Psychology and Child Development

Study options

Award

BSc (Hons)

Key facts

UCAS code:
C891
UCAS code:
C804
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
Study option:
Full-time, with a placement year
Study option:
Part-time
Duration:
3 Years
Duration:
4 Years
Duration:
6 Years
Start date:
25 September 2023

Professional body accreditation

Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

11th for Student Satisfaction

Complete University Guide 2023 (Psychology)

Children's lab research facility

for hands-on research

Want a career where you help to make a difference to children’s lives?

Our Psychology and Child Development degree is an ideal springboard for working with young people in education, clinical psychology settings or the caring professions.

Discover how psychology shapes who we are and what influences the way children behave and mature. From how pupils learn to read most effectively through to how autistic children experience the world, you’ll explore the answers to key questions.

With a focus on applying your knowledge to real life scenarios, and using an evidence-informed approach, you’ll become an expert in understanding children and their wellbeing.

You can also choose to undertake a placement year, where you will gain invaluable experience for future employment.

The breadth of the course means you keep your options open at the same time as developing a specialist area of interest. This will help guide your final year project, where you will delve into a research question. Module options also include completing a research assistantship, where you could work on live research with our academic experts.

You’ll have access to our fantastic Science Centre facilities, including cognitive research cubicles, psychophysiology equipment and simulation machines.

And in our children’s lab, discover the work we do with volunteer families on research projects. These resources are also taken out into the community. Topics have included exploring the impact of TV screen time on children’s behaviour, assessing creativity, and the role of psychology in preventing young children from suffering dog bites.

Our Psychology and Child Development degree is an ideal springboard for working with young people in education, clinical psychology settings or the caring professions.

Discover how psychology shapes who we are and what influences the way children behave and mature. From how pupils learn to read most effectively through to how autistic children experience the world, you’ll explore the answers to key questions.

With a focus on applying your knowledge to real life scenarios, and using an evidence-informed approach, you’ll become an expert in understanding children and their wellbeing.

You can also choose to undertake a placement year, where you will gain invaluable experience for future employment.

The breadth of the course means you keep your options open at the same time as developing a specialist area of interest. This will help guide your final year project, where you will delve into a research question. Module options also include completing a research assistantship, where you could work on live research with our academic experts.

You’ll have access to our fantastic Science Centre facilities, including cognitive research cubicles, psychophysiology equipment and simulation machines.

And in our children’s lab, discover the work we do with volunteer families on research projects. These resources are also taken out into the community. Topics have included exploring the impact of TV screen time on children’s behaviour, assessing creativity, and the role of psychology in preventing young children from suffering dog bites.

Our Psychology and Child Development degree is an ideal springboard for working with young people in education, clinical psychology settings or the caring professions.

Discover how psychology shapes who we are and what influences the way children behave and mature. From how pupils learn to read most effectively through to how autistic children experience the world, you’ll explore the answers to key questions.

With a focus on applying your knowledge to real life scenarios, and using an evidence-informed approach, you’ll become an expert in understanding children and their wellbeing.

You can also choose to undertake a placement year, where you will gain invaluable experience for future employment.

The breadth of the course means you keep your options open at the same time as developing a specialist area of interest. This will help guide your final year project, where you will delve into a research question. Module options also include completing a research assistantship, where you could work on live research with our academic experts.

You’ll have access to our fantastic Science Centre facilities, including cognitive research cubicles, psychophysiology equipment and simulation machines.

And in our children’s lab, discover the work we do with volunteer families on research projects. These resources are also taken out into the community. Topics have included exploring the impact of TV screen time on children’s behaviour, assessing creativity, and the role of psychology in preventing young children from suffering dog bites.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

Work placements

As well as shorter placements, students have the option of undertaking a placement (sandwich) year. This typically involves working for three days a week for a nine-month period.

The placement year is becoming an increasingly popular choice, with feedback showing students are overwhelmingly positive about the experience. Many students have gone on to gain employment with their placement providers.

Choose your dream placement with support from our staff. We have links with schools, where you could be working in pastoral care and wellbeing under the guidance of a psychologist.

Examples of other placements include working with charities, doing a mentoring role in a college, working in alternative education settings, as a psychology support worker or as an assistant children’s advocate.

Throughout your placement, you’ll have a workplace supervisor and regular contact with the University. The fee for a placement year will vary - please get in touch if you would like more information about this.

Students on our psychology courses are also supported to find voluntary positions in which they make an important contribution to not-for-profit organisations. This includes supporting people experiencing homelessness, mental health difficulties, and drug and alcohol challenges.

Course content

The course emphasises the application of psychological knowledge to everyday life and experience. We will teach you about the relevance of general psychology and child psychology to a wide range of contemporary issues and you will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, debates and practicals.

As well as subject skills and knowledge, you will develop highly transferrable skills that are valued by employers in communication, problem solving, interpersonal skills, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing and independent learning.

A crucial part of becoming a psychologist is learning to understand, conduct, and analyse scientific research. As with all high-quality undergraduate psychology degrees, this means our courses feature modules that focus on teaching these skills. Practical experience with industry-standard SPSS statistics software teaches students to answer a wide variety of research questions by interrogating complex datasets. We take great care in closely guiding students through this learning process (via small group teaching, group work with peers, support clinics and step-by-step guides) supporting our students in preparation for the increasingly data-driven world.

The course emphasises the application of psychological knowledge to everyday life and experience. We will teach you about the relevance of general psychology and child psychology to a wide range of contemporary issues and you will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, debates and practicals.

As well as subject skills and knowledge, you will develop highly transferrable skills that are valued by employers in communication, problem solving, interpersonal skills, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing and independent learning.

A crucial part of becoming a psychologist is learning to understand, conduct, and analyse scientific research. As with all high-quality undergraduate psychology degrees, this means our courses feature modules that focus on teaching these skills. Practical experience with industry-standard SPSS statistics software teaches students to answer a wide variety of research questions by interrogating complex datasets. We take great care in closely guiding students through this learning process (via small group teaching, group work with peers, support clinics and step-by-step guides) supporting our students in preparation for the increasingly data-driven world.

The course emphasises the application of psychological knowledge to everyday life and experience. We will teach you about the relevance of general psychology and child psychology to a wide range of contemporary issues and you will learn through a mix of lectures, seminars, tutorials, debates and practicals.

As well as subject skills and knowledge, you will develop highly transferrable skills that are valued by employers in communication, problem solving, interpersonal skills, numeracy, teamwork, critical thinking, computing and independent learning.

A crucial part of becoming a psychologist is learning to understand, conduct, and analyse scientific research. As with all high-quality undergraduate psychology degrees, this means our courses feature modules that focus on teaching these skills. Practical experience with industry-standard SPSS statistics software teaches students to answer a wide variety of research questions by interrogating complex datasets. We take great care in closely guiding students through this learning process (via small group teaching, group work with peers, support clinics and step-by-step guides) supporting our students in preparation for the increasingly data-driven world.

Academic year

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 20 or 40 academic credits. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 20 or 40 academic credits. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

The course operates on a modular basis that provides flexibility and choice. Typically the majority of modules are 20 or 40 academic credits. Each credit taken equates to a total study time of around 10 hours. Total study time includes scheduled teaching, independent study and assessment activity. Full-time students take modules worth 60 credits per semester, with part-time students taking proportionately fewer credits per semester. All students take a total of 120 credits per level and 360 credits for the degree as a whole. Your overall grade for the course and your degree classification are based on the marks obtained for modules taken at levels 5 and 6. The full-time course has one start point in September.

Professional body accreditation

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The British Psychological Society logo

Professional body accreditation

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The British Psychological Society logo
Psychology Facility Tour

Psychology Facility Tour

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Join Senior Lecturer Nikki for a tour around our state-of-the-art psychology facilities.

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Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Child Psychology: Theory To Practice 20 credits
Personalised Psychology Portfolio 20 credits
Psychology Project 40 credits
Society And The Mind 20 credits
Steps To Success 3 N/A
Show 7 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 3 compulsory modules
Year 3 compulsory modules
Psychology Placement Year 120 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Child Psychology: Theory To Practice 20 credits
Personalised Psychology Portfolio 20 credits
Psychology Project 40 credits
Society And The Mind 20 credits
Steps To Success 3 N/A
Show 7 optional modules

Modules

The tables provide an indicative list of the modules that make up the course for the current academic year. Each module is worth a specified number of credits. Our teaching is informed by research, and modules change periodically to reflect developments in the discipline. We aim to ensure that all modules run as scheduled. If for any reason a module cannot be run we will advise you as soon as possible and will provide guidance on selecting an appropriate alternative module.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Year 1 compulsory modules
Adventures In Psychology 1 20 credits
Adventures In Psychology 2 20 credits
Pathways In Psychology And Child Development 20 credits
Steps To Success 1 N/A
Year 2 compulsory modules
Year 2 compulsory modules
Becoming A Researcher 1: Quantitative Methods 20 credits
Becoming A Researcher 2: Qualitative Methods 20 credits
Growing And Changing 20 credits
Year 4 compulsory modules
Year 4 compulsory modules
Childhood Contexts 40 credits
Show 4 optional modules
Year 5 compulsory modules
Year 5 compulsory modules
Personalised Psychology Portfolio 20 credits
Society And The Mind 20 credits
Show 7 optional modules
Year 6 compulsory modules
Year 6 compulsory modules
Personal And Professional Perspectives In Counselling 20 credits
Psychology Project 40 credits
Steps To Success 3 N/A

Entry requirements

112-120 UCAS Tariff points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer

A foundation year is available for applicants who do not have the appropriate entry qualifications for direct entry to the degree level course. The foundation year for this course has a long track record of success in providing a smooth transition to our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree or any one of our other psychology based courses.

112-120 UCAS Tariff points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer

A foundation year is available for applicants who do not have the appropriate entry qualifications for direct entry to the degree level course. The foundation year for this course has a long track record of success in providing a smooth transition to our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree or any one of our other psychology based courses.

112-120 UCAS Tariff points

  • GCE A Levels - grades BBC or equivalent
  • Pearson BTEC National Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • Access to HE Diploma - Pass Access with a minimum of 80 UCAS tariff points. Applicants to Staffs who are taking the Access to HE Diploma receive a reduced tariff point offer as part of our access and participation plan activity
  • UAL Level 3 Extended Diploma - grade of Merit overall
  • OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma - grade DMM
  • T Levels - Eligible T Level applications will be asked to achieve a minimum overall grade of P (A*-C) or Higher Pass as a condition of offer

A foundation year is available for applicants who do not have the appropriate entry qualifications for direct entry to the degree level course. The foundation year for this course has a long track record of success in providing a smooth transition to our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree or any one of our other psychology based courses.

We understand that you might have experienced a challenging run up to higher education and may have not met the entry requirements as listed. If this is the case don’t worry, contact us and our team of expert advisors can guide you through the next stages of application, or help you find the perfect course for your needs.

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Facilities

As a student on our psychology courses you will have access to a range of psychology technical laboratories which house equipment such as eye tracking, equipment to record physiological measures (e.g. heart rate), virtual reality, driving simulator, temperature-induced pain stimuli, plus an array of experimental software. This equipment allows us to take scientific measures to underpin theoretical content within psychology.

Throughout your course, you will be introduced to technical equipment as part of your taught sessions. Examples of this could include interactive demonstrations on eye tracking and the Observation Suite, and seminars where students make use of pain inducing stimuli and physiological measures to understand how we can scientifically induce and measure stress.

Additionally, when you conduct your own research project in Year 3 you’ll have the opportunity to use the psychology laboratories and equipment to facilitate and enhance your research. Examples of student projects using technical equipment have included:

  • Tracking children’s eye movements to understand how they pay attention whilst reading
  • Do different types of teacher feedback cause different physiological stress responses in students?

The psychology resources are supported by dedicated psychology technicians who will deliver technical sessions and will train and support you in your use of the resources.

Careers

The degree can lead to a wide range of jobs, from specialising in the education field to being a family support worker, play worker or a research assistant.

Graduates often continue their training to become clinical psychologists or educational psychologists. Some do postgraduate studies to qualify as teachers or social workers.

After completing further professional training, many have become:

  • Clinical psychologists (earning potential £40,000 - £60,000)
  • Educational psychologists (earning potential £37,000 - £55,000)
  • Counselling psychologists (earning potential £37,000 to £50,000)
  • Health psychologists (earning potential £37,000 - £55,000)
  • Teachers (earning potential £23,000 to £37,000)
  • Social workers (earning potential £24,000 to £40,000).

You can find out further information about our graduates on our InPsych Blog and Graduate Stories page.

All students have access to Career Connect, our dedicated careers team.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

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Student Kim discusses her time on our BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development course.

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Teaching and assessment

Teaching

Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach students through a blend  of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course.

Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach students through a blend  of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course.

Students learn in different ways. To help everyone get the most out of their studies, we teach students through a blend  of lectures, seminars, workshops and laboratory practicals. Seminars enable you to discuss and develop your understanding of topics covered in lectures in smaller groups of around 16-18 students. In addition, you will have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will be taught in first-class learning spaces throughout your course.

Assessment

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Your course will provide you with opportunities to test your understanding of your subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally includes practice or ‘formative’ assessments, for which you receive feedback from your tutor. Practice assessments are developmental and any grades you receive for them do not count towards your module mark. There is a formal or ‘summative’ assessment at the end of each module. This includes a range of coursework assessments, such as essays, reports, portfolios, performance, presentations, final year, independent project and written examinations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Learning support

In addition to the excellent support you will receive from your course teaching team, our central Academic Skills team provides group and one-to-one help to support your learning in a number of areas. These include study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills); written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy); academic writing (including how to reference); research skills; critical thinking and understanding arguments; and revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).

Additional support

Our Student Inclusion Services support students with additional needs such as sensory impairment, or learning difficulties such as dyslexia.

Feedback

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

You will normally receive feedback on coursework assessments within 20 working days following the date of submission. Examination feedback may take a variety of formats. However, as a minimum, generic feedback will be made available to all students who take written examinations.

Discover Psychology at Staffordshire University

Discover Psychology at Staffordshire University

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Dr Claire Barlow explains the key differences between the four undergraduate Psychology degrees at Staffordshire University.

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Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.

Your study time will consist of class contact hours, self-directed learning, assessment and placements where appropriate. Your actual contact hours will depend on the subject area, on the option modules you select and professional body requirements.

Year 1

18% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
82% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 2

21% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
79% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Year 3

14% of time in lectures, seminars or similar
86% of time in independent study
0% of time in placements

Independent learning

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones and a range of laboratories. 

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones and a range of laboratories. 

When not attending lectures, seminars, laboratory or other timetabled sessions, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve utilising a range of digital resources including our virtual learning environment; reading journals, articles and books; working on individual and group projects; undertaking research in the library; preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning will be supported by a range of excellent facilities. These include the library, open access computer facilities, informal learning zones and a range of laboratories. 

Year 1

0% practical assessments
60% coursework
40% written exams

Year 2

0% practical assessments
83% coursework
17% written exams

Year 3

5% practical assessments
95% coursework
0% written exams

Staff

You will be taught by an expert teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics and professional practitioners with industry experience. Postgraduate research students who have undertaken teaching training may also contribute to the teaching of seminars under the supervision of the module leader.

Dr Sarah Rose

Senior Lecturer

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Fees

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons)-Full-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands International
Full-time £9,250 per year of study £16,750 per year of study

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons) Full-time, with a placement year
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Full-time To be confirmed

For the course starting on 25 September 2023 the tuition fees are:

Tuition fees for BSc (Hons) Part-time
Study option UK / Channel Islands
Part-time £4,620 per year of study

UK and Channel Island students: This tuition fee is agreed subject to UK government policy and parliamentary regulation. If the UK government passes appropriate legislation, the fee for subsequent years of study may increase in each academic year. But this increase will not exceed the rate of inflation as measured by RPIX**. Any change in fees will apply to both new and continuing students. The University will notify students of any change as early as possible. Further information about fee changes would be posted on the University’s website once this becomes available.

**RPIX is a measure of inflation equivalent to all the items in the Retail Price Index (RPI) excluding mortgage interest payments.

International students: Tuition fees will remain the same for each year of your course, as long as you complete it in the normal time-frame (i.e. no repeat years or breaks in study).

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For more information on our staff, their research interests and publications please visit our blog
Included in tuition fees
Included in the fees:
  • DBS checks where required for compulsory modules 
  • Loan of subject related requirement where required for
  • Compulsory field trips
  • DBS checks where required for compulsory modules 
  • Loan of subject related requirement where required for
  • Compulsory field trips
  • DBS checks where required for compulsory modules 
  • Loan of subject related requirement where required for
  • Compulsory field trips
Not included in tuition fees
Not included in the fees:
  • Text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies
  • Printing
  • Travel costs to and from placements. We will have available placements within travel distance from the campus, or within proximity of your address
  • Clothing suitable for placements and facilities
  • Optional field trips
  • DBS check where not required for a compulsory module
  • Text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies
  • Printing
  • Travel costs to and from placements. We will have available placements within travel distance from the campus, or within proximity of your address
  • Clothing suitable for placements and facilities
  • Optional field trips
  • DBS check where not required for a compulsory module
  • Text books are available from the library, but some students chose to purchase their own copies
  • Printing
  • Travel costs to and from placements. We will have available placements within travel distance from the campus, or within proximity of your address
  • Clothing suitable for placements and facilities
  • Optional field trips
  • DBS check where not required for a compulsory module
Accommodation and living costs
Accommodation and living costs

Accommodation and living costs are not included in our fees. 

For more information on accommodation and living costs, please see: Accommodation

Sources of financial support

If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained by visiting: www.gov.uk

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Scholarships and additional funding

As an undergraduate student at Staffordshire, you may be eligible for additional financial support through one of our scholarships and bursaries. You can visit our funding page to find out more and check your eligibility.

Our students

During my placement with Midlands Psychology CIC I had the opportunity to gain experiences that an undergraduate student could only dream of. I shadowed and worked closely with some incredible clinicians, who have taught me more than I ever thought possible. Furthermore, I gained experience within the Looked After Children Service and Supported Living Service. Working with these services has given me many fond memories and broadened my interests beyond the fields that I already knew.

Meredith Danks

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

I chose this course because I wanted to continue my studies in Psychology further than A Level, with the added Child Development knowledge to allow me to go into related work such as teaching.

Being a part of the Psychology department at Staffs has been a great experience due to the varied subject experts that make up the lecturing staff as they bring elements of their own research to the lecture content covered.

Being a student ambassador has been an important part of my Staffs experience as it has allowed me to meet people that I otherwise would not have met and make good friends outside of my course, as well as gain work experience that I would not have been able to gain otherwise.

Gina Halliwell

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

Before coming to Staffs I worked in children’s centres across Stafford helping families support their child’s development. I chose to study my subject as I had plenty of experience in my career but struggled to progress further without the qualifications behind me. I also think it is the perfect balance of science and child development as both areas interest me.

Everyone is so friendly and the tutors are so supportive, nothing is too much trouble as they support you with not only your learning but if you have any issues that affect your time at the University they are more than happy to help. Student support is also fantastic at the Hub with specialised support for those with disabilities and career help that extends after you leave.

Kim Buckless

BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

The staff in the Psychology Department were very approachable which made my time at Staffordshire University more enjoyable. I gained training in all the latest equipment and software related to psychology research and the Science Centre, where the Psychology department is based, has state-of-the-art equipment that is available to all students.

Sian Calvert

Graduate, BSc (Hons) Psychology and Child Development

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Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

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Forensic and Criminological Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Psychology BSc (Hons)

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Psychology and Counselling BSc (Hons)

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Complete University Guide 2022

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Research Excellence Framework 2021