Our Education and Psychology degree will give you expert scientific training in the relationship between the mind, brain, and behaviour, together with an excellent grounding in education policy, child development, and educational neuroscience.
You will develop an in-depth understanding of educational practice in a digital age, education in national and international contexts, leadership and management, and diversity and wellbeing in education.
You will learn about the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, developing a solid foundation in cognitive, social, developmental, clinical, and biological psychology.
Throughout your studies, you will develop excellent research, critical analysis, and communication skills, as well as a high degree of numeracy and ICT ability.
WHY EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY AT SWANSEA?
Our Psychology department has an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014: we are one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of our work.
We are also ranked 5th in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2018.
The Psychology element of the degree is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and, providing you achieve at least a 2:2 in your degree, you will be eligible for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC), the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
YOUR EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Our flexible degree structure with an extensive range of final year optional modules gives you the scope to tailor your studies to your particular interests, career goals, or ambitions for post-graduate study.
Work placements in schools, local authorities, business, or charities in your second and third years will enhance your career prospects and build your experience and interpersonal skills.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
EDUCATION AND PSYCHOLOGY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
As this BPS accredited degree is the first step towards pursuing a professional career in Psychology, many of our graduates have gone on to further study or work in specialist psychology fields.
The typical starting salary for an NHS trainee clinical psychologist is £25,783. As your career progresses you could earn between £47,088 and £81,000 or higher. Salaries in private practice vary.
There are many rewarding careers that build on the combined disciplines of psychology and education, including prison education, the education of looked after children, lifelong learning, special educational needs, and community education.
Graduates have also pursued careers in education, teaching English as a foreign language, government and local authorities, research, health and social care, management, and marketing.