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What makes Psychology at Worcester special?

Psychology is a subject with many facets – and at Worcester, you can explore whatever interests you most. From forensic or clinical psychology to counselling or business psychology, our course is flexible enough to let you specialise, while still getting a good grasp of the topic in general. And it’s all accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), which puts you in a great position when you’re starting your career.

Whatever you choose, you’ll be taught by practitioners who work in their specialist fields. So you learn from real-world experience, and get a genuine taste of the work you could be doing after you graduate. You’ll also notice your lecturers have plenty of time for you – whenever you need help, you can arrange to see them. It’s something our students say they really appreciate.

Key features

  • Welcoming, friendly community of students and lecturers, including the Worcester Psychology Society, with guest speakers, group trips, social nights and a mentoring scheme
  • Personal and academic tutoring based as much on your career prospects as your studies
  • Wide choice of specialist modules and types of assessment (including practicals, exams, interviews and mock research)
  • Excellent facilities, including a new computer suite and state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology
  • Links with local and national organisations, including the NHS, Alive! Charity, the BPS, West Mercia Police Constabulary, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Worcestershire County Council and HMP Aylesbury

BPS accreditation logoAccredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Giving you the opportunity to gain Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) – your first step to a career as a psychologist.

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

112 UCAS Tariff points

 

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

The course is a basis for accreditation with the BPS society, which is essential for psychologists. I also like the fact that all of my lecturers are working in this field and tell us about their own research – it helps you realize what you can achieve.

Debbie Smith, Psychology student

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Course content

What will you study?

Here’s an overview of the modules you can choose from. We update them regularly, so some of the module titles might change.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 1

Optional

  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology
  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Individual Differences

Optional

  • Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • Diversity and Inclusivity in Psychology

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Psychology Research Project

Optional           

  • Business Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Applied Sports Psychology

Student view - Sophie

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Your studies will involve:

  • understanding the historical and scientific origins, and limitations, of psychology as a discipline
  • using scientific and evidence-based reasoning to evaluate psychological arguments, and to develop your own perspective on psychological debates
  • understanding how key areas within the discipline influence psychological behaviour, experience and functioning
  • identifying and evaluating significant patterns, variability and diversity in the full range of psychological behaviour, experience and functioning
  • solving problems by developing and evaluating research questions
  • using a range of research methods and measurement techniques
  • learning about cutting-edge research in specialised and applied areas of psychology
  • designing and carrying out, with appropriate supervision, an ethical research project
  • using written, oral and visual communication to convey ideas and research findings
  • learning independently through self-directed study
  • demonstrating team-working skills through group work.

Teaching approach

You’ll cover all the above, and more, through lectures, seminars, practical workshops, project work, academic tutorials, directed study, computer workshops, independent learning and e-learning. It’s a good mix, designed to give you plenty of variety in your studies. You’ll experience large and small group sessions, with lots of support throughout. Also, each module has a virtual learning page, giving you access to a range of resources, including assessment tasks and discussion boards.

You’re not just a number here. The lecturers have all the time in the world for you.

Zoi Sevastopulo, Psychology student

Careers

Where could it take you?

Before you start your Psychology degree, you’ll probably want to know how it can help you into a fulfilling career. Here at Worcester, we’ve designed the whole Psychology curriculum around your future ambitions – and we support you in developing the skills that will open doors in a range of sectors, including health, business, counselling, forensics, education and sport. Communication, problem solving, critical thinking, team working, and data collection and analysis are just some of the skills that will increase your appeal to employers.

To help you prepare for your career, and maybe get a taste of different options, you’ll have plenty of work experience opportunities. We work closely with the university’s Careers and Employability team, arranging placements, both paid and voluntary, with many local and national organisations – including the NHS, Alive! Charity, the BPS, West Mercia Police Constabulary, Hereford & Worcester Fire and Rescue Service, Worcestershire County Council and HMP Aylesbury.

You can also take part in workshops devoted to CV writing, interview skills, recruitment and assessment techniques. And you’ll have the chance to talk to guest speakers, and visit potential employers – as well as getting help to apply for work and postgraduate study.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

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Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Single Honours:
Psychology BSc (Hons) - C800 BSc/Psy

Joint Honours
Art & Design and Psychology - WC98
Biology and Psychology - CC18
Business Management and Psychology - NC28
Drama & Performance and Psychology - WC48
Education Studies and Psychology - XC38
English Literature and Psychology - 5QP7
Fine Art and Psychology - 7CW2
Human Biology and Psychology - CCC8
Human Nutrition and Psychology - BCK8
Mathematics and Psychology - GC18
Psychology and Criminology - L3C8
Psychology/Sociology - CL83
Psychology and Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education - C802

 

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.

UCAS CODE:

C800

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk   

Course leader

Daniel Farrelly
01905 54 2345
d.farrelly@worc.ac.uk