Why study BSc (Hons) Psychology in Education at BU?

  • Develop a well-founded knowledge and critical understanding of the mind and behaviour through learning about all areas of Psychology with an Educational Psychology focus
  • Develop key transferable skills including critical thinking, project management, presentation skills and professional practice
  • Opportunity to take an optional summer 4-week or year-long 30-week placement in industry to give you essential real-world experience and develop a network of professional contacts
  • Work with world-leading researchers on projects through the Research Apprenticeship Scheme – a number of our students have published work with members of the staff in the Department of Psychology
  • Benefit from the Psychology Department’s collaborations with the educational system, the mental health sector, the criminal justice system, industrial partners and local communities and charitable trusts
  • Participate in practical activities, interactive assessments, coursework, and research using state-of-the-art facilities.

Find out more about the content of this course.

Foundation Year: We have a Foundation Year option for students who do not meet the entry requirements for the degree course. This additional year of study will give you a grounding in the scientific skills required for Psychology, building your confidence, knowledge and skills for further study. After successful completion of the Foundation Year, you will progress to the full degree. If you apply to study the full degree and do not meet the academic entry requirements, our admissions team may consider your application for the Foundation Year and notify you accordingly.

Course accreditations

This course is seeking accreditation by the British Psychological Society.

Key information

Next start date:

September 2024, September 2025


Bournemouth University, Talbot Campus


3 years with an optional 4-week placement, or 4 years with a minimum 30-week placement. Foundation year: 4 years full-time with a 4-week placement or 5 years with a 30-week minimum placement.


Seeking British Psychological Society accreditation

Required subjects:

All subjects considered

Entry requirements:

For September 2024 and 2025 entry: 112 - 128 UCAS tariff points including a minimum of 2 A-levels or equivalent. BTEC Extended Diploma: DMM. Foundation year: 48-72 UCAS tariff points. For more information check out our full entry requirements.

International entry requirements:

For September 2024 and 2025 entry: If English is not your first language you'll need IELTS (Academic) 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each of the four components or equivalent. For more information check out our international entry requirements.