi-annual fund providing students with awards of between £100 and £1,000. You must be a current student to apply. The…

    Wilson Endowment Scholarship

    The Wilson Endowment Scholarship provides a £1,500 scholarship to undergraduate students from the Northamptonshire area. The endowed scholarship was donated in memory of Mr Lynn Wilson,…

  • If you choose to study a Joint Honours degree at the University of Northampton you can select a programme that suits your interests and strengths. This option opens up a host of possibilities to you, offering a wide range of opportunities for careers and further study at your fingertips. In the Joint Honours programme, you will select two subjects as joint for stage one. You may continue with equal emphasis on two subjects as a joint degree in stages two and three, or switch to a major or minor split. The degree title is derived from the two subjects.

    With a Joint Honours degree you can ensure that your programme has:

    • Breadth: you are not focused on a single specialism, but are able to study across two disciplines
    • Flexibility: you can adjust the balance of your programme depending on the interests and skills you develop during your time with us
    • Embedded skills: you will have all the graduate level skills that employers are looking for
    • Student support: your own personal tutor will work with you as you learn and progress.

    Click here for further information on Joints Honours.

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour