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Birkbeck, University of London

Psychology for Education Professionals

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Foundation Degree - FD

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Part-time | 2021

Subject

Educational psychology

Are you interested in psychology and education, how children and young people learn, or their mental and emotional well-being? Perhaps you already work, or you would like to work, with children and young people in educational settings and want to enhance your academic knowledge and professional practice.

Birkbeck's Psychology for Education Professionals (FdSc) offers a unique opportunity to explore how current psychological understanding can enhance professional practice. You will focus on issues of particular relevance to the everyday experience of educators, including children's intellectual, social and emotional development, communication and relationship building, working in partnership with parents and carers, working in multidisciplinary teams, and reflective practice.

**HIGHLIGHTS**

- This Foundation Degree was devised following extensive consultation with managers and experts in both psychology and education. An advisory panel of professionals continues to contribute to the development of the programme, ensuring that it stays current and relevant to the needs of educators and of children.

- You will have access to extensive support as part of your lectures and through additional study days and workshops. Once you graduate, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies in a range of specialist areas.

- The Department of Psychological Sciences is strongly oriented towards research and contains the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging and the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling.

- Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality.

- Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked fifth in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality.

- Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.

Modules

For information about course structure and the moules you will be studying, please visit Birkbeck’s online prospectus.

Assessment methods

Assessment will be varied and relevant to students' work contexts and individual interests. It will include case studies, small-scale research reports, class presentations, critical analysis of published research, learning and reflective journals, and essays, as well as some writing under examination conditions.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,745
per year
EU
£5,745
per year
International
£10,710
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,745
per year
Scotland
£5,745
per year
Wales
£5,745
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Birkbeck, University of London

Department:

Psychological Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

83%
med
Educational psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
79%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

88%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
90%
Course specific equipment and facilities
79%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
64%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

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B
D

After graduation


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What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Educational psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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