About this course
Psychology is an important resource for educators and policy makers. This course is for those interested in how education evolves, how people learn and how they behave in educational settings. Like a single-honours psychology degree, this course will prepare you for a wide range of psychology careers, as well as education-related jobs and further study.
Our course focuses on the rigorous, scientific study of education alongside the core topics of a psychology degree. You’ll also examine how psychology research applies to education.
You’ll study topics such as:
special educational needs
As part of your degree you can:
study UK and international systems, from primary to post-compulsory education
explore key topics like social justice, inclusion and digital literacy
use our custom observation rooms, eye-movement recording facilities and virtual reality labs
access our Institute for Equity and Effectiveness in Education (IE3), one of the country’s leading institutes for education research
study abroad at one of our exchange partner universities
This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society. It can lead onto Chartered Membership.
This course is based at Highfield, Southampton.
This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.
Download the programme specification
The programme specification sets out the learning outcomes of this course and details how the course is taught and assessed.