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Education and Psychology (BSc)

Bachelor of Science
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3 years
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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:

  • curriculum design
  • behavioural neuroscience
  • developmental psychology
  • 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.

As a research-led University we undertake a continuous review of our courses to ensure quality enhancement and to manage our resources. As a result, this course may be revised however, any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when and how we might make changes.


What it's like to study Education and Psychology at Southampton

Chloe talks about her experience as a second year Education and Psychology student

Course location

This course is based at Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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