Psychology And Child Development BSc (Hons)

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UCAS code C891
Location Stoke-on-Trent Campus
Duration 3 Years
Fee

2017/18 New Entrants, Full Time

  • Home and EU students: £9,250 per year of study
  • International students: £10,900 per year of study
Course start September
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  • Accredited by the British Psychology Society

  • Learn from experienced lecturers who share their knowledge of psychology theory

  • Build your understanding of child psychology with our specialist modules in Child Development

  • Develop skills that make you incredibly attractive to employers

Course outline

On this degree, you’ll learn about how psychology shapes who we are and how children behave and mature.

With accreditation from the British Psychological Society, our Psychology and Child Development degree is ideal if you're interested in working with children and young people.

We’ve designed this course so you build a general knowledge in psychology as well as a focused understanding of child development. You'll develop skills in communication, problem solving, critical thinking, computing and independent learning.

You'll learn in our multi-million pound Science Centre, using our state-of-the-art facilities.

 

Course Fees and Finance

The expected study pattern on this programme enables you to complete modules totalling 120 credits in your first year of study and the other 240 credits, split equally over your second and third years of study. If you follow this pattern of study you will pay a fee of £9,250 for your first year in 2017/18. The fee for your second and third year of study will be broadly the same, except that an inflationary uplift may apply each year.*

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

 

Undergraduate Loans:

UK and EU students who are studying for their first undergraduate degree may not have to pay these fees up front. For eligible students a loan is available from the Student Loans Company to cover the cost of tuition so you don't have to find the money to pay your tuition costs before or while you are studying. You won't have to start repaying the loan until you are earning more than (currently) £21,000 a year.

A loan is also available for part-time students studying at least 25% (30 credits) per year.

However, if you already hold a degree, or another qualification at the same level, you may not qualify for this loan.

For further information on eligibility and how to apply visit apply-for-student-finance.

 

Repayment (current arrangements):

9% of income over £21,000 per year.

Interest on the loan is charged at up to Retail Price Index** (RPI) +3% = 4.6% as of 2016/17.

If you are living in the UK: Your employer will deduct repayments when your salary reaches the threshold (currently £21,000 per year). Different arrangements are made to collect repayments from those living outside the UK.

For further information on repayment visit student loan repayment.

 

*The fees listed are for the 2017/18 academic year only. Any subsequent years may be subject to an inflationary uplift.

**RPI – the Retail Price Index is a measure of UK inflation. The UK Government uses the rate of RPI to set the interest rate charged on student loans.

Entry requirements

Typical UCAS Offer: 120 points. BTEC: National Diploma 128 points. All applicants are individually assessed.

Accreditation

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With accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS), our Psychology and Child Development degree is ideal if you're interested in working with children and young people, in psychology, education or the caring professions.

 

Teaching and learning

Our knowledgeable teaching team will help you master skills that a wide range of employers look for, such as problem-solving, presentation skills and data analysis. You’ll benefit from your lecturers’ experience and their pioneering research into psychology.

Different people learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach students through a blend of:

  • Lectures

  • Guest speakers and master classes

  • Tutorials

  • Workshops

  • Seminars

  • Virtual Learning Environment online

There is also a wealth of additional online resources available such as electronic journals, databases and e-books from our well-equipped library. We have recently moved into new purpose-built accommodation with specialist facilities, such as cognitive research cubicles, counselling suites, IT labs and psychophysiology equipment.

Assessment

Your lecturers will give you constructive feedback that builds your confidence as a problem solver and decision maker. You’ll also be able to give your own feedback and use these discussions to help achieve the best possible results.

We measure your progress through a range of different assessment techniques. 61% of your assessment is through coursework

You’ll have a chance to show how your skills are developing through:

  • Assignments

  • Presentations

  • Research projects
  • Examinations

In your final year, you’ll work on a research project.

All of our awards are accredited by the British Psychological Society, but you have the option to follow a non-accredited award instead (for example if you are not interested in accreditation, or if you are unsuccessful in completing some modules, you may be able to replace them and transfer to a non-accredited award).

Employment opportunities

Once you graduate, you’ll have a broad range of skills that make you particularly attractive to employers. You’ll be able to analyse problems, use computer skills, design investigations and understand human relationships.

Many graduates from our Psychology and Child Development degree have completed further professional training to become clinical psychologists, clinical child psychologists, educational psychologists, counselling psychologists and health psychologists. Others have applied their expertise and transferable skills to teaching, welfare, health and caring professions.

A number of psychology graduates go on to pursue careers as professional psychologists in areas such as:

  • Health

  • Counselling

  • Education

  • Forensics

  • Clinical practice

You don’t have to go into employment in an area specific to psychology. Our graduates also discover jobs in commercial and public sector organisations.

Graduate destinations

Many graduates from our Psychology and Child Development degree have completed further professional training to become clinical psychologists, child psychologists, educational psychologists, counselling psychologists and health psychologists. Others have applied their expertise and transferable skills to teaching, welfare, health and caring professions.

Programme specification

Contact

Enquiries Team
Cadman Information Point
College Road
Stoke-on-Trent
Staffordshire
ST4 2DE
United Kingdom
t: +44(0)1782 294400
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