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BSc (Hons) Educational Psychology

Discover the fundamental principles of psychology and their application to education on a degree which is accredited by the British Psychological Society and will enable you to link theoretical concepts into real world situations.

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      UCAS Code: C812
      Course Length: 3 Years Full-Time
      Start Dates: September 2022, September 2023
      Subjects: Psychology
      Location: Edge Hill University
      Example Offers: BCC-BBC (A Level) or DMM (BTEC)
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      Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this degree will give you a thorough grounding in the fundamental principles of psychology, the scientific study of mind and behaviour. You focus on the application of psychology in an educational context and how individuals learn and develop. You will also investigate the core areas of psychology and examine how these have been applied to education in the areas of learning, teaching and assessment, while a work placement will help you link these theoretical concepts with real-world situations.

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      In Depth

      What will I study?

      Year 1 begins with introductory modules in psychology. In Semester 1 you will cover cognitive and biological psychology, exploring the relationship between brain and behaviour, perception, memory and intelligence. The course then progresses onto aspects of social and developmental psychology, personality and individual differences. You will also be introduced to research methods and data analysis and be involved in practical research work.

      There is an opportunity to develop academic, personal and interpersonal skills in a specially designed module called Essential Skills in Applied Psychology. The focus is on harnessing key undergraduate skills such as academic reading, writing and critique, group work, finding and presenting information, self-awareness and reflection. Emphasis also includes student personal development, career aspirations and employability. You will look at research methods and will receive an introduction to educational psychology throughout the year, including an examination of the challenges facing education today.

      Year 2 builds on the core areas from Year 1 and introduces applied psychology. You will study four major interrelated areas of psychology (social, developmental, biological and cognitive) helping to develop a critical awareness, improve interpersonal and social skills and understand human behaviour. More advanced research methods will be introduced where you work in groups to conduct qualitative and quantitative research.

      The emphasis upon educational psychology is maintained through a focus on the application of psychology to education in the areas of learning, teaching and assessment. A work placement will be taken at the end of Year 2 which may take place in a school setting or in association with educational psychology providers.

      In Year 3 you will conduct an analysis of your work placement, explore specific areas of educational psychology and undertake a piece of educational psychology research submitted as a dissertation.

      How will I study?

      You will participate in a variety of learning formats including lectures, discussion groups and research workshops.

      You will also complete a work placement at the end of Year 2 within an educational context such as a school, educational psychology service or educational research group. Some placement types are limited and travel may be required.

      How will I be assessed?

      Most modules are assessed by a mixture of examination and coursework, though some are assessed solely by coursework. Coursework assignments might be essays, research project reports, portfolios, group presentations, posters, or the critical analysis of research papers. In addition, in Year 3 you will complete a dissertation.

      Who will be teaching me?

      You will be taught by staff with a wide range of interests in psychology. Members of our team have worked previously in schools, colleges and other educational institutions and conduct research in collaboration with schools and local authorities.

      The Department of Psychology operates a research internship scheme where you may have the opportunity to volunteer to assist with staff research across a range of exciting projects. Previous projects have focused on subjects including eye movements and memory, alcohol and inhibition, autistic traits, attentional bias to pictures and words, personality and offending behaviour, behaviour change and food awareness, multiple perspective taking, the neural underpinnings of action simulation, and the question of whether emojis reveal true emotions.


      The £6million Law and Psychology building provides contemporary teaching and learning facilities for students in the Department of Psychology and the Department of Law and Criminology.

      The three-storey building includes a 250-seat lecture theatre, seminar and tutorial rooms, and social learning areas which encourage a more informal and interactive style of learning. There are also specially designed experimental facilities for psychological research.

      Learning Resources

      Psychology resources include state-of-the-art eye trackers, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) methods, and near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) for examining cognitive functioning and brain activity. Other specialist laboratories include a group testing laboratory, two bi-directional observation rooms, a ‘bar simulation laboratory’ (for alcohol research), audio-visual suites and dedicated IT facilities equipped with subject specific software installed to support experimental work.


      Timetables for your first week are normally available at the end of August prior to enrolment in September. You can expect to receive your timetable for the rest of the academic year during your first week. Please note that while we make every effort to ensure that timetables are as student-friendly as possible, scheduled teaching can take place on any day of the week. Wednesday afternoons are normally reserved for sports and cultural activities.


      Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information, however our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may necessitate alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses.

      Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies, revisions to subject benchmarks statements, to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.


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      Year 1

      Compulsory modules:

      PSY1109Essential Skills in Applied Psychology (20 credits)

      Essential Skills in Applied Psychology develops a range of academic, personal and interpersonal skills designed to enhance your potential both within and beyond university. The focus is on harnessing key undergraduate skills such as academic reading, writing and critique, group working, finding and presenting information, time management, self-awareness and reflection, and applying them in the context of the degree subject. The module takes a holistic approach to applications of theory.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY1112Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology (20 credits)

      Introduction to Cognitive and Biological Psychology considers the processes underlying behaviour (such as perception, sensation and memory) and how human beings are embedded in their world (e.g. by way of their shared biology and learned knowledge). In this way, the module aims to equip you with a broad understanding of basic theories and concepts and a range of interrelated approaches towards the psychological study of human behaviour.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50 (Time-Limited Assessment).

      EDP1001Introduction to Educational Psychology (20 credits)

      Introduction to Educational Psychology provides an overview of a range of key topics relevant to the practice of educational psychology, educational psychology research and interventions informed by psychological theory. The module will examine the psychology which underpins the learning of children and adolescents, explore what motivates children to learn and perform at school, and consider a range of barriers to children’s learning.

      Assessment: Coursework: 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

      PSY1111Introduction to Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology (20 credits)

      Introduction to Personality, Social and Developmental Psychology will familiarise you with the approaches and concepts central to the study of behaviour. The module explores the historical and theoretical concepts of personality and individual differences, social cognition and social and cognitive development.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50 (Time-Limited Assessment).

      PSY1118Investigating Psychology 1 (20 credits)

      Investigating Psychology 1 demonstrates the key approaches to research in cognitive, developmental, social, and biological psychology. You will develop your skills in experimental design, data analysis and data interpretation, and receive training, support and practice in the use of SPSS software to examine psychological research. The module will also enable you to prepare written research reports on studies conducted.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY1119Investigating Psychology 2 (20 credits)

      Investigating Psychology 2 demonstrates the key approaches to research in cognitive, developmental, social, and biological psychology. You will develop your skills in experimental design, data analysis and data interpretation, and receive training, support and practice in the use of SPSS software to examine psychological research. The module will also enable you to prepare written research reports on studies conducted.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Year 2

      Compulsory modules:

      PSY2115Biological Psychology (20 credits)

      Biological Psychology studies the human nervous system, including its structure and functioning. There will be a particular focus upon the brain. You will learn in detail the processes by which messages are passed through the system and the way the brain interacts with the hormones of the endocrine system in order to preserve life. The methods by which the brain is commonly researched will also be explored in order to provide a basis for understanding much current research and theorising in psychology.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY2114Cognitive Psychology (20 credits)

      Cognitive Psychology will examine both classic and contemporary research that has led to the development of theories regarding how attention, perception and memory all function. The module will also examine how each of these components interact during everyday tasks. You will consider how thinking, language and emotion enable us to reason about, and interact meaningfully with, the external world, gaining an understanding of the processes used to communicate, comprehend, and use information and knowledge.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50 (Time-Limited Assessment).

      PSY2112Developmental Psychology (20 credits)

      Developmental Psychology addresses the processes involved in key aspects of human development and their relevant applications in real world settings. It will focus mainly (though not exclusively) on development in childhood including areas such as cognition, memory, language, emotional, and social development. Emphasis will be placed on the evaluation of key theories and psychological research that have informed our understanding of development in these areas.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

      PSY2116Research Methods and Data Analysis (20 credits)

      Research Methods and Data Analysis provides you with the skills necessary to design, execute and report your own research. A particular emphasis is placed on data analysis: quantitative techniques (analysis of variance and regression) and qualitative techniques (grounded theory and phenomenological analysis). These data analysis skills will be essential for carrying out dissertations and are also highly valued by employers.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY2113Social Psychology (20 credits)

      Social Psychology reveals the extent to which social influences and interactions are pervasive in affecting individual behaviour, while also considering how the actions of an individual in turn affect other individuals and groups. You will develop an awareness of the relationship between person and situation and examine how this dynamic relationship both influences, and is crucial to, the understanding of behaviour.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Written Exam(s): 50 (Time-Limited Assessment).

      EDP2004The Psychology of Teaching, Learning and Instruction (20 credits)

      The Psychology of Teaching, Learning and Instruction questions what actually constitutes ‘learning’ and ‘teaching’ along with psychological theory and research about how this is best achieved in practice. An important part of this module will be for you to gain experience of the application of theory and research in practice, achieved by conducting a micro-teaching exercise with peers and reflecting on the experience.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      Year 3

      Compulsory modules:

      PSY3135Dissertation (30 credits)

      Dissertation requires you to carry out a piece of research for which, with tutorial support, you have responsibility for designing, gathering data, analysing data, and reporting the findings. You will work independently and demonstrate a high degree of autonomy and initiative in managing your work.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY3129Personality and Individual Differences (20 credits)

      Personality and Individual Differences influence all aspects of human behaviour. Knowledge and understanding of the nature of individual differences and the processes by which they influence our behaviours and motivations in everyday life is at the very essence of human psychology. Such knowledge is relevant in key disciplines such as clinical and forensic psychology, as well as to individuals generally in their efforts to understand what makes people ‘tick’. This module will explore and evaluate theories and research that have advanced our knowledge and understanding of this key area of psychology. It will develop your capacity for critical thinking, for active and independent learning, and for effective communication and teamwork.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      EDP3101Psychology Placement: Linking Theory to Practice (20 credits)

      Psychology Placement: Linking Theory to Practice represents the academic component of a work-based placement. It is an extended piece of critical reflection conduced through independent study and supported by tutorials.

      Assessment: Coursework: 75%, Practical(s): 25%.

      PSY3136Reflections and Future Directions (10 credits)

      Reflections and Future Directions considers the historical and conceptual issues in psychology from an informed perspective, using knowledge and understanding acquired throughout the degree. You will learn to acknowledge your own individual role as a prospective psychology graduate within a wider context, recognising and maximising the skills acquired throughout the programme, in preparation for future employment or further study.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      You will select two of the following optional modules:

      PSY3133Applied Psychopharmacology (20 credits)

      Applied Psychopharmacology examines the mechanisms by which drugs, both legal and illegal, exact their effects once consumed. Examples of illegal drugs to be covered include cannabis, ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine, whilst coverage of legal drugs will include alcohol and caffeine. Consideration will also be given to some common food ingredients such as polyphenols.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY3132Applying Psychology to Lifestyle Behaviour (20 credits)

      Applying Psychology to Lifestyle Behaviour explores the role of psychology applied to the context of lifestyle. Specifically, the module considers the application of theory and evidence-based research to help you better understand, predict and change lifestyle-related behaviours. In addition this module will elucidate how psychological concepts are linked to both healthy and unhealthy lifestyles in the real-world.

      Assessment: Written Exam(s): 40%, Practical(s): 60%.

      PSY3123Clinical and Abnormal Psychology (20 credits)

      Clinical and Abnormal Psychology introduces you to the exciting world of clinical psychology and psychiatric disorders. The module will provide you with a thorough understanding of a variety of perspectives in psychology and how they apply to mental health. You will develop your understanding and assess the relative merits of the medical/clinical model (diagnosis and treatment) of specific disorders, which may include schizophrenia, personality disorders, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorders, bipolar disorders and cognitive disorders related to ageing and autistic spectrum disorders. Overall, the module will encourage you to critically analyse the medical model of mental health, as seen from historical, social, psychopharmacological (neuroscience/neuropsychological) and medical perspectives.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      PSY3143Cognitive Neuroscience (20 credits)

      Cognitive Neuroscience explores an area that aims to understand the mechanisms of human thought by asking how mental processes such as perception, memory, language and emotion are implemented within the brain. An explosion of new methods dependent on computers and brain imaging has led to enormous progress in this field and allows an array of new problems to be tackled directly. This module provides you with an understanding of how research in cognitive neuroscience has informed our understanding of cognitive processes in the brain. You will discover how to describe and critically evaluate the experimental methods most frequently used by psychologists working in cognitive neuroscience and explore their relative suitability in a variety of domains.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      PSY3146Evolutionary Psychology (20 credits)

      Evolutionary Psychology explores adaptive influences on behaviour and equips you with an understanding of evolutionary science and the contributions of evolutionary psychology to our current understanding of the brain and behaviour. Most psychologists and psychology researchers believe that the neural mechanisms that underpin our psychological abilities and propensities are the product of evolution – of natural, kin, and sexual selection. Furthermore, the general principles of evolution can be applied not only at species level but also at an individual level in terms of how a person’s neural and functional processing evolves as a function of their environment. By studying evolutionary psychology, you will gain knowledge of the origins of behaviour that challenges traditional assumptions about humans, their minds, and their collective interaction. The module will empower your critical evaluation of personal, social and cultural issues in your future employment and everyday life.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY3139Forensic Psychology: Eyewitnesses and Suspects (20 credits)

      Forensic Psychology: Eyewitnesses and Suspects examines the expanding field of forensic psychology. The aim is to help you understand human behaviour and its underlying thoughts, feelings and motivations, with particular reference to criminal behaviour. You will develop the expertise to assess evidence about human behaviour and garner a wide range of skills in relation to forensic investigation. You will be introduced to some of the skills that forensic psychologists use when investigating eyewitness reports and offenders and consider related theories and associated research evidence.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40 (Time-Limited Assessment).

      EDP3105Foundations for Learning (20 credits)

      Foundations for Learning examines some of the key areas in early years education from a psychological perspective. The primary focus will be on communication and language development, physical education, and personal, social and emotional development. The module will critically evaluate how development in these areas may be enhanced via play, movement activities, music, song and drawing. The concept of school readiness will be critically evaluated, with particular reference to international comparisons in the development of pre-school foundation skills, as well as the longer term impact on subsequent academic attainments and socio-emotional development.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY3147Learning to Thrive (20 credits)

      Learning to Thrive pulls together all the key aspects of multiple psychological approaches in pursuit of life opportunities. The module takes a 360 degree approach, including both blockers and enablers for personal development, from foundations in neuroplasticity to applications in positive psychology, with the aim of helping you to acquire the necessary self knowledge, psychological knowledge, and experiential learning required to thrive in the 21st century. Key topics include positive psychology, goal setting, understanding stress, 21st century skills, and self-actualisation. A further distinctive component of the module is the opportunity to undertake the first stage of the Zing Performance neurodevelopmental programme which will be provided free of charge. Students who complete further Zing Performance activities may be eligible for accreditation for personal neurodevelopment with Zing.

      Assessment: Coursework: 75%, Practical(s): 25%.

      PSY3138Mind, Brain and Behaviour: The Foundations of Psychological Explanation (20 credits)

      Mind, Brain and Behaviour: The Foundations of Psychological Explanation is concerned with psychological explanation in two contexts: first, in our everyday use of psychological concepts, and secondly, as it is informed by research in disciplines such as psychology, cognitive neuroscience, philosophy, linguistics and artificial intelligence.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      EDP3102Psychological Predictors of Learning and Achievement (20 credits)

      Psychological Predictors of Learning and Achievement examines how psychological factors can influence, and are in turn influenced by, learning and achievement. The module will focus on the beliefs of students about themselves as learners (including individual perceptions of one’s own abilities and competencies), academic motivation, academic emotions (particularly a fear of failure) and the classroom environment.

      Assessment: Written Exam(s): 50 (Time-Limited Assessment), Practical(s): 50%.

      PSY3131Psychology and the Virtual World (20 credits)

      Psychology and the Virtual World will examine psychological underpinnings and experiences associated with a range of different virtual environments. These include video gaming, internet use and social networking. There will be a particular focus on the application of recent psychological research and how it provides an insight into the technological experiences which comprise a substantial part of modern day life.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      PSY3140Psychology in the Courtroom (20 credits)

      Psychology in the Courtroom specialises in the area of ‘applied’ forensic psychology and examines psychological underpinnings and experiences associated with a range of factors that influence decision making in the courtroom. These include jury decision making, expert witness testimony, witness credibility, defendant appearance and cross-examination techniques. Across the module, there will be particular focus on how psychological theory and research has aided our understanding of real-world issues in an applied context.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Written Exam(s): 40 (Time-Limited Assessment).

      PSY3144Psychology of Language (20 credits)

      Psychology of Language provides you with the fundamental issues in the psychological study of language. The issues include language production and comprehension, first and second language acquisition on the oral and sign domains, language disorders, and various applied topics (such as embodiment, and language in the internet). The module also introduces research methods in psycholinguistics.

      Assessment: Coursework: 60%, Practical(s): 40%.

      PSY3122Psychology of Substance Misuse (20 credits)

      Psychology of Substance Misuse examines various aspects of substance misuse (including the misuse of alcohol) from a psychological perspective which will also be informed by other academic perspectives, such as those of brain science and sociology respectively. A broad range of psychological consequences of substance misuse, such as memory impairments, will be studied and the psychological interventions for substance misuse will be examined.

      Assessment: Coursework: 100%.

      PSY3130Research Technologies and Tools (20 credits)

      Research Technologies and Tools gives you practical experience of using research technologies commonly used within the discipline such as E-Prime (an experimental presentation software used for measuring reaction times), Biopac (a physiological arousal measurement tool) and diagnostic tools (such as the Wechsler Abbreviated Intelligence Scale). These skills will be useful for all students wishing to conduct further Postgraduate studies in Psychology, where an understanding of research technologies will be advantageous.

      Assessment: Practical(s): 100%.

      PSY3142Social Neuroscience (20 credits)

      Social Neuroscience is a module focused on social interaction, recognising it as a critical aspect of day-to-day life, crucial to how we perceive each other, how we interpret behaviour and intentions, and then plan and react accordingly. It will explore the different processes and abilities that together make social interaction possible, as well as the impairments and deficits that can occur.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

      EDP3104Special Educational Needs (20 credits)

      Special Educational Needs examines special educational needs (SEN) within the school system by providing an understanding of psychological research and its applicability to this area. The module will take into consideration the policies and strategies behind supporting SEN in school, with particular attention to autism and dyslexia. In addition, this module will explore both the history of SEN and the new direction it is taking.

      Assessment: Coursework: 75%, Practical(s): 25%.

      PSY3120Work Psychology (20 credits)

      Work Psychology develops your understanding of the application of psychology to people in terms of their lives at the workplace, their economic and work-relevant behaviour, and as participants in organisations. The module builds on knowledge acquired in earlier modules such as knowledge, skill, and decision making in cognitive psychology, individual differences in social psychology, and motivation. Many of the themes identified are explored in an applied context in this module.

      Assessment: Coursework: 50%, Practical(s): 50%.

      Optional modules provide an element of choice within the programme curriculum. The availability of optional modules may vary from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. This means that the availability of specific optional modules cannot be guaranteed. Optional module selection may also be affected by timetabling requirements.

      Entry Criteria

      Entry Requirements

      Typical offer 104-112 UCAS Tariff points, for which no specific subjects are required, plus GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent).

      Please note, for the purposes of studying psychology, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

      Example Offers

      Some examples of how you can achieve 104-112 UCAS Tariff points are detailed below.

      • A Level: BCC-BBC;
      • BTEC Extended Diploma (or combination of BTEC QCF qualifications): Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM);
      • T Level: Overall grade of Merit;
      • International Baccalaureate (IB): We are happy to accept IB qualifications which achieve the required number of UCAS Tariff points;
      • Access to Higher Education Diploma: 45 credits at Level 3, for example 9 credits at Distinction and 36 credits at Merit or 15 credits at Distinction and 30 credits at Merit. The required total can be attained from various credit combinations.

      Please note, the above examples may differ from actual offers made. A combination of A Level and BTEC awards may also be accepted.

      If you have a minimum of two A Levels (or equivalent), there is no maximum number of qualifications that we will accept UCAS points from. This includes additional qualifications such as Extended Project Qualification (EPQ), AS Levels that haven’t been continued to A Level, and General Studies AS or A Level awards.

      For further information on how you can meet the entry requirements, including details of alternative qualifications, please visit

      EU students can get country-specific information about the University’s entry requirements and equivalent national qualifications at

      International students should visit for information on the entry criteria for overseas applicants.

      English Language Requirements

      International students require IELTS 6.0, with a score no lower than 5.5 in each individual component, or an equivalent English language qualification.

      If your current level of English is half a band or one band lower, either overall or in one or two elements, you may want to consider our Pre-Sessional English course.

      Are there any alternative ways to meet the entry requirements?

      If you have the ability to study for a degree but lack the necessary qualifications or confidence, our Fastrack: Preparation for Higher Education course could be for you. This free, seven-week programme provides a great opportunity to enhance your study skills and subject knowledge and demonstrate that you are ready to study a particular subject with us, in lieu of achieving the UCAS Tariff points in the entry criteria.

      Upon successful completion of a Fastrack course, you will be well placed to progress onto a corresponding Edge Hill University degree, although additional entry requirements may apply and the availability of specific programmes cannot be guaranteed. For more information, visit

      Career Prospects

      What are my career prospects?

      This programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided the minimum standard of a lower second class honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist.

      Career paths include postgraduate training, educational psychology, clinical psychology, work psychology, health psychology, teaching (further training required), research in further and higher education, personnel, advertising and the caring professions.

      It is important to recognise that training in educational psychology is acquired through postgraduate education and supervised practice, not through an undergraduate degree. On completion of this programme, you will require further training to practice as a chartered educational psychologist.

      How can I enhance my employability?

      It is useful to consider, even before you apply, how you will spend your time while studying and make the most of your university experience.

      Optional, additional activities may be available on this degree which could help to prepare you for a stimulating and rewarding career. These include:

      • Sandwich Years – you may have the opportunity to apply to complete a sandwich year placement, usually as the third year of a four year degree, and gain highly relevant work experience;
      • Studying Abroad – you may have the opportunity to apply to spend time studying or working abroad, usually as the third year of a four year degree, enabling you to immerse yourself in a different culture;
      • Learning a Language – you may be able to participate in Language Steps classes, delivered at the Edge Hill Language Centre, as additional study.

      Please note, the availability of these additional activities cannot be guaranteed for all students. Depending on availability and the number of students wanting to participate, there may be a competitive application process for sandwich year placements or studying abroad opportunities or you may be required to secure a relevant placement yourself.


      Tuition Fees

      If you are a prospective UK student who will be joining this undergraduate degree in academic year 2022/23, the tuition fee will be £9,250 a year. Tuition fees for international students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2022/23 are £15,000 a year.

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme, as well as Irish nationals, may be eligible for the UK tuition fee rate.

      The University may administer a small inflationary rise in tuition fees, in line with Government policy, in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

      Financial Support

      Subject to eligibility, UK students joining this undergraduate degree can apply for a Tuition Fee Loan from the Government to cover the full cost of tuition fees. UK students enrolling on the programme may also be eligible to apply for additional funding to help with living costs.

      For comprehensive information about the financial support available to eligible UK students joining this programme in academic year 2022/23, together with details of how to apply for potential funding, please view our Money Matters 2022/23 guide at

      EU/EEA and Swiss students who have settled or pre-settled status under the EU Settlement Scheme may be eligible to apply for financial support. Irish nationals should ordinarily apply to Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please see for further details.

      Financial support information for international students can be found at


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      These scholarships aren’t linked to academic success and celebrate determination, talent and achievement beyond your coursework, for instance in creativity, enterprise, ICT, performance, sport or volunteering.

      To find out more about scholarships, to assess your eligibility, and to meet some of our dedicated scholarship winners, visit


      How to Apply

      Apply online through UCAS at

      Visit to find out more about the application process.

      Further information for international students about how to apply is available at

      Should you accept an offer of a place to study with us and formally enrol as a student, you will be subject to the provisions of the regulations, rules, codes, conditions and policies which apply to our students. These are available at

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      If you are considering applying to study at Edge Hill University, the best way to gain an insight into student life is to discover our stunning campus for yourself by attending an open day. You can view dates and book your place at

      Alternatively, if you are unable to attend an open day, you can find out more about our full range of events for prospective students, including campus tours and virtual activities, at

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      Get in Touch

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      International students should visit or email [email protected] with any queries about overseas study.

      Course Changes

      Expand All This tab outlines any material changes to course content, programme structure, assessment methods, entry criteria, and modes of study or delivery, implemented in the past two years. Future material changes will be added here as amends are made to course information.

      20th April 2022 - Learning to Thrive

      PSY3147 Learning to Thrive (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.

      25th January 2022 - Clarification of Entry Requirements

      Please note, for the purposes of studying psychology, level 2 literacy and numeracy qualifications are not considered as equivalent to GCSE Grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and Mathematics.

      12th March 2021 - New Module Added

      PSY3146 Evolutionary Psychology (20 credits) added as an optional module in Year 3.

      Covid-19 - Educational Psychology Essential Information

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