Psychology and Education Practice

Inspired by the fact that around 30% of our psychology graduates go on to work in education, this degree combines both disciplines to create a uniquely career focused programme of study. BSc Psychology and Education Practice combines the core elements of our newly designed BSc Psychology with key modules from the School of Education’s unique new programme, BA Education Practice.

Course details

A career focused psychology degree ideal for students wishing to work in education, with hands-on placements in a range of settings, alongside core psychology modules.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

University of Roehampton

Course overview

The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and therefore teaches core areas of psychology, including developmental, social and cognitive psychology. Alongside this, students will also explore inclusive and holistic approaches to teaching and learning, providing a solid grounding in their journey as education practitioners. In the final year the two disciplines merge as students embark on an education career pathway that focuses on neurodevelopmental disorders and educational psychology.

In joining Psychology at Roehampton, you will have the opportunity to become a Mental Health England First-Aider, or train and develop skills in mental health first aid, further expanding your professional development.

This course also has the option of a one year paid work placement, to boost your employability even further.


Entry requirements

Year 1 entry: 112 UCAS points (or equivalent)

Foundation Year entry: 48 UCAS points (or equivalent)

We welcome applications from students studying T Levels.

For all courses we also accept a wide range of other qualifications and experience.

Specific entry requirements:

Applicants will be required to have GCSE mathematics at grade 4 (C) or above.


The core BPS modules prepare students for careers in research, data analytics, mental health and wellbeing, education, communications and policy as well as pathways to becoming a professional psychologist.

The education modules offer an excellent preparation for a one year Primary PGCE leading to Qualified Teacher Status, as well as a route to a Higher Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) qualification.


All modules are core and are worth 15 credits unless specified.

Compulsory modules

  • Lifespan Development and Practice
  • Understanding Inclusion (Special and Inclusive Education 1)
  • Psychology of Resilience and Success
  • Introduction to Psychological Research
  • The Evolution of Psychology
  • Understanding Human Behaviour

Compulsory modules

  • Education Placement (Education Enquiry 2)
  • Cognitive Psychology and Neuroscience
  • Psychological Research: Design, Analysis and Impact
  • Understanding the Individual and Society
  • Development and Transition Across the Lifespan

Compulsory modules

  • Independent Research Project
  • Autism and Other Neurodevelopmental Conditions
  • Psychology in Education
  • Optional modules
  • Wellbeing and Holistic Development (Applying Froebel 3)
  • HTLA Preparation and Inclusion (Higher Level Teaching Assistant Preparation and Inclusion)
  • Becoming a Schoolteacher (Initial Teacher Education Preparation)