Information for Single Hons BSc Psychology and Education

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Hi and a very warm welcome to the Single Honours BSc Psychology and Education course. My name is Lucy James and I am a Teaching Fellow in the School of Psychology and Programme Lead for Psychology and Education. We are very excited to have developed this route with the School of Social, Political and Global Studies and believe these two subjects complement each other extremely well and will provide a great basis for future careers.

We very much look forward to meeting you!

Dr Lucy James, Course Lead

Our Single Honours Psychology and Education course enables students to study Psychology in conjunction with Education providing the opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of psychology in an important applied context. Studying Single Honours Psychology and Education is perfect if you are interested in the social and cognitive aspects of learning and studying. While the Psychology modules focus on cognitive, developmental and social psychology, Education modules complement this by emphasizing their policy or school-based applications. You will be able to study both quantitative and qualitative research techniques. Together these subjects provide a great opportunity to gain in-depth understanding of psychology in action, in a vitally important aspect of life and society. You will study educational topics such as the nature of learning, childhood and educational inclusion, as well as the history of education. You will also study psychology topics relevant to education including developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology and applied psychology.


Your course consists of a combination of compulsory and optional modules. Please see the course page for Year 1, 2 and 3 modules. You can view module descriptors, via the module selector, to give you further insight into the module content. All of the modules are shared with students on other BSc Psychology or Education routes including Single Honours Psychology.

Please note that staffing changes may lead to modules being removed or replaced.

Your personal tutor can help you decide which modules to choose.

Teaching and assessment 

Teaching is by a combination of lectures, practical classes, and seminars, supplemented by individual meetings and supervision. You should, of course, attend all classes, meet all deadlines for coursework and attend scheduled examinations. Note that registers of attendance are used for many classes. 

The programme is assessed through a range of formats including: 

  • formative and summative assessment
  • essays 
  • laboratory reports (individual or group)
  • personal blogs 
  • exams 
  • presentations 
  • journal article critique
  • multiple choice exams 
  • coursework 

Coursework is generally submitted electronically.Most coursework receives a mark out of 100. A mark of 70 or above is First Class, 60-69 is Upper Second Class, 50-59 is Lower Second Class, 40-49 is Third Class and a mark below is 40 is deemed to be a fail. Here’s some advice – when marked work is returned try not to focus solely on the mark, but instead read the written feedback from your marker. This is a key element of university teaching, shaping student work towards a professional ideal. It will congratulate on what you did well and offer concrete advice on how the work could be improved. Our external examiners regularly comment on the depth and helpfulness of the feedback our staff provide on student work. It is something that all staff take very seriously.

Please view our Psychology Undergraduate 2020 brochure‌.