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Education with Psychology with placement year (Full-Time)

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

ABB in three A levels We will not require a pass in any separate science practical endorsement for a science A level if you apply for entry in 2022 (or deferred entry in 2023). Most of our students will join us with three A levels, but you may have study beyond this (such as a project qualification or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. Alternative offer: BBB in three A levels plus one of the following: grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification grade B in AS level Mathematics or Statistics (except if you are studying an A Level in that subject) if you are eligible, a pass in the Access to Bath course or successful completion of another recognised widening access programme Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative. You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our Alternative offers for undergraduate applicants webpage https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/alternative-offers-for-undergraduate-applicants/

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:9

A pass in the Access to HE Diploma with at least 30 credits achieved at Distinction and 9 credits achieved at Merit or above. This must include at least 9 credits achieved at Distinction in an essay-based subject. Although we do not specify any particular subjects or units, we expect at least one of your subjects to include academic essay writing. Social sciences units, such as Psychology, Sociology, Social Policy, and Education, provide excellent preparation for this course.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1

D3, M1, M1 in three principal subjects. Most of our students will join us with three principal subjects, but you may have study beyond this (such as a Global Perspectives course or additional study in maths) which demonstrates your individual talents that will help you with your degree. We recognise these studies through our alternative offers. Alternative offer: M1, M1, M1 in three principal subjects plus one of the following: grade M1 in Cambridge Pre-U Global Perspectives grade A in an EPQ grade B in the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate grade B in a Core Mathematics qualification Students presenting with one of the above project qualifications should receive both the typical offer and the alternative. You can find out more about our alternative offers, including a complete list of qualifications we consider on our Alternative offers for undergraduate applicants webpage https://www.bath.ac.uk/guides/alternative-offers-for-undergraduate-applicants/

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall and 6, 5, 5 in 3 Higher Level subjects.

Pearson BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF)

DDD

DDD in the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Health and Social Care or in a relevant subject area. You must also have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or C including English, Mathematics and a science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

DDM in the BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (RQF). We are able to consider the above qualifications in Health and Social Care or in a relevant subject area. We prefer you to have studied some of the following units: Psychological Perspectives, Physiological Disorders and their Care, Understanding Mental Wellbeing, Biochemistry for Health, Sociological Perspectives, Supporting Individuals with Additional Needs, Policy in Health and Social Care, Assessing Children’s Development Support Needs. You must also have at least 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or C including English, Mathematics and a science subject.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,B

AB in two Advanced Highers. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AABBB in their Highers.

Scottish Higher

A,B

AB in two Advanced Highers. We make offers based on Advanced Highers. You will typically be expected to have completed five Scottish Highers and your grades in these will be considered as part of your application. We prefer applicants who have achieved at least AABBB in their Highers.

UCAS Tariff

60-128

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Psychology

Education studies

Critically explore how young children and adolescents learn and develop. You’ll focus on contemporary society, both globally and in the UK.

Education with Psychology is a social science degree that bridges the disciplines of education, psychology and sociology. You’ll be offered a blend of social science units that relate to the study of children and young people.

You’ll study in-depth the social and developmental contexts of childhood and youth. You’ll explore government priorities relating to children’s lives and wellbeing, and the role of education. You’ll also develop skills in evaluating policy and practice, from both an academic and work-practice perspective.

In your first year you’ll study core introductory units in education, psychology and research methods. You’ll examine philosophical, sociological or psychological perspectives of education, learning, policy, families, social justice and deviance.

In your second year you'll continue to study research methods and advanced topics in education and psychology. You’ll examine contemporary issues and challenges that affect children, families and young people.

In your final year you'll learn about contemporary issues in childhood and youth, educational psychology, and developmental psychopathology. You can specialise according to your interests by writing a dissertation on a topic of your choice.

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bath

Department:

Education

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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.

88%
high
Psychology
91%
high
Education studies

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
87%
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

83%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
90%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

67%
UK students
33%
International students
12%
Male students
88%
Female students
98%
2:1 or above
4%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

Education

Teaching and learning

88%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

79%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
82%
Course specific equipment and facilities
88%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

81%
UK students
19%
International students
5%
Male students
95%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,263
high
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Childcare and related personal services
9%
Teaching and educational professionals
9%
Health professionals

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£22k

£22k

£27k

£27k

£29k

£29k

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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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.

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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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