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Psychology with Education Studies BSc (Hons)

A well-respected and widely sought-after degree, studying Psychology equips you with skills in critical thinking and communication as well as scientific research methods, data analysis and data presentation skills.

Overview



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This broad range of transferable skills make Psychology graduates an attractive prospect for graduate employers. A psychology degree can open up diverse career options in areas such as research, healthcare, social work, marketing, the police services, teaching and human resources. On completion of the course you will also be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS); your first step to becoming a chartered psychologist. During this course you will combine the study of psychology with study of the practice and history of education and contemporary issues within education.

Reasons to study Psychology with Education Studies at De Montfort University:

  • 98% graduate employability
    students are in work or study within six months of graduating (DLHE 2013/14)

  • Psychology at DMU in UK Top 5 for student experience
    according to the Times and Sunday Times University League Tables, 2016 

  • 90% student satisfaction
    with the teaching of the course (National Student Survey 2015)

  • £12 million investment 
    with dedicated psychology spaces for teaching and student research

  • Taught by expert staff  
    across the two complementary disciplines of Psychology and Education Studies

  • Award winning research excellence
    Psychology academic awarded the British Psychological Society’s highest honour for significant contribution to Psychology

  • DMU Frontrunners and DMU Graduate Champions schemes
    CV-enhancing opportunities for paid internships during and after your studies

  • #DMUglobal international experience initiative
    Psychology students have had the opportunity visit France, Russia and Taiwan

Our psychology degree gives you an understanding of theories and research regarding the scientific study of mind and behaviour. You will also receive research methods training and be supported to undertake your own original Psychology research project in the final year of your studies. 

Scholarships:

At DMU, we are committed to helping our graduates enhance their careers and personal development through further study. We are proud to currently offer a scholarship for this course.

Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship
Up to £6,000 worth of support available to full-time UK and EU undergraduate and postgraduate students, starting in September 2016. For more information visit our Vice-Chancellor's Sports Scholarship page.


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  • UK/EU
  • International

Key facts for UK/EU students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: C8X3

Duration: Three years full-time, six years part-time

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: £9,000

Our dedicated #DMUglobal High Flyers Award offers ambitious students a discount of up to £1,000 towards a #DMUglobal opportunity (terms and conditions apply).

Find out more about course fees and available funding.

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

Contact us: For more information complete our online enquiry form or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

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Key facts for international students

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: C8X3

Duration: Three years full-time

Location of study: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: £12,250 

Additional costs: Here at DMU we provide excellent learning resources, including the Kimberlin Library and specialist workshops and studios. However, you should be aware that sometimes you may incur additional costs for this programme.

How to apply: International students can apply to study at DMU directly using our online portal or by submitting a direct application form.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information or call us on +44 (0)116 2 50 60 70.

 

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Entry criteria

GCSEs

  • Five GCSEs at grade C or above including English

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • A minimum of 320 points from at least two A levels with one of those subjects at grade B or above

BTEC

  • BTEC National Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Extended Diploma - Distinction/Distinction/Merit

International Baccalaureate : 30+

Access course (started before September 2014)

Pass. English GCSE equivalency of 12 level two credits required.

Access to HE Diploma (started from September 2014)

Pass in QAA Accredited AHE course with at least 30 level 3 credits at Merit, and GCSE Maths and English (Language or Literature) or recognised equivalent. 

Interview: No

Work experience: No

Personal statement selection criteria

  • Clear communication skills, including good grammar and spelling
  • Information relevant to the course applied for
  • Interest in the course demonstrated with explanation and evidence

English language requirements:

If English is not your first language an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent when you start the course is essential. English language tuition, delivered by our British Council accredited Centre for English Language Learning (CELL), is available both before and during the course.

Please visit dmu.ac.uk/international for more information.

UCAS Tariff changes

Students applying for courses starting in September 2017 will be made offers based on a new UCAS Tariff. Find out more.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Academic expertise and accreditations

 

 

First Year

  • Introductory Research Methods in Psychology
  • Core Areas of Psychology
  • Historical Perspectives in Psychology
  • Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education 

Second Year

  • Further Research Methods for Psychologists
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Personality and Intelligence
  • Social Psychology
  • Contemporary Cultural Perspectives on Education  

Third Year

  •  Psychology Project
  • Conceptual Issues and Critical Debates in Psychology
  • Psychology and Education
  • Employability Skills and Psychology
  • Optional Modules

Teaching will be in the form of lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. Lectures are primarily presentation-based. Some lectures may have only 10-20 students whereas others may have up to 100-300 students. Seminars and workshops typically involve more interactive or practical exercises and demonstrations and commonly have around 10-20 students. Tutorials may be one-to-one or to small groups.  In addition to timetabled teaching you are expected to engage in approximately 20-25 hours of self-directed study, including library research, group work and report or essay writing. 

Assessment combines various methods including essays, written exams and multiple choice exams as well as more innovative methods such as oral presentations, research reports, critical reviews of research papers and portfolio assignments. In your final year you will also complete an 8000-10,000 word dissertation.  Modules use different assessment methods, although most employ a combination of examinations and coursework.

Teaching contact hours

Contact hours in a typical week will depend on your year of study and the optional modules chosen. However, typically you will have between 10-15 contact hours of teaching per week.  As an example, within the second year of your studies you might typically have:

Personal tutorial/small group teaching: 1-3 hours of tutorials per semester, and as per request

Medium group teaching: 5 hours of practical classes, workshops or seminars each week

Large group teaching: 7 hours of lectures each week

Personal study: 20-25 hours each week

Teaching across the programme is informed by the research interests and expertise of our staff group. Four key research clusters exist within the division: Health Psychology, Cognition and Neuroscience, Self and Identity and Psychology and Technology. Staff members have diverse research interests including areas such as decision making, language, vision, eating behaviours, reproduction, identity processes, cybersecurity and cybercrime.  

Accreditation

The course is accredited as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, provided the minimum standard of a second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

Facilities and features

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facilities

The department has two dedicated computer laboratories used for both teaching and self-directed learning.

There are six individual research cubicles specifically designed for flexibility and comfort when conducting your research projects as well as a fully equipped observation suite complete with a two-way mirror and recording equipment.

Further resources to support final year research projects include test databases, experiment building software, psychophysiological apparatus including eye-trackers, and two dedicated Psychology technicians.

Learn more about DMU’s first-class study facilities.

Library

We have 1,500 study places and 650 computer workstations across four sites on campus.

During term time the main Kimberlin Library is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, giving access to more than half a million publications and a wide range of DVDs, as well as e-resources and thousands of electronic journals. Award-winning staff are on hand to help and there is a café for study breaks.

We offer a range of workshops, drop-ins and one-to-one sessions, plus our Just Ask service provides email or telephone support.

Learning zones

Our comfortable and well-equipped study areas provide a range of environments to suit your needs.

Originally set up in our main Kimberlin Library, the learning zones proved so popular that more were created in the Eric Wood building and Greenhouse. These flexible spaces are ideal whether you are working as a group, practising a presentation or working quietly on your own.

They feature workstations with power supplies for laptops, plus bookable syndicate rooms with interactive whiteboards and DVD players. Eduroam wi-fi is available across all campus locations.

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

As part of the final year Employability Skills and Psychology module, you will complete a period of self-sourced work experience, building a bridge between academic theory and its practical application. 

Students will be encouraged to source opportunities in line with their own career ambitions from different schemes and providers, internal and external to DMU.

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Graduate Careers

Many of our students continue on to further postgraduate study within Psychology, along a number of accredited pathways.  For example, you may wish to continue your professional development with one of the postgraduate degrees delivered at DMU.

A degree in psychology is also well-respected in a range of other sectors and can open up a variety of career opportunities. Examples include careers in:

  • Police services
  • Teaching
  • Educational psychology
  • Special needs co-ordination
  • Social work
  • Human resources
  • Healthcare
  • Research
  • Advertising
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Opportunities

Opportunities such as #DMUlocal, #DMUglobal, #DMUfrontrunners and the Psychology student research experience scheme provide valuable opportunities for you to enhance your employability and improve your graduate job prospects alongside your academic studies.  The British Psychological Society is a useful further source of information about career prospects and accredited training routes for Psychology graduates in the UK (www.bps.org.uk).

 

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