BSc Developmental Psychology


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Key facts

For the subject area of Psychology, UEA is ranked 11th in the Guardian league table 2018

"I carried out my dissertation in the Developmental Dynamics Lab, where I used new equipment to study spatial attention in infancy and developed a computational model of my data. Being part of the lab enabled me to do a cutting-edge research project as a masters student and helped prepare me for a PhD in Psychology."

In their words

Sara Mosteller

Discover how children develop both cognitively and socially. On this programme you’ll combine a strong core of psychology studies with developmental perspectives on cognition and behaviour.

You’ll have access to excellent facilities and cutting edge equipment for teaching and research, and as you gain an in depth understanding of human psychology you’ll develop a range of key skills valued by employers.

You’ll benefit from research-led teaching in a balance of small and larger groups so you’ll really get to know your lecturers.

Overview

On this course you’ll explore both typical and atypical cognitive development. That means you’ll cover issues such as autistic spectrum disorder, ADHD, Williams Syndrome, giftedness and developmental psychopathology. This course is ideal if you are interested in a career in child and adolescent psychology, educational psychology, teaching, child health and welfare, and parenting and family support services. The theoretical and research components of the degree will also give you a strong foundation for progressing to postgraduate study in developmental science.

You’ll be able to choose from a range of psychology programmes according to your interests, be they broad or specific. You’ll also have the chance to experience topics you may not have come across before. If you discover a new passion or interest during your first year, you’ll have the option to change to a different Psychology pathway, ensuring you’re on the right degree for you.

All of our programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.

Course Structure

Year 1

In your first year you’ll study three compulsory modules which will give you a firm foundation for developing your understanding of developmental psychology.

You’ll encounter a wide variety of topics, from child development to linking the study of the individual to society. The research module will introduce you to the specific methods used in the study of psychology, as you begin to develop research skills and a critical perspective.

Year 2

You’ll continue to study compulsory modules designed to develop your understanding of different branches of psychology. These include an advanced module in research methods on which you’ll consolidate your knowledge of research design, qualitative analysis and statistics.

Alongside these, you’ll have the opportunity to choose an optional module from a published list. This could be a psychology module or an option from outside the School which may be relevant to your career or other interests. For example you could take a business or advanced language module.

Year 3

In your final year you’ll complete a substantial research project, reflecting your intellectual interests and career aspirations. You’ll be supported by a supervisor with expertise in your area of research. They’ll help you use your research skills to plan and produce a project drawing on a specific form of data gathering and analysis. This could be focused on interviewing, survey work and/or experimental design, both within the laboratory and in applied contexts.

You’ll also select a number of optional modules from a wide range of psychology subjects, giving you specialist knowledge or an integrative, cross-disciplinary perspective.

Teaching and Learning

You’ll be taught in a combination of small and larger groups, giving you the opportunity to get the most out of your teachers. You’ll be given the knowledge and skills to establish your own position on exciting and intriguing psychological matters. The modules you take will have been designed by the teaching team to provide coherent coverage of the psychological sciences.

You’ll explore both compulsory and optional modules, developing a combination of breadth and depth, core knowledge and creativity. Our programmes promote psychology as a science and are all underpinned by a research methods route which runs throughout the course. You’ll be guided on pathways across the discipline rather than transported to a destination.

Assessment

You’ll be assessed across coursework, reports, essays, projects, presentations, timed tests and examinations.

Optional Study abroad or Placement Year

Our BSc Development Psychology with a Year Abroad programme enables you to spend your third year studying abroad before returning to UEA for your final year. A year abroad is a unique, fulfilling experience that will help you develop skills that you’ll use throughout your career, and that are coveted by employers. You can choose from a broad range of partner universities across Asia, Europe, North America, Australia and New Zealand.

Choose our BSc Development Psychology with Placement Year course and you will have the opportunity to get hands-on experience, build contacts, and explore potential roles and career routes by spending a year on a work-based placement in your third year.

After the course

Psychology graduates pursue a range of careers in a variety of sectors. The theoretical and research components of your degree will also provide you with a strong foundation for going on to postgraduate study, if you wish.

Throughout your degree you will meet and work with respected psychologists and business leaders in a variety of settings. You will also benefit from a range of additional training opportunities running in parallel with your degree programme. These are carefully designed to help maximise what you have to offer future employers. They include paid placement and internship opportunities, a business training residential event, and a range of career planning support mechanisms.

All our degree courses are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This not only means they are respected by employers – it will also put you at an advantage if you choose to progress onto postgraduate study in order to become a psychologist.

The BSc Developmental Psychology focuses on how children develop both cognitively and socially. Advanced options explore normative and atypical development, making this programme ideal if you plan to develop a professional career working with children, or if you’d like to progress to postgraduate study in developmental science or education such as teacher training.

 

Career destinations

Career destinations related to your degree include:

  • Psychology
  • Legal and criminal justice
  • Social work and health care
  • Human resources and management
  • Education, research and consultancy
  • Marketing and advertising

Course related costs

Please see Additional Course Fees for details of additional course-related costs.

Accreditation

This course is accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Course Modules 2018/9

Students must study the following modules for 120 credits:

Name Code Credits

PSYCHOLOGY OF THE INDIVIDUAL: Development, Personality, Brain and Cognition

The overall aim of the module is to provide you with an introduction to the knowledge base and research issues underpinning how psychologists understand both normative processes and how people are different. From developmental psychology, you will cover a range of issues such as the contributions of nature and nurture. From personality psychology, you will look at areas such as the measurement and major controversies of personality. In semester 2, the module provides you with an introduction to evolutionary, biological and cognitive psychology enabling you to develop an understanding on a range of subjects including the basics of evolutionary theory, the anatomy and physiology of the central nervous system, the computational metaphor of the mind and how this is used to comprehend processes such as memory and perception. You will begin to develop effective study skills, such as searching for literature, research and essay writing. Please note, this module is reserved for psychology students.

PSY-4003Y

40

RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS I

In this module you are introduced to the principles of research methods in psychology. You will be expected to think about the meaning of research and the philosophical underpinnings of scientific method. You will be provided with an introduction to the intellectual and practical process of scientific discovery, and taught how to use and evaluate some common research techniques and to produce properly organised research reports.

PSY-4001Y

40

SELF AND SOCIETY

THIS MODULE IS RESERVED FOR PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS This module introduces you to the theories, approaches and research areas within social psychology and provides you with a broad psychosocial perspective on society. Covering a range of traditional and critical ideas within social psychology you will study people through a scientific lens while appreciating the humanistic and subjective elements of psychology. Overall the module provides you with a foundation for understanding people as individuals living within a social context.

PSY-4002Y

40

Students must study the following modules for 100 credits:

Name Code Credits

COGNITIVE AND BIOLOGICAL PSYCHOLOGY

You will cover a wide range of core psychological topics on this module which are arranged into two distinct themes: Cognitive Psychology and Biological Psychology. Cognitive Psychology Theme: -Critically evaluate theories and discuss conflicting evidence within cognitive psychology. -Understand the practical implications of research in cognitive psychology. -Critically discuss recent progress in cognitive psychology. Biological Psychology Theme: -Describe and evaluate a range of methodological techniques which underpin the study of the human brain. -Demonstrate an understanding of the neurobiolocial basis of behaviour including vision, movement, language, learning, memory and emotion. -Critically discuss the neurobiological of some psychopathologies. By the end of this module you will have acquired advanced knowledge about how the mind is thought to be organised and how it operates (cognitive) and the neural systems that underpin the mind (biological).

PSY-5017B

20

CONCEPTUAL AND HISTORICAL ISSUES AND INDIVIDUAL DIFFERENCES

THIS MODULE IS RESERVED FOR PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS. This module firstly provides a guide to the main ideas, people, approaches and methods that have shaped the discipline of psychology throughout its history. It will also help you to better understand contemporary psychology, its relationship to the sciences and humanities, as well as providing a context for the other modules that make up your psychology degree. The major schools of psychology and some of the key themes and debates that characterise the discipline will also be discussed (for example, the freewill-determinism debate, reductionism and the nature and limitations of scientific enquiry in psychology). We then move onto the consideration of individual differences and will explore and evaluate theories and findings, in the following area of differential psychology: scientific foundations of personality and intelligence, measurement and psychometrics.

PSY-5015Y

20

RESEARCH DESIGN AND ANALYSIS II

You'll develop your understanding of quantitative and qualitative research methods. The module will enhance your understanding of statistical methods for drawing valid conclusions from numerical data through examination of (i) techniques for data screening and exploration; (ii) statistical significance, power and effect size (iii) parametric and nonparametric tests; (iv) analysis of variance models; (v) multiple regression. It aims to develop your skills and confidence in using SPSS for the analysis of data. You'll also be offers the opportunity to develop your skills in relation to qualitative research design and analysis. You will become familiar with the theoretical, philosophical and methodological dimensions of qualitative psychology, building interviewing skills and exploring meaning through the analytical processes of grounded theory, narrative and discourse analysis.

PSY-5003Y

40

SOCIAL AND DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY

THIS MODULE IS RESERVED FOR PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS. The module runs across two core themes of psychology, Social Psychology and Developmental Psychology. The Social Psychology theme will consolidate and expand your knowledge of core areas of social psychological theory and research, namely; Social Perception (including person perception, attitudes, attribution), Inter-group Processes (including prejudice, inter-group conflict, social identification), Small Group Processes (including norms, leadership, decision-making, productivity), Social Influence (including conformity, obedience, majority and minority influence, the bystander effect), Close Relationships (including interpersonal attraction, relationships). The Developmental Theme will consider a range of concepts, issues and debates concerning social, emotional and cognitive development during infancy, childhood and adolescence. You will be encouraged to think critically about some key theoretical and methodological approaches. Recurrent themes include the influences of genes and environment; thought and language; typical and atypical development; social context and communication with children; and the relative roles of the individual and culture in development.

PSY-5016A

20

Students will select 20 credits from the following modules:

Option Range A modules are subject to availability (i.e. timetable and enrolment levels). Students must ensure that a module chosen from this range does not have a timetable clash with modules in other ranges. if you would like to study a module offered by another School which is not listed below then please speak to the Course Director.

Name Code Credits

APPLIED PSYCHOLOGY

This module explores a range of applied topics in psychology e.g. psychology of mental health and well-being; psychology of antisocial and criminal behaviour; psychology of substance use. Within each topic area the key antecedents, correlates and consequences of a variety of behaviours across a range of populations will be considered. The module concludes with a review and suggestions for future developments in these fields.

PSY-5007Y

20

CREATIVE WRITING: INTRODUCTION (SPR)

Have you ever wondered what it means to write creatively? Or how you might articulate what Zadie Smith calls 'your way of being in the world'? Together we'll address these questions. You'll explore the work of some of the finest writers in the world, while also receiving clear guidance on how you might bring shape to the promptings of your imagination. This module will get you writing prose fiction and/or poetry. While there is no single, authorised way to write, there are things worth knowing about. You'll discover some of these things in class; others you'll pick up through being alert to what you have read and the way in which it functions. The most important thing, however, is to discover your own way of doing things. What drives you to capture a certain moment, or tell a certain story in a certain way? That's what we'll be aiming for. Along the way you'll develop an understanding of the craft of writing - the technical nuts and bolts - while acquiring the disciplines necessary to being a writer - observation, drafting, and submitting to deadlines. You'll be guided through a series of themes and concepts that go to the heart of creative writing, from voice and structure, to imagery and form. You'll generate material throughout the course, both through guided exercises and private study. Very often you'll be asked to write about 'what you know', drawing on notebooks, memory, family stories, your sensory impressions. In prose you will go on to look at such things as character, dialogue, point-of-view, 'showing' versus 'telling', plotting, etc. In poetry, there will be an exploration of the possibilities of pattern and form, sound, voice, imagery, and rhythm. By the end of the course you'll have developed a body of work to call your own and a sense of what it means and what it takes to write seriously.

LDCC5004B

20

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology with a focus on learning and teaching in education. By the end of the module you should be able to: - Discuss the role of perception, attention and memory in learning; - Compare and contrast key theories related to learning, intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning; - Critically reflect on key theories related to learning,intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning in the practical context; - Discuss the influence of key intrapersonal, interpersonal and situational factors on pupils learning and engagement in educational settings. Assessment: Coursework 100%

EDUB5012A

20

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

This module builds on the introduction to gender issues and disciplinary approaches to gender. You will begin by exploring the various approaches to understanding gender and development. You will then be introduced and explore a range of key concepts as the foundations of gender analyses. The module then applies these concepts in examining a selection of important relevant debates: gender analysis of economic growth, divisions of labour and incomes, land and property rights, environmental change, education and health policies, voice and empowerment, violence and religion.

DEV-5001A

20

PHILOSOPHICAL PROBLEMS

You will be offered a problem-focused introduction to philosophy. No prior knowledge of philosophy is required. Students are invited to explore questions from several core areas of philosophy and to acquire and deploy some first techniques for approaching these questions and resolving the puzzles. You will cover a spectrum of related topics, typically including issues such as scepticism, the possibility of knowledge, causation, freedom and determinism, the nature of mind and its relation to body, language, morality and issues in political philosophy. By demonstrating the use of various tools and techniques used in philosophy to address these issues, you will be prepared for further work in each of these and other contemporary fields.

PPLP4062A

20

PROGRAMMING FOR NON-SPECIALISTS

The purpose of this module is to give you a solid grounding in the essential features of programming using the Java programming language. The module is designed to meet the needs of the student who has not previously studied programming.

CMP-5020B

20

WITCHCRAFT, MAGIC AND BELIEF IN EARLY MODERN EUROPE

We examine the history of early modern Europe through the history of witchcraft, witch-beliefs, and especially witchcraft prosecutions after 1500. Through learned demonology and folk traditions, we explore the development of the idea of the witch, and see how during the turbulent era of the Reformation this thinking translated into legal trials and, occasionally some savage witch-panics. We look in detail at subjects such as gender, fear and anxiety, state building, and scepticism, ranging across early modern Britain, continental Europe and colonial America.

HIS-4004B

20

Students must study the following modules for 60 credits:

Name Code Credits

COGNITIVE DEVELOPMENT

How do infants learn to think? How does language develop? How do we get data from young children, and how can we understand them? In this module you'll learn about how children's thinking changes from infancy through adolescence using examples from, for instance, perceptual development, language development, and higher-level cognitive development. This will enable you to learn how to think like a developmental scientist. You'll also acquire an understanding of theories of development, the research tools used, and how to study change over time. You'll approach these topics with a mix of lectures, seminars and practical classes that introduce you to different research techniques and guide you towards being able to understand and design developmental research.

PSY-6003A

20

RESEARCH PROJECT

This module offers you the opportunity to demonstrate your independent research capabilities and competence through the development, design and performance of an empirical research project. Building from a foundation of the research methods modules in previous years, instruction on this module is mainly linked to supervision. Supervisors will offer guidance on the delineation of a researchable question, an awareness of ethics relating to your project; a comprehension of the appropriateness of the research design, managing the data collection process and the writing up of a report. The area of research, methodological approach and research context will be negotiated and agreed through supervision.

PSY-6002Y

40

Students will select 40 - 60 credits from the following modules:

Name Code Credits

APPLIED NEUROPSYCHOLOGY

THIS MODULE IS RESERVED FOR PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS. This module is suitable for students who aspire to utilise their psychological knowledge within careers which may involve contact with patients, carers, clinicians and people who experience neuropsychological deficits in adulthood. The module will enable you to apply fundamental knowledge from the fields of Neuropsychology, Neuroscience and Neuro-rehabilitation about biological and cognitive brain processes (such as perception, action, attention and memory) to neurological conditions. You will also develop evidence-based knowledge of symptoms and interventions for neurological conditions (such as head injury, dementia or stroke). Building from your knowledge of the brain and cognition you will extend your understanding of how basic neuroscience research can inform diagnosis, assessment and effective rehabilitation of neurological patients and people with neurological conditions.

PSY-6025B

20

BEING HUMAN: Evolutionary and Comparative Approaches in Psychology

PSY-6026A

20

BRAIN AND COGNITION

In this module, you will undertake an extensive examination of various experimental approaches used in Cognitive Neuroscience. Using the examples of commonly studied cognitive functions, we will examine how they develop in infancy, how they are modified as we age, to which brain networks they are associated with, and how they are impaired by focal brain lesions. The goal of the course is to develop your critical thinking, research and presentation skills, enabling you to synthesize, evaluate, and debate current theory and data in the field.

PSY-6009A

20

BRAINS, MINDS AND MACHINES

Learn about how artificial intelligence, neuroscience, philosophy and psychology inform one another in understanding human cognition and building intelligent systems. You will understand key ideas in the philosophy of mind, computational neuroscience and artificial intelligence and how these different disciplines have informed one another. You will also develop your skills at critically analysing and presenting information.

PSY-6021B

20

DECODING THE REAL-WORLD: from Light to Neurons to Experience

The world we live and act in is a creation of our mind. Our brain takes small samples of light and sound and cobbles together the rich world we experience. This module will develop your understanding of how we make sense of our visual and auditory world, how we put information together, and what we often miss. Throughout the module you'll focus on both the behaviours (how do we remember an environment, recognise a friend's emotions, etc.) and the underlying neural activity that make these experiences possible, including how various brain regions interact and the type of information passed along neural pathways. In addition, you'll cover the methods researchers use for empirical investigations (fMRI, clinical populations, eye tracking, etc.). You'll be encouraged to critically evaluate current perspectives and design a study to help reveal how we understand our visual and auditory world.

PSY-6018A

20

FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY

In this module we will explore areas of current interest and debate in the psychology of criminality, and in the relationship between psychology and the criminal justice system. We will consider the roles that psychologists play in understanding, detecting and treating criminal behaviour, and we will discuss the issues, methods, findings and implications of research in areas such as crime statistics, psychopathy, sex offending, serial murder, terrorism, offender profiling, eyewitness testimony, and the assessment and rehabilitation of offenders.

PSY-6023B

20

NEURODEVELOPMENTAL DISORDERS

This module will develop your understanding of both typical and atypical development through a detailed introduction to theory and empirical research related to neurodevelopmental disorders. It will highlight how genetic, environmental, biological and cognitive factors interact to shape development and behaviour over time. You will be encouraged to critically evaluate classical and contemporary perspectives on the subject and invited to consider practical issues related to the identification of, and provision for, children demonstrating an atypical developmental trajectory.

PSY-6022B

20

PSYCHOLOGICAL HEALTH AND WELLBEING THROUGH THE LIFESPAN

What is psychological health and wellbeing? How might it change as we get older? How might it affect and be affected by the other areas of our lives? Throughout this module you will explore psychological health and wellbeing across the lifespan. You will consider a number of psychological perspectives, including critical and positive psychology approaches, to take a broad look at what we mean by psychological health and wellbeing, paying attention to cultural and historical context. You'll start by discussing different theories and components of psychological wellbeing, and then link this knowledge to examples of functioning and application at different life stages. Past examples of this have included psychological health programmes in schools, the workplace, therapeutic interventions, and positive approaches to ageing and later life.

PSY-6020A

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF GOOD AND EVIL

You will consider the psychological aspects of destructive and benevolent behaviour. Classic and contemporary research will inform the understanding of the psychological processes that underpin extreme detrimental and beneficial behaviours. You will examine empathy, altruism, anti-social and criminal behaviour on both the individual and group level, integrating social psychological theory with historical examples. 'Evil' elements such as cults, killing, power and control will be balanced by the second strand of the module concerning virtuous behaviour, compassion, empathy, solidarity and social change. Situational and personal factors that drive these behaviours will be considered.

PSY-6019B

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF LANGUAGE

You will survey psychological approaches to language, featuring discussions of experimental methods in psycholinguistic research and theoretical approaches to both language comprehension and production. More specifically, you will gain an understanding of the main theories of language comprehension and production, and how psycholinguistic research develops and tests theoretical questions concerning the nature of underlying representations and the mechanisms associated with language *processing*. Emphasis will be placed on a full understanding of the mapping between theoretical research questions, and the experimental methodologies and techniques used to advance our understanding of how language is processed in the adult human brain.

PSY-6015B

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF MENTAL HEALTH

This module is about the study of mental health from a biopsychosocial perspective. By the end of the module you will learn about: - Historical approaches to defining abnormality; - The biological, psychological and social treatments for psychiatric disorders; - The methods to assess and diagnosis abnormality and psychiatric disorders; - The research strategies used to gain knowlege of abnormality and psychiatric disorders.

PSY-6024A

20

PSYCHOLOGY OF RISK

Assessing risk has always been of great importance as individuals attempt to avoid negative outcomes under conditions of uncertainty. More recently there has been an attempt to make this assessment objective as a foundation for government policies and public information. However, there is often a gap between expert objective opinion and individuals' opinions, which can be problematic, for example when attempting to persuade people to reduce their carbon footprint or cut down on unhealthy behaviours. This module examines ongoing research which seeks to explain the phenomena and theories that underlie individual's ability to gather and assess information about potential risks and their subsequent decisions. This includes defining risk, considering individual differences in risk perception and the influence of sources of risk information.

PSY-6004A

20

PSYCHOSOCIAL PERSPECTIVES ON RELATIONSHIPS AND FAMILY LIFE

In this module, you will consider the science of relationships and identify some of the critical factors that make and shape 'family' life. You will begin by deconstructing the concepts of 'relationships' and 'family' within their historical and cultural contexts. You will consider the different theoretical approaches utilised to understand and research relationships and family life. You will then explore specific topics such as relationships, parenting, marriage and divorce, before concluding with a consideration and evaluation of family and relationship research and policy. Please note, this module is reserved for psychology students.

PSY-6001A

20

SOCIAL AND AFFECTIVE NEUROSCIENCE

You will cover contemporary research and theoretical debates in the related fields of Social Neuroscience and Affective Neuroscience. Your learning objectives of this module will be: 1) Understand the methodological and conceptual underpinnings of social and affective neuroscience, 2) Understand the state of research in a variety of topics, 3) Understand why key debates in these topics are important for the discipline more broadly. By the end of this module, you will have a mastery of the key topics and issues in social and affective neuroscience. You will understand and be able to give an individual account of the important theoretical and empirical work. You will develop an understanding of the neuroscientific techniques available to social and affective neuroscientists and the importance and limitations of these techniques.

PSY-6010B

20

SOCIAL PERCEPTION AND BEHAVIOUR: From Individuals to Relationships to Groups

The module aims to enable you to comprehend, evaluate and compare the core topics and major perspectives in social psychological theory and research. The module will: - Introduce you to topic areas related to social perception in the context of individual, interpersonal, and intergroup processes, and highlight how these topics relate to everyday behaviour. - Assist you in formulating an appreciation of the strengths and limitations of key theoretical approaches discussed in this class. - Encourage you to adopt a constructively critical and creative approach. - Nurture intellectual enthusiasm for the subject matter within a supportive learning environment.

PSY-6014A

20

Students will select 0 - 20 credits from the following modules:

Option Range B modules are subject to availability (i.e. timetable and enrolment levels). Students must ensure that a module chosen from this range does not have a timetable clash with modules selected from other ranges. If you would like to study a module offered by another School which is not listed below then please speak to the Course Director.

Name Code Credits

CREATIVE WRITING: INTRODUCTION (SPR)

Have you ever wondered what it means to write creatively? Or how you might articulate what Zadie Smith calls 'your way of being in the world'? Together we'll address these questions. You'll explore the work of some of the finest writers in the world, while also receiving clear guidance on how you might bring shape to the promptings of your imagination. This module will get you writing prose fiction and/or poetry. While there is no single, authorised way to write, there are things worth knowing about. You'll discover some of these things in class; others you'll pick up through being alert to what you have read and the way in which it functions. The most important thing, however, is to discover your own way of doing things. What drives you to capture a certain moment, or tell a certain story in a certain way? That's what we'll be aiming for. Along the way you'll develop an understanding of the craft of writing - the technical nuts and bolts - while acquiring the disciplines necessary to being a writer - observation, drafting, and submitting to deadlines. You'll be guided through a series of themes and concepts that go to the heart of creative writing, from voice and structure, to imagery and form. You'll generate material throughout the course, both through guided exercises and private study. Very often you'll be asked to write about 'what you know', drawing on notebooks, memory, family stories, your sensory impressions. In prose you will go on to look at such things as character, dialogue, point-of-view, 'showing' versus 'telling', plotting, etc. In poetry, there will be an exploration of the possibilities of pattern and form, sound, voice, imagery, and rhythm. By the end of the course you'll have developed a body of work to call your own and a sense of what it means and what it takes to write seriously.

LDCC5004B

20

EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY

This module will provide you with an introduction to key areas of psychology with a focus on learning and teaching in education. By the end of the module you should be able to: - Discuss the role of perception, attention and memory in learning; - Compare and contrast key theories related to learning, intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning; - Critically reflect on key theories related to learning,intelligence, language, thinking and reasoning in the practical context; - Discuss the influence of key intrapersonal, interpersonal and situational factors on pupils learning and engagement in educational settings. Assessment: Coursework 100%

EDUB5012A

20

GENDER AND DEVELOPMENT

This module builds on the introduction to gender issues and disciplinary approaches to gender. You will begin by exploring the various approaches to understanding gender and development. You will then be introduced and explore a range of key concepts as the foundations of gender analyses. The module then applies these concepts in examining a selection of important relevant debates: gender analysis of economic growth, divisions of labour and incomes, land and property rights, environmental change, education and health policies, voice and empowerment, violence and religion.

DEV-5001A

20

MEDIA, CULTURE AND LEARNING

You will critically consider the relationship between media and education, considering what effect the media has in shaping knowledge, what role education plays in supporting media narratives, and how media and education influence cultural and social issues. You will draw upon current social and cultural issues and explore how these issues are shaped and discussed through the intersecting narratives of media and education. You will consider and reflect on current topics that may include issues around gender, sexuality, religion, youth, class, and sport.

EDUB6002B

20

Disclaimer

Whilst the University will make every effort to offer the modules listed, changes may sometimes be made arising from the annual monitoring, review and update of modules and regular (five-yearly) review of course programmes. Where this activity leads to significant (but not minor) changes to programmes and their constituent modules, there will normally be prior consultation of students and others. It is also possible that the University may not be able to offer a module for reasons outside of its control, such as the illness of a member of staff or sabbatical leave. In some cases optional modules can have limited places available and so you may be asked to make additional module choices in the event you do not gain a place on your first choice. Where this is the case, the University will endeavour to inform students.

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Entry Requirements

  • A Level ABB
  • International Baccalaureate 32 If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.
  • Scottish Advanced Highers BCC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate 3 subjects at H2, 3 subjects at H3
  • Access Course Pass the Access to HE Diploma with Distinction in 30 credits at Level 3 and Merit in 15 credits at Level 3
  • BTEC DDM BTEC Public Services is not accepted.
  • European Baccalaureate 75%

Entry Requirement

GCSE Requirements:  GCSE English Language grade 4 and GCSE Mathematics grade 4 or GCSE English Language grade C and GCSE Mathematics grade C.

UEA recognises that some students take a mixture of International Baccalaureate IB or International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme IBCP study rather than the full diploma, taking Higher levels in addition to A levels and/or BTEC qualifications. At UEA we do consider a combination of qualifications for entry, provided a minimum of three qualifications are taken at a higher Level. In addition some degree programmes require specific subjects at a higher level.

 

Students for whom English is a Foreign language

We welcome applications from students from all academic backgrounds. We require evidence of proficiency in English (including speaking, listening, reading and writing) at the following level:

  • IELTS: 6.5 overall (minimum 6.0 in any component)

We will also accept a number of other English language qualifications. Review our English Language Equivalences here.

INTO University of East Anglia 

If you do not yet meet the English language requirements for this course, INTO UEA offer a variety of English language programmes which are designed to help you develop the English skills necessary for successful undergraduate study:

Interviews

The majority of candidates will not be called for an interview and a decision will be made via UCAS Track. However, for some students an interview will be requested. You may be called for an interview to help the School of Study, and you, understand if the course is the right choice for you.  The interview will cover topics such as your current studies, reasons for choosing the course and your personal interests and extra-curricular activities.  Where an interview is required the Admissions Service will contact you directly to arrange a convenient time.

Gap Year

We welcome applications from students who have already taken or intend to take a gap year.  We believe that a year between school and university can be of substantial benefit. You are advised to indicate your reason for wishing to defer entry and to contact admissions@uea.ac.uk directly to discuss this further.

Intakes

The School’s annual intake is in September each year.

Alternative Qualifications

Candidates with equivalent qualifications are encouraged to apply, or contact the Admissions Office for further information.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International Students webpage.

Fees and Funding

Undergraduate University Fees and Financial Support

Tuition Fees

Information on tuition fees can be found here:

UK students

EU Students

Overseas Students

Scholarships and Bursaries

We are committed to ensuring that costs do not act as a barrier to those aspiring to come to a world leading university and have developed a funding package to reward those with excellent qualifications and assist those from lower income backgrounds. 

The University of East Anglia offers a range of Scholarships; please click the link for eligibility, details of how to apply and closing dates.

How to Apply

Applications need to be made via the Universities Colleges and Admissions Services (UCAS), using the UCAS Apply option.

UCAS Apply is a secure online application system that allows you to apply for full-time Undergraduate courses at universities and colleges in the United Kingdom. It is made up of different sections that you need to complete. Your application does not have to be completed all at once. The system allows you to leave a section partially completed so you can return to it later and add to or edit any information you have entered. Once your application is complete, it must be sent to UCAS so that they can process it and send it to your chosen universities and colleges.

The UCAS code name and number for the University of East Anglia is EANGL E14.

Further Information

If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with the Admissions Office prior to applying please contact us:

Undergraduate Admissions Office (Social Work and Psychology)
Tel: +44 (0)1603 591515
Email: admissions@uea.ac.uk

Please click here to register your details via our Online Enquiry Form.

International candidates are also actively encouraged to access the University's International section of our website.

    Next Steps

    We can’t wait to hear from you. Just pop any questions about this course into the form below and our enquiries team will answer as soon as they can.

    Admissions enquiries:
    admissions@uea.ac.uk or
    telephone +44 (0)1603 591515