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Are you interested in psychology and education, how children and young people learn, or their mental and emotional well-being? Perhaps you already work, or would you like to work, with children and young people in educational settings and want to enhance your academic knowledge and professional practice. Birkbeck’s Psychology for Education Professionals (FdSc) offers a unique opportunity to explore how current psychological understanding can enhance professional practice. You will focus on issues of particular relevance to the everyday experience of educators, including children’s intellectual, social and emotional development, communication and relationship building, working in partnership with parents and carers, working in multidisciplinary teams, and reflective practice.
This Foundation Degree was devised following extensive consultation with managers and experts in both psychology and education. An advisory panel of professionals continues to contribute to the development of the programme, ensuring that it stays current and relevant to the needs of educators and of children. You will have access to extensive support as part of your lectures and through additional study days and workshops. Once you graduate, you will have the opportunity to continue your studies in a range of specialist areas. The Department of Psychological Sciences is strongly oriented towards research and contains the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging and the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling. Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked fifth in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF) and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked fifth in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality. Psychology at Birkbeck is ranked third best in London, ninth in the UK and 85th globally in the 2019 Times Higher Education World University Rankings by Subject.
CAREERS AND EMPLOYABILITY
Graduates can pursue careers in psychology and education. This degree may also be useful for those considering teaching, family support work, or working with children with special needs, and for people considering educational psychology (although students considering this career will need to obtain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society). Students who successfully complete this Foundation Degree can continue their studies to undergraduate degree level via a number of routes focusing on the aspect of the course most suitable to their future needs. We offer a comprehensive Careers and Employability Service to help you advance your career, while our in-house, professional recruitment consultancy, Birkbeck Talent, works with London’s top employers to help you gain work experience that fits in with your evening studies.