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Education Studies with Psychology BA (Hons)

Would you like to understand how people learn and develop throughout life? With this course you can discover the connections between education and areas of social, biological, cognitive, developmental and personality psychology.

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Overview

If you want to make a positive change to young people’s lives and society as a whole, then studying this course is your first step. 

Education Studies with Psychology examines how childhood is understood and shaped by society and how educationalists and psychologists theorise personal, social, emotional and intellectual development.

You will have the opportunity to undertake a voluntary placement experience towards the end of your first year and continue to do so throughout your second During your dissertation module in your final year, you will be able to tailor your learning to your career interests. and third years, which can help to significantly bolster your employability. 

Graduates from this programme have the required skills to pursue education-related roles as teachers across various age groups, youth workers and more within local authorities, academies, nurseries and prisons, as well as in arts, community and alternative education roles. Many of our recent graduates have gone on to pursue teaching training programmes or continued on to postgraduate study opportunities, including our Education Practice MA programme, which allows students to develop their career in the education sector, specifically in relation to teaching, leadership and educational management.

Key features

  • You will study a range of topics including historical and contemporary issues in education, perspectives on education and the core areas of psychology.
  • Learn about the connections between Psychology and Education with the flexibility to specialise in your areas of interest through option modules. Modules you can choose from include Social Psychology, Abnormal Psychology and Counselling Psychology.
  • Successful completion of the course provides an ideal foundation to progress onto a PGCE qualification, enabling you to become a teacher in the UK.
  • Engage with the local community and boost your CV through placements and volunteering opportunities at schools, art and learning centres or museums. This provides opportunities to apply your learning to real-life contexts to gain first-hand experience, helping you become a work-ready graduate.
  • By joining the DMU Education Studies Students’ Society you can enrich your experience through stimulating debates and social events with other students.
  • Gain international experience related to your studies through our DMU Global programme. Education Studies students previously have taught English to school children in Taiwan, considered inequality and segregation in New York, and supported refugees in Berlin.

 

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  • UK
  • EU/International

Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: X3C8 (part-time entry: apply direct to DMU)

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

Start date: September 2021

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Fees and funding: 

2021/22 tuition fees for UK students: £9,250

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

Additional costs: You may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from project/placement locations.

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Institution code: D26

UCAS course code: X3C8

Duration: Three years full-time 

Location: De Montfort University Leicester UK

Start date: September 2021

Fees and funding:

2021/22 tuition fees for EU and international students: £14,250

Read about our EU undergraduate transitional scholarship.

Find out more about available funding for international students.

 

Additional costs: You may incur additional costs for this programme, including the cost of travelling to and from project/placement locations.

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Entry criteria

GCSEs

  • Five GCSEs at grade C/4 or above including English Language or English Literature

Plus one of the following:

A levels

  • A minimum of 112 points from at least two A levels 

BTEC

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

International Baccalaureate

  • 24+ points

Access course 

  • Pass in QAA accredited Access to HE overall 112 UCAS tariff with at least 30 Level 3 credits at Merit. We will normally require students to have had a break from full-time education before undertaking the Access course

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
  • If relevant for the course - work and life experience

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 2021 will be made offers based on the latest UCAS Tariff.

Structure and assessment

 

Course modules

Teaching and assessments

Teaching contact hours

 

 

First Year

The modules offered can change each year depending on expertise, timetabling and student interests. The following modules are indicative of current teaching:

  • Historical and Contemporary Issues in Education
  • Perspectives on Education
  • Evidence-based Teaching and Learning
  • Core Areas of Psychology

Second Year

The following modules are indicative of current teaching:

  • Researching Education 
  • Teaching Diversity: Inclusive Education
  • How People Learn

Plus, select one or two modules from:

  • Philosophy of Education
  • Global Comparative Education
  • Contemporary Cultural Perspectives 
  • Technological Transformations in Learning
  • Computer Programming as a Tool for Learning
  • Music in the Life of the Primary School

Plus two modules from:

  • Social Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology

Third Year

The following modules are indicative of current teaching:

Core module:

  • Education Dissertation

Plus, select two modules from:

  • Placement Project (strongly encouraged) 
  • Education and Equality: Class, Race and Ethnicity
  • Gender and Education
  • Radical Educations
  • Education and the Arts
  • Special Educational Needs in Education

Plus two modules from:

  • Counselling Psychology
  • Well-being and Positive Psychology
  • Psychology and Education

Staff are experienced in all stages of schooling, in further and higher education and in this country and abroad, and are currently engaged in leading research projects, including:

  • The use of ICT in classrooms
  • Social Justice
  • Citizenship education
  • Disruptive behaviour
  • Gypsy/Traveller education
  • Music education
  • Race and education
  • Global comparative education
  • Language Education

A variety of teaching methods are employed, including:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Placement supervision
  • Independent research
  • Self-directed study

Assessment tasks include:

  • Presentations
  • Micro-teaching sessions
  • Contributions to electronic discussion boards
  • Creating wikis and lesson planning, in addition to written assignments

There is one examination in year two. These will allow you to develop transferable skills relevant to a career working with children, including critical and reflective thinking and communicating ideas to a group.

Timetabled, taught time is on average nine hours per week and includes:

Year one: Typically, 4 hours per teaching week in lectures; 5 hours in seminars or workshops; personal tutor contact time, extra-curricula

Year two: contact-time format depends on modules chosen. Typically: 3 hours per teaching week in lectures; 4 hours in seminars; 2 hours in workshops

Year three: contact-time format depends on modules chosen. Typically: 1 hour per week in lectures; 1 hour in seminars; 2 hours in workshops. For placement and dissertation modules, students are allocated individual supervisors who will offer tutorial support alongside lectures.

  • Lectures are very large groups, which typically hold well over 100 students
  • Seminars and workshops are typically around 25 students or less per group

Throughout the course, contact time is supplemented by placement, extra-curricular lectures, employability events, group meetings, meetings with tutors, optional field trips and other activities. As a full-time student, you will be expected to devote a considerable amount of time to independent study, placements and extra-curricular activities.

Facilities and features

Health and Life Sciences facilities

Substantial investment has developed our teaching and learning facilities to help you expand your practical experience and theoretical knowledge beyond the classroom.

The 19th century Hawthorn Building has facilities designed to replicate current practice in health and life sciences, including contemporary analytical chemistry and formulation laboratories, audiology booths and nursing and midwifery clinical skills suites.

Purpose-built clinical skills areas allow you to practice in a safe environment. You will receive guidance and support from staff to ensure that you develop a precise and accurate practical ability in the clinical skills suites.

Library and learning zones

 

On campus, the main Kimberlin Library offers a space where you can work, study and access a vast range of print materials, with computer stations, laptops, plasma screens and assistive technology also available. 

As well as providing a physical space in which to work, we offer online tools to support your studies, and our extensive online collection of resources accessible from our Library website, e-books, specialised databases and electronic journals and films which can be remotely accessed from anywhere you choose. 

We will support you to confidently use a huge range of learning technologies, including Blackboard, Collaborate Ultra, DMU Replay, MS Teams, Turnitin and more. Alongside this, you can access LinkedIn Learning and learn how to use Microsoft 365, and study support software such as mind mapping and note-taking through our new Digital Student Skills Hub. 

The library staff offer additional support to students, including help with academic writing, research strategies, literature searching, reference management and assistive technology. There is also a ‘Just Ask’ service for help and advice, live LibChat, online workshops, tutorials and drop-ins available from our Learning Services, and weekly library live chat sessions that give you the chance to ask the library teams for help.


 

More flexible ways to learn

We offer an equitable and inclusive approach to learning and teaching for all our students. Known as the Universal Design for Learning (UDL), our teaching approach has been recognised as sector leading. UDL means we offer a wide variety of support, facilities and technology to all students, including those with disabilities and specific learning differences.

Just one of the ways we do this is by using ‘DMU Replay’ – a technology providing all students with anytime access to audio and/or visual material of lectures. This means students can revise taught material in a way that suits them best, whether it's replaying a recording of a class or adapting written material shared in class using specialist software.

 

Opportunities and careers

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Placements

A key element of our Education Studies programme is for students to gain placement and work-based learning experience. This helps provide you with first-hand knowledge and experience of educational settings and opportunities to apply the theory from your studies to real-world contexts. In the first year, you will be complete a placement in an educational setting of your choice. You are also offered an optional placement module in your second and third years, as well as have the opportunity to study a number of modules that are embedded with work-based field trips and placement experiences.   

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Graduate Careers

This course helps develop skills that are invaluable for graduates who want to build a career working with young people and children. While this can open up opportunities for employment in primary schools, it can also include nurseries as well as other pre and after-school settings.

Many of our recent graduates have started their careers in teaching, education practice, nurseries, youth work and educational publishing. Graduates can also build on their knowledge with postgraduate opportunities, including an Education Practice MA, which opens up opportunities to work in a number of wider educational environments, including youth and community work, local authority employment, social and educational research and early years settings.

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DMU Global

Our innovative international experience programme DMU Global aims to enrich your studies and expand your cultural horizons, helping you to become a global graduate, equipped to meet the needs of employers across the world.

Through DMU Global, we offer a wide range of opportunities including on-campus and UK-based activities, overseas study, internships, faculty-led field trips and volunteering, as well as Erasmus+ and international exchanges.

While overseas DMU Global opportunities are not currently possible, DMU will continue to review government advice and if travel is permitted, we hope to offer a small number of extra-curricular opportunities in the summer of 2021. 

Through DMU Global previous students have taught English to school children in Thailand and explored diversity and inequalities in Florida.

 

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“DMU was recommended to me by friends and family as a great place to study. The course has given me a great amount of knowledge which I can carry into my pursuit of being a primary school teacher. It has instilled so much confidence in me and I wouldn't have been able to get through my degree without all the support from my lecturers and personal tutor.”

Ammaara Kagzi, Education Studies with Psychology graduate

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We offer a range of high-standard accommodation for our students, with 13 halls of residence and around 4,100 rooms, all of which are a short distance from our campus. There is a choice of mixed or same-gender flats, shared kitchen and laundry facilities, furnished bedrooms (some with en suite facilities) and internet access. Find out more.

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Run by students for students, DSU offers more than 150 societies and almost 40 different sports clubs. You can also get involved in the award-winning Demon Media group, volunteer to help in the community, become a course or faculty rep, and take part in DSU’s annual elections. Find out more.

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