What will I learn?
This new BPS-accredited degree provides a rich understanding of quantitative research methods and the main theoretical areas of psychology, with a special focus on various areas of education. It will have particular appeal if you are interested in working with children, young people, schools, families/parents, and within other educational settings.
You’ll develop a breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding across selected core content areas of psychology, such as biological psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, and social psychology. Later in the course, optional modules enable you to tailor content to your own interests and ambitions. Throughout the course you’ll gain an understanding of psychological research methods, such as ethical considerations, research design, data analysis, and psychological measurement. In particular, you’ll focus on theories and research findings related to education and learning.
The course forms an excellent basis for undertaking professional qualifications, further postgraduate study and wider careers. You’ll graduate with expertise in both subjects, and insight into their intersection, as well as transferable skills including critical thinking and reasoning, problem solving, research analysis and critical judgement.
How will I learn?
Teaching and learning are delivered through lectures, seminars, practical classes and tutorials. In the first year, you will be assigned a personal tutor, who will guide your study throughout the course, and with whom you will meet regularly to discuss your progress and items of tutor-assessed work. In your second and third years, project work is supervised by members of academic staff with expertise in the area in which you wish to work.
How will I be assessed?
Half your degree credit will be from examinations and the other half will be from assessed work, such as project reports and presentations, online tests, essays and other written assignments. A total of 40% of your degree credit will be based on second-year modules and 60% on third-year modules.
Can I study abroad?
We support student mobility through study abroad programmes and all students have the opportunity to apply for a year abroad at one of our partner universities. The Study Abroad Team based in the Office for Global Engagement offers support for these activities, and the Department’s dedicated Study Abroad Co-ordinator can provide more specific information and assistance.
A level ABB including grade B 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. If you are taking a science A Level, you must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.
International Baccalaureate 34 points, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or 6 in Standard Level Mathematics/Mathematical Studies. A natural science subject at Higher Level is preferred, otherwise at least 5 in a natural science subject at Standard Level will be considered.
Applicants with applied subjects or mixed portfolios will be considered on an individual basis. Many of our applicants are taking at least two of our preferred subjects at A level or equivalent: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, Economics, English, History, Geography, Classical Languages, Psychology, Sociology and Modern Languages. However, all applications will be considered on their individual merits.
- Contextual data and differential offers Warwick may make differential offers to students in a number of circumstances. These include students participating in the Realising Opportunities programme, or who meet two of the contextual data criteria will be one or two grades below Warwick’s standard offer (to a minimum of BBB).
Other Qualifications We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.
Access Courses Access to HE Diploma (QAA-recognised) including appropriate subjects with distinction grades in level 3 units. Candidates must meet essential subject requirements. Please contact the Department of Psychology before applying on +44 (0)24 765 23096 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Warwick International Foundation Programme (IFP) All students who successfully complete the Warwick IFP and apply to Warwick through UCAS will receive a guaranteed conditional offer for a related undergraduate programme (selected courses only). For full details of standard offers and conditions visit the IFP page.
General Studies/Critical Thinking Offers normally exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking at A or AS level.
Taking a gap year Applications for deferred entry are welcomed.
Interviews We do not typically interview applicants.Offers are made based on your predicted and actual grades, along with your personal statement. Occasionally, some applicants may be interviewed, for example candidates returning to study or those with non-standard qualifications.
Open Days All applicants in receipt of an offer are invited to a Departmental Open Day, held during the spring term. Find out more about our main University Open Days and other opportunities to visit us.
What modules could I study?
Optional modules later in the course allow you to tailor content to your own interests and ambitions. Our staff are passionate about their subject, and many are internationally recognised in their fields, which means you will be learning the most up-to-date subject knowledge.
This course forms an excellent basis for both further postgraduate study for professional qualifications and for other employment
* The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.
Where can my degree take me?
Our graduates have gone on to work for organisations including: Bristol Royal Hospital for Children (NHS), Accenture, Boots, The Alzheimer’s Society, Teach First.
Examples of our graduates’ job roles include: Assistant Neuropsychologist, Digital Analyst,Specialist Clinical Psychologist, Social Media Co-ordinator, Patient Experience Officer.
A level: ABB including grade B 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. If you are taking a science A Level, you must also achieve a pass in the science practical if your science A level includes a separate practical assessment.
IB: 34 points, including 5 in Higher Level Mathematics or 6 in Standard Level Mathematics/Mathematical Studies. A natural science subject at Higher Level is preferred, otherwise at least 5 in a natural science subject at Standard Level will be considered.
Applicants with applied subjects or mixed portfolios will be considered on an individual basis. Many of our applicants are taking at least two of our preferred subjects at A level or equivalent: Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics, English, History, Geography, Classical Languages, Psychology, and Modern Languages. However, all applications will be considered on their individual merits.
Degree of Bachelor of Science (BSc)
3 years full time (30 weeks per academic year)
Department of Psychology
Location of study
University of Warwick, Coventry
Find out more about fees and funding
Other course costs
There may be costs associated with other items or services such as academic texts, course notes, and trips associated with your course.
For further information on the typical additional costs please see the Additional Costs page.
This information is applicable for 2018 entry.