This programme is designed for students who possess a broad range of interests in the interdisciplinary area of Education and Psychology. It provides a valuable first qualification for those seeking employment in a variety of settings including private or public sectors, social and educational research, educational development within the community, education-related work within charity organisations, and the full range of psychology careers. In addition, it will provide a useful stepping stone to further study in Education or Psychology at either Masters or Doctorate level, or in PGCE Primary, Secondary or FE teaching.
View the current programme specification document for this course
(As part of the normal quality and improvement cycle the degree programmes will be validated again in the Autumn of 2016. For full validation process, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/validation)
All applications from UK, EU and International students for this course must be made through the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). For more information, see How to Apply.
This degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means that if you successfully complete a specific pathway within the degree you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS. Successful completion of a BPS-accredited undergraduate degree is a requirement for entry to most postgraduate and professional training programmes in different Psychology specialisms.
Teaching as a career
With this degree, followed by a PGCE, you would be able to teach at Primary, Secondary or FE level.
For all enquiries, contact our Undergraduate Admissions Team, Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2619, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
In the 2016 National Student Survey, of our BSc Education and Psychology students:
- 98% were satisfied with the learning resources
- 94% agreed that staff are good at explaining things
Typical entry requirements
|GCSE||Grade C minimum in Maths and English.|
|GCE A-level||AAB or equivalent, for example BTEC (DDD).
If you have been eligible for the Access to Southampton (A2S) scheme we may make an alternative conditional offer, typically BBB.|
|International Baccalaureate||34 points, 17 at higher level.|
The programme will welcome both UK/EU and international students, and those with different educational, social and cultural backgrounds. Successful completion of the University of Southampton’s International Foundation Year guarantees progression to this degree programme.
For those whose first language is not English, the programme will follow the University policy to provide evidence of competence in English. We normally ask for an score of IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each component. You can find out more about pre-sessional language support here.
Other qualifications, including those from other countries
These are considered individually.
The University of Southampton is committed to widening participation and ensuring that all students with the potential to succeed, regardless of their background, are encouraged to apply to study with us. The additional information gained through contextual data supports our admissions teams to recognise a student’s potential to succeed in the context of their background and experience. Students who flagged in this way will be made an offer which is lower than the typical offer for that programme
A typical contextual offer is ABB from three A levels or the equivalent from alternative qualifications.
Please see our contextual admissions pages for more information.
- Average applications per place:
For further enquiries about the course content, please contact David Galbraith in the Southampton Education School, Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 9491 or Tina Birring, Senior Administrative Officer, Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 2619, Email: email@example.com. Some applicants may be invited for interview before an offer is made.
This page contains specific entry requirements for this course. Find out about
entry requirements and qualifications for your country.
Typical course content
As part of the normal quality and improvement cycle this degree programme will be validated* again in the Autumn of 2016. Module names may change as part of validation process*. Eight modules are taken each year, four in each semester. Each single module is worth 15 CATS points. Apart from the Year 1 free choices, modules are delivered by either the School of Education or the School of Psychology.
If your programme allows you to choose free electives, you can also take a credit bearing language module. These are split into seven stages, from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level. Please consult with your home department as to any regulations concerning module options.
In addition to this, our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers our students the chance to take optional modules outside their core disciplines. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future.
*Courses subject to validation
Validation is a process by which the University approves programmes of study. Any taught degree leading to a University of Southampton award is required to go through programme validation. For full validation process, visit www.southampton.ac.uk/validation
Innovation modules outside of your subject area
Our Curriculum Innovation Programme offers you the chance to take optional modules outside of your chosen subject area. This allows you to personalise your education, to develop new skills and knowledge for your future. Modules range from "Living and working on the web" to "Business skills for employability".
View the Curriculum Innovation modules for this course
Learn a language
Some of our courses also give you the option of taking a language module, which can count towards your degree. These modules cover ten languages and range from absolute beginner to near-native speaker level.
View the language modules on offer for this course
The Year 1 free option modules may be chosen from Education (BSc Education Studies), Psychology (BSc Psychology), or elsewhere in the University, subject to availability.
Please note: This specification provides a concise summary of the main features of the
programme and the learning outcomes that a typical
student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if s/he takes full advantage
of the learning opportunities that are provided.
More detailed information can be found in the programme handbook (or other appropriate guide
View the full list of course fees
Course fees for 2017/18 full-time UK and EU undergraduate students are typically
£9,250 per year.
Tuition fees for international students differ between each course. Most
part-time courses cost 50% of the full-time fee.
Explore funding opportunities
Scholarships, bursaries or grants may be available to support you through your
Funding opportunities available to you are linked to your subject area and/or
your country of origin.
These can be from the University of Southampton or other sources.
Costs associated with this course
Students are responsible for meeting the cost of essential textbooks, and of producing such
essays, assignments, laboratory reports and dissertations as are required to fulfil the
academic requirements for each programme of study.
There will also be further costs for the following, not purchasable
from the University:
|Equipment||Approved calculators: Candidates may use calculators in the examination room only as specified by the University and as permitted by the rubric of individual examination papers. The University approved model is Casio FX-570 This may be purchased from any source and no longer needs to carry the University logo.|
|Stationery||You will be expected to provide your own day-to-day stationery items, e.g. pens, pencils, notebooks, etc. Any specialist stationery items will be specified under the Additional Costs tab of the relevant module profile.|
|Books||Where a module specifies core texts these should generally be available on the reserve list in the library. However due to demand, students may prefer to buy their own copies. These can be purchased from any source.
Some modules suggest reading texts as optional background reading. The library may hold copies of such texts, or alternatively you may wish to purchase your own copies. Although not essential reading, you may benefit from the additional reading materials for the module.|
|Placements||Travel costs: Some optional modules may require attendance at schools or other educational institutions. You will be required to pay for any travel costs incurred in attending these institutions.|
|Placements||Disclosure and Barring Certificates or Clearance: You will be expected to pay for the costs of Disclosure and Barring Certificates.|
In some cases you'll be able to choose modules (which may have different costs associated
with that module) which will change the overall cost of a programme to you. Please also
ensure you read the section on additional costs in the University’s Fees, Charges and
Expenses Regulations in the University Calendar available at www.calendar.soton.ac.uk.