You will acquire knowledge and skills in two dynamic and related disciplines. You will study biological, cognitive, social, personality and developmental aspects of psychology, and have the opportunity to apply psychological theory and research to real-life educational settings.
Studying Education and Psychology at Liverpool Hope will help you to develop academically as you engage with evidence and research, professionally as you link theory to practice, preparing you for a wide variety of work contexts, and personally as you think more deeply about your own values and aspirations.
Successful completion of the programme students will lead to Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society (GBC). GBC provides access to postgraduate training programmes accredited by the Society: GBC is a prerequisite for many BPS-accredited postgraduate and doctoral programmes which lead to full Chartered Psychologist status.
This combined honours degree affords students the opportunity to study psychology even if they do not have a background in science, equipping them with the knowledge and skills for a wide range of professions such as educational or clinical psychology, counselling, research, teaching, healthcare, marketing and human resources.
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Teaching on this degree is structured into lectures, where all students are taught together, seminars of smaller groups of around 15-20 students, and tutorials which typically have no more than 10 students. Our emphasis on individual student attention means that class sizes are small, allowing the tutor to personally support you whenever you need. You will also have a one-to-one meeting with your tutor each week.
In your first year of study there are approximately 12 teaching hours each week, which reduces to approximately 10 teaching hours in your second and third years.
On top of teaching hours, first year students have a fieldwork placement for three days at our Plas Caerdeon facility in North Wales, and will also undertake an observational study over a day at Chester Zoo. Throughout your studies, on top of teaching hours you are also expected to spend a number of hours each week reading, collecting and analysing data, and undertaking assignments through materials on Moodle, our VLE.
Our Major and Single Hon degrees in Psychology are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This means that upon completion of your studies you will become eligible for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC). This will give you access to the postgraduate training courses of the BPS and will be your first major step in becoming a professional psychologist.
There are a number of written assessments to complete throughout the year. These may include individual reports/analyses, group presentations supported by a report, in-class tests, and essays. There will also be two final exams at the end of each year.
On this programme you will study how people think, feel and behave. Psychology is based on scientific principles and involves a range of teaching, reading and practical work to investigate how people perceive the world, structure their thinking, solve problems, interact with other people and much more.
In Education you will study a number of contemporary issues in education and society. This will include analysing education policy and practice related to social justice, citizenship, and pedagogy. You will complete a placement and examine your own development as a Hope Education Professional through reflective and critical thinking as you develop your own informed philosophy of education.
Study with us and you will enjoy research-oriented teaching by lecturers with publications in a wide range of national and international journals. Teaching is in classrooms, lecture theatres and state-of-the-art research laboratories. Liverpool Hope's Health Sciences Building includes, a “Child Lab” with full observation equipment, a colour vision lab, an Eye Tracker lab, an EEG lab, an fNIRS lab as well as booths for cognition and perception experiments, and dedicated space and software for proficient transcription. We regularly take our ChildLab out into the community and schools to work with young people and their families.
You will develop comprehensive statistical and qualitative analytical skills during the process of your studies, and alongside this, will be steered from being a dependent learner to an independent learner fully equipped to undertake your own research project / dissertation in your honours year.
|UCAS Tariff Points||112 UCAS Tariff points must come from a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent). Additional points can be made up from a range of alternative qualifications|
|Access to HE||112 Tariff Points|
|Irish Leaving Certificate||112 Tariff Points from Higher Level qualifications only|
|Welsh Baccalaureate||This qualification can only be accepted in conjunction with other relevant qualifications|
|Subject Requirements||GCSE grade C (Level 4 in the new grading system) or equivalent in Mathematics.|
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6.0 overall (with reading and writing at 6.0) and no individual score lower than 5.5. We also accept a wide range of International Qualifications. For more information, please visit our English Language Requirements page.
The programme prepares students for a career in Psychology and Education. The qualification will provide access to a wide variety of careers within and outside of education contexts (formal and informal) equipping students with the knowledge and skills for a wide range of professions such as educational or clinical psychology, counselling, research, teaching, healthcare, marketing and human resources.
Students will be provided with the opportunity to connect their academic learning with the practice of education by conducting a placement in a professional setting with a school, community organisation, charity, museum or other relevant organisation.
The Service and Leadership Award (SALA) is offered as an extra-curricular programme involving service-based experiences, development of leadership potential and equipping you for a career in a rapidly changing world. It enhances your degree, it is something which is complimentary but different and which has a distinct ‘value-added’ component. Find out more on our Service and Leadership Award page.
As part of your degree, you can choose to spend either a semester or a full year of study at one of our partner universities as part of our Study Abroad programme. Find out more on our Study Abroad page.
The tuition fees for 2019/20 are £9,250 for full-time undergraduate courses.
If you are a student from the Isle of Man or the Channel Islands, your tuition fees will also be £9,250.
The University reserves the right to increase Home and EU Undergraduate and PGCE tuition fees in line with any inflationary or other increase authorised by the Secretary of State for future years of study, meaning that your fees will likely increase with each year of study.
We have a range of scholarships to help with the cost of your studies. Visit our funding page to find out more.
The International tuition fees for the 2020/21 academic year are £11,400 (provisional) per year for full-time undergraduate courses.
Visit our International fees page for more information.
This degree is only available to study as a Single Honours.