Psychology (Developmental and Educational) BSc (Hons)

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Duration
3 Years
Location
Waterside
Start Date
September

Overview Updated 18/10/2018

Our Developmental and Educational Psychology course is a specialist psychology programme that allows you to focus on human development and educational issues alongside a general psychology pathway. This course provides you with useful knowledge and experience if you intend to pursue a career areas in and outside psychology, such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and research.

British Psychological Society accredited logo

Course

Highlights

  • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Progression courses available.
  • Dedicated laboratories and computer suits for Psychology students.

HP Laptop and software included with this course.

Additional

Information

Partnerships and Accreditiation

This course is British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited*, giving you the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership. You will develop your employability skills through volunteering opportunities, events, workshops, research projects and work-based learning.

*Please note that this accreditation depends on achieving a minimum of 2:2 degree classification and is applicable to undergraduate single honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

Course Details

This course offers you:

  • a flexible psychology degree offering specialist coverage of educational and developmental psychology
  • built-in opportunities for work-based experience
  • an accreditation from the British Psychological Society – the first step to a career as a psychologist
  • excellent student support and accessible staff
  • blended teaching approaches and assessment methods

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

Education Career Opportunities

The nature of this subject combination will mean that you develop a wide range of both generic and specific skills that are valued by graduate employers. You will be adaptable and your communication and analytical skills will be developed through the course modules. If you are wishing to pursue a career in teaching, educational psychology, research, child psychology, counselling, clinical psychology or child and adolescent mental health then this course is ideal for you. If you change your mind about your career choice you will still be able to access the full range of careers available to those studying a general psychology course.

Careers

Health Career Opportunities

Psychology is applied to many professional contexts. Upon completion of this course, you can progress to postgraduate training to obtain British Psychological Society (BPS) ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, or health psychologist. You could choose to pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. It is widely acknowledged by employers that psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Our graduates are employed in 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 BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course. You will not need to have previously studied Psychology, although that will be considered an advantage.

If you would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

If you are an International student and would like more information on making an application, 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 in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1001
    Core Module Y
  • Investigating Developmental Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1008
    Core Module Y
  • Positive Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1011
    Core Module N
  • Recent and Contemporary Issues in Education (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: EDU1003
    Core Module N
  • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
    Module code: PSY1012
    Core Module N

Course Stats

Facilities &

Special Features

We have a proven track record in the teaching of undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in the areas of developmental and educational psychology, including an MSc course in Child and Adolescent Mental Health.

Our Psychology division has dedicated research laboratories and computer suites for you to use to conduct your research. This includes a psychophysiology laboratory, sound-attenuated perception laboratory, observation laboratory with video control room, and individual experimental cubicles. There are three specialist psychology technicians who can provide support for you in your practical work.

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

Education MA

Case Study

Case Study What Our Students Say

Alexandra Townsend – BSc Developmental and Educational Psychology student.

“I chose the University of Northampton as it was one of the few universities that offered this specific Developmental and Educational Psychology programme. It also gave me a chance to move away from my hometown and give me a taste of independence.”

Research

We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

Business and Enterprise

We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

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

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

International: £12,000

Scholarships

EU and International Scholarships

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,…

Student Stories: James Crosby


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Updated 18/10/2018

  • Our Developmental and Educational Psychology course is a specialist psychology programme that allows you to focus on human development and educational issues alongside a general psychology pathway. This course provides you with useful knowledge and experience if you intend to pursue a career areas in and outside psychology, such as educational psychology, clinical psychology, teaching and research.

    British Psychological Society accredited logo

    Course

    Highlights

    • Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
    • Progression courses available.
    • Dedicated laboratories and computer suits for Psychology students.

    HP Laptop and software included with this course.

  • This course offers you:

    • a flexible psychology degree offering specialist coverage of educational and developmental psychology
    • built-in opportunities for work-based experience
    • an accreditation from the British Psychological Society – the first step to a career as a psychologist
    • excellent student support and accessible staff
    • blended teaching approaches and assessment methods

    Read more…

    Additional

    Information

    Partnerships and Accreditiation

    This course is British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited*, giving you the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered (GBC) Membership. You will develop your employability skills through volunteering opportunities, events, workshops, research projects and work-based learning.

    *Please note that this accreditation depends on achieving a minimum of 2:2 degree classification and is applicable to undergraduate single honours Psychology degrees and Joint Honours degrees where Psychology is the major subject.

    • 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.

    • Education Career Opportunities

      The nature of this subject combination will mean that you develop a wide range of both generic and specific skills that are valued by graduate employers. You will be adaptable and your communication and analytical skills will be developed through the course modules. If you are wishing to pursue a career in teaching, educational psychology, research, child psychology, counselling, clinical psychology or child and adolescent mental health then this course is ideal for you. If you change your mind about your career choice you will still be able to access the full range of careers available to those studying a general psychology course.

    • Health Career Opportunities

      Psychology is applied to many professional contexts. Upon completion of this course, you can progress to postgraduate training to obtain British Psychological Society (BPS) ‘chartered’ status as a counselling, clinical, educational, or health psychologist. You could choose to pursue a career as an academic psychologist, conducting research and teaching in higher education. It is widely acknowledged by employers that psychology degrees provide an excellent grounding for a diverse range of non-psychological careers. Our graduates are employed in 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 BCC at A Level or DMM at BTEC. In addition, you will be expected to have achieved GCSE Mathematics at grade C/4 or above. Equivalences are not accepted, apart from Access applicants who must take 12 credits of Maths Level 2 or 9 credits of Maths Level 3 as part of their Access course. You will not need to have previously studied Psychology, although that will be considered an advantage.

    If you would like more information on how to make an application, please visit our How to Apply page.

    If you are an International student and would like more information on making an application, 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 in Practice (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1001
      Core Module Y
    • Investigating Developmental Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1008
      Core Module Y
    • Positive Psychology (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1011
      Core Module N
    • Recent and Contemporary Issues in Education (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: EDU1003
      Core Module N
    • Psychology for Life (20 Credits) Credits)
      Module code: PSY1012
      Core Module N
    • 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

      Education MA

    • Case Study What Our Students Say

      Alexandra Townsend – BSc Developmental and Educational Psychology student.

      “I chose the University of Northampton as it was one of the few universities that offered this specific Developmental and Educational Psychology programme. It also gave me a chance to move away from my hometown and give me a taste of independence.”

    • We are committed to delivering outstanding research that makes a difference to society. Our Research Institutes and Centres work closely with external partner organisations, locally, nationally and internationally. We produce internationally renowned and relevant research and disseminate knowledge on an international scale.

      Visit our Research Hub page for more information.

    • We are committed to supporting and encouraging business growth and we are involved in a variety of initiatives which seek to benefit the wider community as well as students and staff of the University.

      Discover what businesses we work with and what opportunities may be available to you on our Business and Enterprise pages.

  • 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

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

    International: £12,000

    Scholarships

    EU and International Scholarships

    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,…

*Course data provided by Unistats

Waterside

Our brand new £330 million campus.

Now Open

Discover the campus

360° Tour