Birkbeck, University of London

Course Introduction

Are you interested in psychology and education? Do you work (or would you like to work) with children and young people in educational settings? The course offers an opportunity to explore how current psychological understanding can enhance professional practice; it focuses on issues of particular relevance to everyday experience, including: children's intellectual and social development, emotional difficulties and behavioural challenges, communication and relationship building, working in partnership with parents and carers, working in multidisciplinary teams, and reflective practice. On completion of this Foundation Degree, you will have the opportunity to progress to a number of BA/BSc/BEd'level courses.

Course Modules

Year 1 compulsory modules include: Learning, problem solving and decision making; research methods in psychology; the developing child: a psychological perspective; 1 optional module from: critical approaches to attachment; cross cultural psychology; or understanding personality; year 2 compulosry modules include: The developing child: A social perspective; working with children and families: working in partnership; working with colleagues (work'related module); psychological and developmental issues in early childhood or psychological and developmental issues in adolescence; year 3: Psychology in the classroom: Education in a social and cultural context; work'based research project (work'based module).

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
2 years
Part Time
Foundation Degree £9,750  Academic year. First year overseas fees
2 years
Part Time
Foundation Degree £5,250  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Mature entry
  • Work experience