BSc (Hons)

Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology)

Primary students learning
Top
10
In the UK for Psychology
in The Guardian University Guide 2020
  • UCAS code(s): C806 (full-time) / C807 (sandwich)
  • Level(s) of study: Undergraduate
  • Study mode(s): Full-time / Sandwich
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: September 2020
  • Course duration: Three years full-time / Four years placement

This engaging British Psychology Society (BPS) accredited Psychology (Educational and Development Psychology)* degree focuses on the psychological development within educational settings as well as inclusion and support needs within educational Institutions. Our students benefit from over 90 academic experts and weekly research seminars, and have access to first-class laboratory suites.

The course covers all the core areas of Psychology stipulated by the BPS curriculum. This includes the workings of the brain; the processes and mechanisms of human thinking, feeling and behaviour; and how psychologists, psychological research and therapy can make a tangible and positive difference to people’s lives and society. You'll also consider how all of these impact and relate to forensic psychology.

Degree Options:

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Educational and Development Psychology) C806

BSc (Hons) Psychology (Educational and Development Psychology) (Sandwich) C807 – this is a four-year course that includes a work placement year.

*BPS accreditation subject to approval.

Why choose this course?

Teaching and Research Excellence

By joining a psychology course at NTU you’ll be part of a research active community.

  • You’ll design and carry out your own research in your final year and you may have the opportunity to compete for paid work as a research assistant between Year Two and Three.
  • 60% of our research outputs were considered to be internationally excellent or world leading in REF 2014 and 100% of our research impact is internationally excellent with 73% described as world leading.
  • We’re a top 10 University for psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

Professional skills and recognition

  • Our Psychology courses** are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) so as long as you graduate with at least a 2.2 honours degree you will be eligible to receive the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS – a necessary qualification if you wish to pursue further training and a career as a professional psychologist.
  • You can gain practical experience between Years Two and Three as well as undertake a work placement or study abroad at one of our partner institutions.
  • You also have the option of choosing to complete a four year course which includes a year-long work placement.
  • In your final year you'll get the opportunity to take part in our Worked Based Psychology Practice module. Offering you the chance to experience life as a consultant psychologist, providing psychological solutions to real-world problems.

** BPS accreditation subject to approval and does not include Psychology courses in Nottingham Law School, or Nottingham Institute of Education

A personalised experience

  • Tailor your learning experience – with a range of optional modules and pathways, you can pursue your own interests and begin to shape your learning towards further study and / or a particular career.
  • You will have the chance to tailor-make your studies by choosing options from a unique blend of modules across two subjects.

Expert staff and specialist facilities

  • Study in one of the largest psychology departments in the UK. You will be taught and supervised by over 90 expert psychologists who have a diverse range of interests and research areas.
  • You'll be able to take full advantage of our excellent teaching laboratory suite. The facilities and equipment are exclusively for our psychology students, and will help you carry out your own research and data analysis.

What you'll study

*We are currently reviewing the content of our courses to ensure that they remain relevant and current to our students’ future ambitions and to society. Please continue to check this course webpage for the latest developments.

The course is a specialised variant of our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree, with tailored modules towards an Educational and Developmental Psychology emphasis in Years One and Two and a focus on our psychological development within educational settings and extends to inclusion and support needs in educational institutions in your final year.

Your first two years of your degree are designed to provide you with a thorough grounding in all core areas of psychology. You'll complete an introduction to psychology and core modules in biological, social, developmental and cognitive psychology, as well as undertaking training in research methods and statistics.

You'll also complete bespoke modules that explore the academic and professional context of psychology with a particular focus on this specialism. Further specialisation takes place in the final year where most modules will be related to the specialism. You'll also complete a research project in psychology, focused on a topic of your choosing under the supervision of a research-active member of staff.

You can also take part in the innovative Work Based Psychology Practice module, a unique feature of psychology at NTU. Taking on the role of a consultant psychologist, you will work on real-life problem scenarios supplied by external organisations, and provide evidence-based solutions to these organisations.

Four-year placement course

You also have the option of choosing to complete a four-year course that includes a year-long work placement in between Year Two and Year Three. You must apply with the UCAS code C807 to be considered for the four-year sandwich or placement course.

Study abroad

If you are on the three-year full-time course, you may also have the chance to study abroad at one of our partner universities. You'll decide early on in your first year if you would like to apply to take part in the exchange programme. You would study abroad between Year Two and Year Three, and it would therefore involve extending the course length to four years. The study abroad option is only available for students on the three-year full-time route, and therefore you must apply with the UCAS code C806.

  • Year One

    Core modules

    Psychology Tutorials

    These tutorials aim to develop your academic skills, including in critical thinking, evaluating psychological research, research, debating and presenting.

    Psychological in Context (Educational and Developmental Psychology)

    This module examines the diversity of psychology within its current academic and professional context with an emphasis on (but not limited to) education and development psychology.

    Research Methods One

    An introduction to a variety of research methods used in psychology. You have the opportunity to develop and practice report-writing skills, understand experimentation and self-report methods, and gain practical experience. You will run and report upon your study in groups. You will be required to formulate hypotheses, search for and review any relevant literature in the library, prepare necessary materials or instruments, select a sample, collect and analyse data using appropriate statistical techniques, interpret the findings, and produce an individual written report of the work undertaken.

    Statistics One

    Study the fundamental concepts and practices of statistical data analysis in psychology. By the end of the module, you should be able to design research studies in psychology, and be familiar with a range of descriptive, nonparametric and parametric statistics. The module is assessed by one examination at the end. Continuous feedback throughout the year will help you progress, help you develop your skills, and act as a resource to draw upon when conducting research.

    Cognitive and Biological Psychology (One)

    Study the cognitive and biological aspects of psychology with particular emphasis on human experimental psychology and neuroscience. You will be introduced to: the structure and function of the brain and allied structures; the main approaches taken in behavioural neuroscience, such as functional neuroanatomy and neurophysiology; the language of biological psychology; the study of cognitive processes in a range of domains, such as perception, attention, memory, language, and thinking; the methods of investigating "hidden" mental processes; and understanding how empirical evidence can inform theory about how these processes are organised.

    Social and Developmental Psychology (One)

    Examine the fundamental aspects of social psychology, such as social attitudes and attribution, and developmental psychology, such as social, cognitive and emotional development during childhood. You will begin to consider the significance of social context for development, and develop a critical awareness of social and developmental psychological research.

  • Year Two

    Core modules

    Research Methods and Statistics Two

    An integrated module studying advanced experimental, psychometric, and qualitative research techniques in laboratory practicals. Supporting this are a series of lectures and workshops designed to help you develop your statistical knowledge and skills. Laboratory work will involve one experimental study, one regression-based study, and a qualitative study. All studies will be on an area relevant to psychology. You will be organised into small groups, and each group will have to run and report upon their study. You will also be required to formulate hypotheses, search for and review relevant literature, prepare or select necessary stimuli or scales, select a sample, collect and analyse data appropriately, interpret findings, and produce individual reports of the work undertaken. The module will also build upon the content of Statistics (One). Particular emphasis will be placed on factorial ANOVA and the concept of interaction. You will also consider the theory and statistical techniques associated primarily with non-experimental research. These include multiple regression, Cronbach’s alpha, multiple correlations, and exploratory factor analysis.

    Cognitive and Biological Psychology Two

    Study the cognitive and biological perspective of psychology, encountering concepts and research methodologies in topics such as memory, attention, sensation, and perception. You will be introduced to the structure and function of the brain and allied structures; the language of biological psychology; the main approaches taken in behavioural neuroscience, such as functional neuroanatomy and functional neurophysiology; a range of biological, evolutionary and genetic influences that affect human behaviour and experience; basic cognitive processes; and the relationship between cognitive approaches and other approaches in psychology. You will also consider the applications of cognitive psychology in accounting for everyday processes and in improving human performance.

    Social and Lifespan Developmental Psychology

    Examine social and lifespan developmental aspects of psychology, including: the major theories and methodological approaches in social and developmental psychology; the range of development across a person’s lifespan; the diversity of development of individuals and groups across age, time, culture and place; and the relationship between theories in social psychology and an everyday understanding of social behaviour.

    Individual Differences and Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology

    Examine several key topics aligned to individual differences in psychology – including personality, intelligence, motivation, mood, and mental health – placing this material in context from a historical and cultural perspective. Topics covered will include: the theories and approaches to understanding and investigating personality and intelligence; historical evolution of approaches to studying individual differences; real-world applications of individual differences for assessment, and intervention into emotional experiences, stress and coping, and health and illness; therapeutic implications of approaches to personality and personality growth; and applying concepts and theories in individual differences to society, e.g. in the workplace, education or training.

    Critical Thinking in Educational and Developmental Psychology

    You’ll consider some of the key debates in educational and developmental psychology and discuss how these inform current research and practice.

  • Final year

    Core modules

    Research Project in Educational / Developmental Psychology

    A major piece of work whereby you will carry out independent research, the topic and design of which is decided upon in consultation with a supervisor. The project will demonstrate that you can conduct an extended research report, as well as show your understanding of the methodological skills and presentational techniques developed throughout the course.

    Work Based Psychology Practice

    In this module you’ll undertake a short work placement and consider how psychological theory and practice can be applied to work-based settings.

    Optional modules

    You'll undertake two route-specific modules, you can choose from either:

    • Infant Development or
    • Psychology, Educational Support Needs and Inclusion.

    and either

    • Social Development in Children and Adolescents or
    • Language and Literacy Development.

    As well as one optional optional module from a selection that may include:

    Criminological Psychology

    Study the application of psychology to legal processes and the criminal justice system as well as the understanding of offending behaviour.

    Cyberpsychology

    Study the impact of the Internet and new technologies on our social relationships and the ways we relate to each other, as well as more technical aspects of cyberpsychology and philosophical issues relating to how we do, might, or should interact within virtual environments.

    Contesting Mental Illness: The Psychology of Distress 

    This modules focuses on critiquing key assumptions behind mainstream psychiatry and exploring psychological and service-user led alternatives. Through taking this approach, you'll develop a psychological foundation for understanding mental health difficulties, along with developing important employability skills relevant to a career in clinical psychology and the helping professions.

    Gender, Identity and Body Image

    A social constructionist stance allows you to challenge the taken for granted ‘obviousness’ of our assumptions about a number of issues relating to gender, identity and body image.

    Health Psychology of Chronic Illness

    Health psychology is an interdisciplinary field, concerned with the application of psychological knowledge to health, illness and healthcare. Its primary purpose is to understand and improve the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. This module will introduce students to some of the core areas within the field, exploring key concepts used in the study of both healthy and ill populations. The module will cover contemporary psychological theories of health and illness from a number of perspectives, and will draw upon research that has used a variety of methodological approaches.

    The Psychology of Sex

    Sexual behaviour is central to our lives, yet its importance to our happiness and well-being often goes unrecognised. In this module, human sexuality will be explored. The origins of international, cross-cultural and religious views on sex will be examined along with a detailed review of the key methodologies and theories within this area of research. Important applied topics such as the origins of sexual orientation, sexual coercion and sex education will be covered. Specific issues that will be covered in depth include: historical perspectives on sexuality; international perspectives on sexuality; sex and relationship research methodologies; sexual anatomy and reproductive physiology; sexual arousal and response patterns; the psycho-biological basis to sexual orientation, non-heterosexual sexuality and sex and relationship problems.

    Psychopathology: Phenomenology, Assessment, Treatment and Current Issues

    It has been estimated that mental illness accounts for a third of all illnesses in the UK, and a quarter of the population will be affected at some point in the lifespan. The overarching aim of this module is to develop students’ knowledge of mental disorders and topics relevant to clinical psychology. Specifically, this module aims to: provide students with comprehensive knowledge of psychological disorders in adults and psychological and developmental disorders in children; provide awareness about current clinical practice such as commonly adopted classification (DSM-V) and recommended treatments (NICE guidelines); develop students’ understanding of theory, research and current issues around clinical psychology and consider their impact; critically evaluate recent psychological research and scrutinise its application to contemporary clinical practice; and encourage consideration of multiple viewpoints and critically examine different approaches in the field.

    Trauma in Children and Adolescents: The Impact on Health and the Role of Resilience

    The aim of the module is to provide theoretical understanding of the impact of childhood trauma on children and adolescents, and to provide an understanding of the role and roots of resilience. The module seeks to provide students with knowledge about the signs and symptoms, behavioural patterns, and underlying psychological and biological changes associated with psychopathology after childhood and adolescent trauma.

    Psychology of Religion

    Why does religion exist? What function does it serve in society? What’s the difference between a cult and a religion? What is the difference between a psychotic hallucination and a religious vision? What is the role of religion and spirituality in everyday life? How might it contribute to our wellbeing? How might religious practices have something to offer society (e.g. mindfulness practice of Buddhism). These are the sorts of questions that will be explored in this module. Lectures will typically include: the historical and cultural background to religion and spirituality; the evolutionary, biological, social and cognitive explanations for religion; understanding cults and why people join them; the psychology of religious and spiritual experiences and practices.

    Occupational Psychology

    Occupational Psychology is concerned with the application of psychological knowledge for the understanding of individual behaviour in organisations and workplaces.

    Psychoanalysis: Theory and Practice

    This module explores the works of classical themes in psychoanalysis from a practical and clinical perspective: Oedipus Complex, Narcissism, the Unconscious, Splitting and Bonding, Transference and Counter-transference, Good and Bad Objects, Development of the Self, Projection and Projective Identification, Empathy, and Anger and Aggression.

    Mind Reading and Mind Control

    Psychologists are often asked if they know what people are thinking. This module will explore the extent to which current methods in cognitive psychology and cognitive neuroscience allow us to read people’s minds, and even control what they are thinking. It will provide you with a critical and practical understanding of the modern developments that enable us to determine the inner workings of the mind.

Course specification

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Please note that course specifications may be subject to change

We’re a top 10 University for psychology in the Guardian University Guide 2019.

How you’re taught

The BSc (Hons) Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology) is taught by experienced staff used to dealing with students from a range of backgrounds and with varying levels of skill and experience.

To provide you with a first-class learning experience, and to guarantee you have an opportunity to make the most of your time at university, you will receive contact time through a diverse range of delivery methods, including  lectures, workshops, and one-on-one supervision. The smaller group sessions provide opportunities to develop:

  • problem-solving skills
  • group working skills
  • analytical skills
  • debating skills
  • presentation skills
  • research and data analysis skills.

Tutorials with staff

Students are supported throughout the course via a tutorial system. These small group meetings allow the students contact with an individual member of staff, who will help them with study skills and advice about the course and curriculum. At these sessions, you will also have the opportunity to:

  • discuss and gain feedback about your work
  • ask questions about the projects you're working on
  • raise any difficulties you are experiencing relating to your work, personal circumstances or your university experience.

Independent study

Independent study is an important part of this course. Throughout the three years of your course, you will develop the skills required to undertake an independent research study in the form of a final year research project. Our final year students conduct research projects in a wide range of areas in psychology, some of which have been successfully published.

Virtual learning environment

You'll also use our virtual learning environment NOW, which is a flexible web-based system that allows you to have 24-hour access to module learning materials and reading lists. It allows you to discuss work with tutors and other students, and submit coursework electronically from anywhere in the world.

Learning from experts

Our lecturers are highly respected researchers who conduct innovative research in their specialist areas. Research groups include:

  • Addiction and Aberrant Behaviours
  • Wellbeing
  • Development, Interaction and Social Relations
  • Language and Psycholinguistics
  • Cognition

There are also a range of research units including:

  • The International Gaming Research Unit
  • Emergency Services Research Unit
  • Specific Language Impairment Research Unit
  • Sexual Offences, Crime and Misconduct Research Unit

In addition to the traditional lectures, tutorials and independent study, you will also hear and learn from renowned experts and professionals in related fields who are regularly invited to come and talk to our students, providing you with an insight into their specialist knowledge and experiences.

You'll get the opportunity to attend the Department of Psychology seminar series that takes place throughout the academic year. The seminars invite experts and professionals to present their publications and research findings. This is an integral part of the research culture in the Psychology Department and stimulates thinking and debate.

Study abroad opportunities

If you are on the three-year full-time course, you may also have the chance to study abroad at one of our partner universities. You'll decide early on in your first year if you would like to apply to take part in the exchange programme. You would study abroad between Year Two and Year Three, and it would therefore involve extending the course length to four years.

The study abroad option is only available for students on the three-year full-time route, and therefore you must apply with the UCAS code C806.

All of our exchange partners offer modules taught in English, including our European partners, so foreign language skills are not essential.

Learn a new language

Alongside your study, you also have the opportunity to learn a new language. The University Language Programme (ULP) is available to all students, and gives you the option of learning a totally new language or improving the skills you already have.

Learning a new language can:

  • enhance your communication skills
  • enrich your experience when travelling abroad
  • boost your career prospects.

Find out more about the University Language Programme.

How will I be assessed?

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways and on a modular basis – through traditional means such as examinations and essays, but also in more innovative ways such as research reports, oral and poster presentations, and by a final year research project. Our diverse approach to assessment allows students to demonstrate the breadth of their abilities and provides opportunity for everyone to excel.

The range of assessment tools has been acknowledged as one of the strengths of the course by the BPS Accreditation Committee and External Examiners.

In response to student feedback, the University have introduced a policy ensuring marked work is returned to you electronically within three weeks of submission.

Assessment methods

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (40%), written (58%) and practical (2%)
  • Year 2 coursework (42%), written (41%) and practical (17%)
  • Year 3 coursework (58%), written (17%) and practical (25%)

Sandwich / study abroad version of the course (4 years)

  • Year 1 coursework (40%), written (58%) and practical (2%)
  • Year 2 coursework (42%), written (41%) and practical (17%)
  • Year 3 placement / study abroad
  • Year 4 coursework (58%), written (17%) and practical (25%)

Contact hours

A full-time student on average can expect to spend 1200 hours a year learning which will typically be broken down as follows:

Full time version of the course (3 years)

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (27%), independent study (73%)
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (25%), independent study (75%)
  • Year 3 lectures/seminars/workshops (23%), independent study (77%)

Sandwich / study abroad version of the course (4 years)

  • Year 1 lectures/seminars/workshops (27%), independent study (73%)
  • Year 2 lectures/seminars/workshops (25%), independent study (75%)
  • Year 3 placement (100%)
  • Year 4 lectures/seminars/workshops (23%), independent study (77%)

Careers and employability

Our BSc (Hons) Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology) course is designed so that you can develop all the knowledge and skills that you'll need for your future career.

The degree caters for both students who wish to become professional psychologists and those who wish to pursue other careers. Throughout the course you will receive training on a range of skills that will appeal to employers, such as training in research methods, numeracy training in statistics, as well as gain experience developing and critically analysing ideas and arguments in written form or oral presentations. During the first two years we will also encourage you to reflect on your skills and potential career paths to enable you to shape your university experience and development appropriately.

Excellent work experience opportunities

You'll get the opportunity to participate in our Professional Practice in Psychology module. This provides you with the opportunity to experience life as a consultant psychologist, to provide psychological solutions to real-world problem scenarios supplied by external organisations, and to present their solutions to these organisations.

If you have applied for the four-year sandwich course (C807), you will complete a year-long work placement.

We encourage all our students to take part in voluntary work. Nottingham Trent Volunteering will allow you to get involved in one-day challenges, student-led projects and the volunteer shop. You can also gain formal recognition for your achievements outside of your studies with our Acceler8 employability award. This award will improve your employability prospects and act as a record of the experiences you gain at NTU.

Your career development

With the British Psychological Society’s GBC secured (providing you graduate with a 2.2 honours degree), you will be eligible on graduation to pursue further postgraduate (Masters or Doctoral) training in psychology, possibly as a professional psychologist (in forensic, clinical, educational, occupational, counselling or sport psychology).

Psychology qualifications tend to be very popular with all employers because they demand an ability to communicate effectively in both spoken and written forms (through verbal presentation and the writing of essays and reports), an ability to solve real-world problems, and well-developed numerical skills. This all means you will be well placed to capitalise on other graduate employment opportunities in areas as diverse as marketing, human resources, policing and teaching. Further study or training may be required for some of these roles.

Our Employability team

Careers and employability advice is available to all our undergraduate students and is provided by a team of subject specialists within the Department of Psychology and the University's Employability team.

Psychology is very proud of its graduates and their successes. We very much look forward to helping you graduate to your chosen career, be it in psychology or beyond.

Entry requirements

For September 2020 entry, you will need the following.

Three years full-time

You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – ABB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Four-year placement

You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – AAB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD; or
  • 136 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations.

Three-year and four-year route

It is preferable that students do not have more than one A-level in a performance, artistic or creative subject. However, all applications will be considered on an individual basis. Performance, artistic or creative subjects include the following:

  • Art and Design
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology – Food Technology
  • Design and Technology – Product Design
  • Design and Technology – Systems and Control
  • Drama
  • Theatre Studies
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Leisure Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Three Dimensional Design or similar
  • Applied Art and Design
  • Applied Art and Design (Double Award)
  • Applied Leisure Studies
  • Applied Leisure Studies (Double Award).

Psychology is about understanding behaviour in all its forms. Primarily, you will have an interest in psychology (why people behave in the way they do). Psychology at Nottingham Trent University is treated as both a biological and social science, and it is preferable that you have some understanding of the broad nature of the discipline. Ideally, you will be interested in learning about how to carry out research and analyse data.

All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and we are happy to accept applications from mature students, students with access qualifications, and many other types of standard and non-standard qualifications for which we can calculate UCAS points. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed.

Please note that a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure) will be necessary before working with young people or vulnerable populations, but it is not required for admission onto the BSc (Hons) Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology).

The UCAS Tariff

We’ve created this calculator to help you work out how many UCAS points your qualifications relate to.

Getting in touch

If you need any more help or information, please email our Admissions team or call +44 (0)115 848 4200.

Course transfers

Transfers between the full-time and sandwich courses may be possible when you have enrolled at NTU, but the transfer will be subject to places becoming available on the sandwich course. The transfer will also be subject to you meeting a transfer criteria which includes:

  • meeting the UCAS entry criteria for the course
  • passing your first year on the full-time course with a specific percentage average and no fail or compensated passes.

Please note that course transfers cannot be guaranteed.

We accept qualifications from schools, colleges and universities all over the world for entry onto our undergraduate degrees. If you’re not sure how your international qualification matches our course requirements please visit our international qualifications page.

For September 2020 entry you will need the following.

Three years full-time

You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – ABB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 128 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Four-year placement

You will need one of the following:

  • A-levels – AAB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDD; or
  • 136 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations.

Three-year and four-year route

You will need GCSE English Language and Maths grade C / 4 or above.

It is preferable that students do not have more than one A-level in a performance, artistic or creative subject. However, all applications will be considered on an individual basis. Performance, artistic or creative subjects include the following:

  • Art and Design
  • Dance
  • Design and Technology – Food Technology
  • Design and Technology – Product Design
  • Design and Technology – Systems and Control
  • Drama
  • Theatre Studies
  • Fine Art
  • Graphic Design
  • Leisure Studies
  • Performance Studies
  • Performing Arts
  • Photography
  • Textiles
  • Three Dimensional Design or similar
  • Applied Art and Design
  • Applied Art and Design (Double Award)
  • Applied Leisure Studies
  • Applied Leisure Studies (Double Award).

Psychology is about understanding behaviour in all its forms. Primarily, you will have an interest in psychology (why people behave in the way they do). Psychology at Nottingham Trent University is treated as both a biological and social science, and it is preferable that you have some understanding of the broad nature of the discipline. Ideally, you will be interested in learning about how to carry out research and analyse data.

All applications are considered on a case-by-case basis and we are happy to accept applications from mature students, students with access qualifications, and many other types of standard and non-standard qualifications for which we can calculate UCAS points. Non-standard applicants may be interviewed.

Please note that a Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure) will be necessary before working with young people or vulnerable populations, but it is not required for admission onto the BSc (Hons) Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology).

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements, please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). If you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification, please visit our foundation courses page.

English language entry requirements

If English is not your first language, you need to show us that your language skills are strong enough for intensive academic study. We usually ask for an IELTS test and we accept some alternative English language tests.

For a list of our language requirements please visit our English language page.

If you need to do a pre-sessional English language course to meet the English requirements, please visit our pre-sessional English course page.

Help and support

If you have any questions about your qualifications, or about making an application to the University, please contact our International team for advice.

University preparation courses

If you do not meet the entry requirements, you may be interested in our pre-Masters or Foundation course at Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC), which leads onto this postgraduate or undergraduate degree if successfully completed. NTIC students are based on the City Campus, and have access to all the University facilities.

Find out more about university preparation courses at NTIC.

Course transfers

Transfers between the full-time and sandwich courses may be possible when you have enrolled at NTU, but the transfer will be subject to places becoming available on the sandwich course. The transfer will also be subject to you meeting a transfer criteria which includes:

  • meeting the UCAS entry criteria for the course
  • passing your first year on the full-time course with a specific percentage average and no fail or compensated passes.

Please note that course transfers cannot be guaranteed.

How to apply

Ready to join us? Then apply as soon as you can. Just click the Apply button at the top of the page and follow the instructions for applying. Make sure you check the entry requirements above carefully before you do.

Writing your application and personal statement

Be honest, thorough and persuasive in your application. Remember that we can only make a decision based on what you tell us, so include all of your qualifications and grades, including resits or predicted grades.

Your personal statement is a really important part of your application – it’s your chance to convince us why we should offer you a place. You’ve got 4,000 characters to impress us. Make sure you use them to show how your skills and qualities are relevant to the course(s) you’re applying for. For more hints and tips, take a look at our page on how to write a good personal statement.

Keeping up to date

After you’ve applied, we’ll be sending you important emails throughout the application process – so check your emails regularly, including your junk mail folder.

You can get more information and advice about applying to NTU on our Your Application page. Good luck with your application!

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You can apply directly to NTU for an undergraduate course if you’re not applying to any other UK university in the same year. If you are applying to more than one UK university, you must apply through UCAS.


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Good luck with your application!

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Fees and funding

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For students going out on placement, there is a fee of £1,385.

Preparing for the financial side of student life is important, but there’s no need to feel anxious and confused about it. We hope that our fees and funding pages will answer all your questions.

Getting in touch

For more advice and guidance, you can contact our Student Financial Support Service.

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2494

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

International fees and scholarships

International
students
BSc (Hons) Psychology (Educational and Developmental Psychology)£13,900

For students going out on placement, there is a fee of £1,385.

For international and EU fees for all courses, together with advice on how to pay, please visit our international fees information.

We offer prestigious scholarships to our international students holding offers to study here. For details and an application form, please visit our international scholarships information.

While we aim to keep any extra study costs to a minimum, please see our page on additional costs and optional extras to find out about any additional expenses you may incur on your course.

Still need help?

School of Social Sciences Enquiries
+44 (0)115 848 4460