We focus on critically analysing the nature, purposes and complexities of psychology and education in a fast-changing, globalised world. This course will appeal to you if you are interested in a career in the education field. This new BPS accredited degree draws on Warwick’s research strengths across the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Education Studies.
This degree, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society, draws on Warwick’s research strengths and agendas across the Department of Psychology and the Centre for Education Studies. The issues of learning and teaching are key in both disciplines, making them a natural academic combination. If you’re interested in a career working with children, young people, schools and families, the course will give you an understanding of education, development and behaviour from a psychological perspective.
- Language and Cognition
- Further Methods in Psychology
- Social Psychology
- Two from Developmental Psychology, Psychobiology and Individual Differences (one to be deferred to the third year)
- Two from the Year 2 Education Modules list
- Final Year Project
- Your deferred second year module
- Five optional modules – you will choose a mixture of Psychology modules and Education Modules
You will have a combination of lectures, seminars and practical classes. Lectures will introduce you to a particular topic. During weekly seminars you will build on the knowledge theories and ideas from the lecture and readings, sharing your views about the topic and debating the issues. Seminars give you personal access to the tutor as well as the opportunity to voice your views in a smaller group.
Watch our example lectures below to give you a taste of what it's like to study at Warwick.
Your degree credit will come from a mixture of examinations and assessed work.
A total of 40% of your degree credit will be based on second-year modules and 60% on third-year modules. The first year must be passed to progress onto the second year. Your third-year individual project will account for 25% of your final year marks.
False Memories: Many people believe that our memory works like a recording device that we can play back at any given time. Yet decades of science has shown that isn’t true. And did you know we can even have false thoughts implanted into memory?
Gambling Animals: Gamblers are more likely to take risks if a high-value reward is up for grabs. Dr Elliot Ludvig shares why he believes these actions are influenced by memories of previous winning bets.
A level: ABB including grade B / 6 in GCSE Mathematics. Applicants with no natural science subject at A level are normally expected to have a grade B in two science subjects/double science at GCSE.
IB: 34 points, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or 6 in Standard Level Mathematics. A natural science subject at Higher Level is preferred, otherwise at least 5 in a natural science subject at Standard Level will be considered.
You will also need to meet our English Language requirements.
Find out more about fees and funding
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course
When it comes to finding your perfect career, you can access support at any point in your degree and after you graduate through our student careers and skills team.
- Detailed guidance from your Psychology careers consultant
- Help with job applications and interview practice
- Face-to-face and online courses to develop leadership, enterprise and communication skills
- Contact with employers through careers fairs, employer presentations and workshops
- Support for finding placements
- 8,000+ on-campus work experience opportunities
- Graduate-level vacancies
- Access to Warwick’s paid Graduate Internship Scheme
- Warwick graduates have been named the 3rd most sought after by top employers.
Placements and opportunities
Psychology students at Warwick can apply for a one-year or part-year intercalated work placement in the UK or abroad, to be taken between their second and final years. We provide our students with support and guidance around identifying and applying for placements.
Our dedicated Placement officer, Dr. Gitit Kadar-Satat, works closely with the department's Senior Careers Service to support you in developing employability and transferable skills
Find out more about where a degree in Psychology can take you.
- UCAS Code: C804
- Award: Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
- Duration: 3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
- Start Date: 24 September 2019
- Location of study: University of Warwick, Coventry