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Education Studies and Psychology BA/BSc (Hons)

Key features of this course:

  • Scientific approach to the study of psychological behaviour, experience and functioning
  • Research active staff providing depth of expertise in areas including counselling, developmental, educational, forensic, health, sport, business, cognitive and social psychology
  • A balance of innovative and traditional assessment methods to support your learning
  • Excellence in teaching using interactive and engaging methods with academic tutoring to support your personal and professional development as a reflective student
  • Excellent support from your tutors to help you develop your subject knowledge and study skills
  • Opportunities to gain credit for work experience and / or mentoring in educational settings
  • Very strong links with teacher training courses and providers of employment in other sectors of education
  • Fantastic opportunities to explore education across a wide range of contexts: from primary schools to forest schools, from the UK to Africa!


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For more information about teaching, learning and assessment on this course, please see the single honours course pages for Education Studies and Psychology.

The breadth of modules and courses available within Education Studies was amazing. I did drama as well as coaching and mentoring within my discipline, and these have given me a broad range of skills.

Persis Thomas, Education Studies BA graduate.

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Entry requirements

Indicative entry requirements:

112 UCAS Tariff points

The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.


Study options

Full-time or part-time study available

Get in touch

Ellie Hill
Course Leader, Education Studies
01905 855076
ellie.hill@worc.ac.uk

Dr Helen Scott
Programme Lead, Psychology, and Joint Honours Academic Tutor
01905 542280
h.scott@worc.ac.uk

Dr Gillian Harrop
Admissions Tutor, Psychology
01905 542549
g.harrop@worc.ac.uk

Elaine Walklet
Admissions Tutor, Psychology
01905 542420
e.walklet@worc.ac.uk

Admissions Office
01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk

Course content

Year 1

Core modules:

Foundations of Education
Introduction to Psychology
Psychological Research Methods 1

 


Module options:

Education in Context
Equality and Diversity: the educational experience
eMedia in Education
Inner City Education
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Language Awareness)
Introduction to Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Teaching Skills)


Year 2

Core modules:

Educational Enquiry

 


Module options:

The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
From Exclusion to Inclusion
Radical Educations
Religion and Education
Work Experience in an Educational Setting
The Global Dimension in Education
From Exclusion to Inclusion
Post Compulsory Education
Biological & Cognitive Psychology
Social & Developmental Psychology
Psychological Research Methods 2
Individual Differences
Evolution and Human Behaviour
Diversity and Inclusivity in Psychology
Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Access to CELTA)


Year 3

Core modules:

Independent Study

 


Module options:

Values in Education
Citizenship in Education
Managing Educational Change
Perspectives on Special Educational Needs
Post-Compulsory Education
Equality and Diversity in the Lifelong Learning Sector
Mentoring and Coaching within Education
Race, Ethnicity and Education
Education and the Sociological Imagination
Theatre and Education
Critical Perspectives on IT in Education
Relationships in Education
Policy Making: the Search for Solutions in Education
Disaffection in Education
Organising Teaching and Learning
Work Experience in an Educational Setting
Psychology Research Project
Business Psychology
Clinical Psychology
Coaching Psychology
Counselling Psychology
Educational Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Health Psychology
Positive Psychology
Critical Perspectives on IT in Education


Employability

Employability

The Education Studies degree is an excellent route for progression to PGCE courses at Worcester and other providers. If you achieve a 2:1 or above you will be guaranteed an interview for teacher training (Primary) at Worcester provided you meet the various national pre-requisites for the course. As well as going on to become successful teachers other students move into areas such as learning support, child mentoring and welfare, and become training officers in the private sector.

A degree with Psychology is highly favoured by employers, giving you an excellent advantage in the job market. Previous graduates have gone into roles as diverse as management, human resources, teaching, and healthcare or art therapy. During your studies with us you will learn and develop a broad range of transferable skills. An important part of this learning process is the ability to reflect upon your own experiences; an aspect of practice engaged in by all professional psychologists.

How to apply

Apply through UCAS

Education Studies and Psychology BA/BSc (Hons) – XC38

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

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