501–600 th
World University Rankings 2020
57 th
University Impact Ranking 2019
61 st
Young University Rankings 2012
Keele, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom

Psychology and Education

At Keele University, we’re different. Nestled in 600 acres of countryside in the heart of the UK, we have a big campus but a small and cosmopolitan community. We’re proud to be ‘University of the Year for Student Experience’ in The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017, in addition to having been ranked No.1 in the National Student Survey 2014-2016. This is because it’s more than green and lovely, it’s a place of research and academic excellence too. The study of psychology, which offers an evidence-based approach to understanding why humans feel, think and act the way they do, as well as how and why change occurs through the early years has strong links with the study of Education, which examines changing ideas about childhood, learning, schooling and education, and factors such as poverty, social policies and digital technologies which impact on these. 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. On this course 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 concerned with the systematic investigation of mind and behaviour. Many areas in psychology are relevant to education including developmental psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology and applied psychology. This course is informed by cutting-edge research and will develop your own critical thinking and research skills. This course is the first step in preparation for a range of careers in Education, Educational Psychology, or Psychology more generally, including postgraduate study. Students on this course go on to pursue careers in settings from pre-school to adult learning, as well as in a variety of other contexts. On graduating you might work in the social services, in health, or in local or central government. The course also sets you up well for further professional study to qualify in areas such as teaching, social work or the legal profession. As the course is accredited by the British Psychological Society it is also a recognised first step towards a range of psychology careers including educational psychology and clinical psychology. Please note that further postgraduate study is required to pursue these careers.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Main Site,KeeleUnited Kingdom