Educational Psychology BSc (Hons)

Course Overview - Educational Psychology BSc (Hons)

BSc Educational Psychology will provide you with a strong grounding in educational psychology - the application of psychological theories and principles to context of education.

Educational Psychology is a broad field that draws upon multiple perspectives to help explain and understand human functioning and behaviour.

The course will allow you to explore core areas of psychology specifically in relation to education, including biological, cognitive, social, and developmental psychology.

It will also encourage you to consider the importance of individual di...

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Course Information

Study Mode

Full-time

Duration

3 Years

Start Date

22/09/2025

Campus

Main Site

Course Address
University Recruitment And Adm
Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PL

Application Details

Course Code

C812

Institution Code

M20

Points of Entry

Year 1

Entry Requirements

UCAS Tariff

Scottish Higher

We normally require grades AAABC or AABBB in Scottish Highers. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers AAB or Two Advanced Highers AB , plus two additional Highers AB English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Access to HE Diploma

We require a QAA-recognised Access to HE Diploma (a minimum of 60 credits overall with at least 45 at Level 3), with 30 credits at distinction and the remaining 15 at merit in a subject area relevant to the chosen course. The specific course requirements are GCSE English and GCSE Mathematics at grade C or 4 .

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

35 points overall. 6,6,5 in Higher Level subjects.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

We consider the National Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Diploma with grades DDD.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants must demonstrate a broad general education including acceptable levels of Literacy and Numeracy, equivalent to at least Grade C or 4 in GCSE/iGCSE English Language and Mathematics. GCSE/iGCSE English Literature will not be accepted in lieu of G

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DD

We consider the National Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Diploma with grades DD, plus an A-level at grade B.

AS

AS level results are not considered as part of the standard admissions process at The University of Manchester.

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Diploma with grades DD, plus an additional level 3 qualification such as an A-level at grade B.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DDD

We consider the Technical Extended Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Diploma with grades DDD.

Scottish Advanced Higher

We normally require grades AAABC or AABBB in Scottish Highers. In addition, Scottish Advanced Highers are normally required in one of the following combinations: Three Advanced Highers AAB or Two Advanced Highers AB , plus two additional Highers AB English Language and Mathematics not taken at Higher/Advanced Higher must have been achieved at SCQF level 5 (minimum National 5 grade C / Intermediate 2 grade C / Standard Grade Credit level grade 3). If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,M2

We consider applicants offering Pre-U Principal Subjects, or a mix of Pre-U and A Level subjects, provided a minimum of three distinct subjects overall is taken. Candidates taking Pre-U in conjunction with A-levels are expected to achieve D3, D3, M2 in the Pre-U certificates and Grades AAB at A-level. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the Academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Extended Project

The University recognises the benefit of the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) and the opportunities it provides for applicants to develop independent study and research skills. We strongly encourage you to provide information about the EPQ in your personal statement and at interview. For this programme, as well as the regular conditions of offer, we may make students who are currently taking or completed the EPQ an alternative offer.  For this course it would be ABB plus the Extended Project at Grade A.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

The University welcomes and recognises the value of the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate and usually requires two A Levels or equivalent to be included within this. We require minimum Grade A from the Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma/Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate. If you require further clarification about the acceptability of this qualification please contact the academic School(s) you plan to apply to.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Certificate (first teaching from September 2016)

D

We consider the National Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full National Extended Certificate with grade D, plus two A-levels at grades AB.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Foundation Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

OCR Cambridge Technical Foundation Diploma

DD

We consider the Technical Foundation Diploma for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Foundation Diploma with grades DD, plus additional level 3 qualifications such as A-level at grades AB.

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Certificate

D

We consider the Technical Extended Certificate for entry provided it is in a subject relevant to the chosen course. Entry requirements are based on achievement of the full Technical Extended Certificate with grade D, plus additional Level 3 qualifications such as A-levels at grades AB.

A level

A,A,B

AAB There are not strict choice requirements in previously studied subjects in applying for this degree. However, as Educational Psychology is a popular choice, we may consider the subjects you have taken in addition to your individual grades when prioritising applications. We may also take into consideration the combination of subjects taken. Please use the list below to check our preferred subjects for BSc Education Psychology: Biology, Chemistry, Computing, Child Development, Computing, English, Economics, Health & Social Care, History, Geography, Maths, Philosophy, Physics, Politics, Psychology, Sociology, Statistics. Typical Contextual Offer: Grades ABB including subject specific requirements for applicants who meet our contextual offer criteria.

T Level

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