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What makes Education Studies and Psychology at Worcester special?

This Joint Honours course will allow you to explore the two closely interwoven fields of education and psychology. At the same time, you'll develop transferable skills that will boost your employability. Upon completion of the course, students can go into teacher training for work in Primary schools after the two-degree statements.

Education Studies at Worcester allows will teach you about the development of modern education and how education differs across the world. You'll also learn about education from diverse settings, from Forest Schools to the inner city, and from young minds to lifelong learning.

Psychology is a subject with many facets – and at Worcester, you can explore whatever interests you most. From developmental or educational psychology to cognitive and social psychology

Overview

Overview

Key features

  • 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
  • Excellence in teaching using interactive and engaging methods with academic tutoring to support your personal and professional development as a reflective student
  • 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
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree

Accreditation

When you choose to combine Psychology with another subject in a Joint Honours degree you will not receive the BPS accreditation as this pathway does not provide full coverage of mandatory BPS curriculum content. However, there is flexibility to switch to Single Honours at the end of the first year if you wish to receive a BPS accredited Psychology degree.

Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

96
UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

96 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 

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Course content

What will you study?

Our courses are informed by research and current developments in the discipline and feedback from students, external examiners and employers. Modules do therefore change periodically in the interests of keeping the course relevant and reflecting best practice. The most up-to-date information will be available to you once you have accepted a place and registered for the course. If there are insufficient numbers of students interested in an optional module, this might not be offered, but we will advise you as soon as possible and help you choose an alternative. 

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Foundations of Education
  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Investigating Psychology

Optional

  • Education in Context
  • Equality and Diversity: the educational experience
  • Children and Young People's Wellbeing and Digital and Social Media
  • Inner City Education
  • Professional Skills and Practice
  • Applied Psychology 1: Performance, Health and Wellbeing
  • Applied Psychology 2: Forensic and Therapeutic Settings

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Educational Enquiry

Optional

  • The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • From Exclusion to Inclusion
  • Radical Educations
  • Work Experience in an Educational Setting
  • Crossing borders: Working Internationally and Collaboratively to Explore Personal Responses to Educational Practice
  • Post Compulsory Education
  • Mentoring and Coaching within Education
  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Approaches
  • The Individual and the Social World
  • Research Skills in Psychology
  • Psychology in the Real World
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour

Year 3

Mandatory

N/A

Optional

  • Dissertation
  • Policy Making: The Search for Solutions in Education
  • Managing Educational Change
  • Disaffection in Education
  • Values in Education
  • Relationships in Education
  • Work Experience in an educational setting
  • Organising Learning and Teaching
  • Critical Perspectives on Special Educational Needs’; Process and Practice
  • Extension Module
  • Social, Emotional and Mental Health Difficulties
  • Special Educational Needs and Disability in an Inclusive Setting
  • Post Compulsory Education
  • Mentoring and Coaching within Education
  • Psychology Research Project
  • Business Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Counselling Skills in Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Living with Long Term Conditions
  • Social Cognition & Emotion
  • Understanding Trauma & Violence
  • Negotiated Topics in 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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Teaching and assessment

How will you be taught?

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

Programme specification

For comprehensive details on the aims and intended learning outcomes of the course, and the means by which these are achieved through learning, teaching and assessment, please download the latest programme specification documents for Education Studies BA (Hons) and Psychology BSc (Hons)

Meet the team

You will be taught by a teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course.

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Stuart Gallagher

Stuart’s interests lie in the development of change-makers in children's services through higher education. His work aims to support students and colleagues to integrate personal development with practice change.

Previously, Stuart was a School Lead at an independent Steiner Waldorf school, Education Welfare Officer in two English local authorities, and an informal and non-formal educator.

 

 

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Dr Helen Scott

Helen's research interests lie in the areas of empathy and emotional intelligence in healthcare roles. In particular she is interested in how these concepts are demonstrated and assessed, using social psychological theories and individual differences as frameworks for investigation.

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Dr Alison Wren

Alis is currently Head of Department for Education and Inclusion.

Prior to working at the University of Worcester, Alis was course leader for Education Studies at the University of Wolverhampton. Her career in education started in academic support which then led on to a number of roles working as part of large research teams investigating inclusive practice and the experiences of children with SEN. 

Alis’s research and teaching interests include childhood mental health, wellbeing and resilience; the friendships and peer relationships of children, and the lived experiences of children from their own perspectives.

Careers

Where could it take you?

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.

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Careers and Employability

Our Graduates pursue exciting and diverse careers in a wide variety of employment sectors.

Find out how we can support you to achieve your potential.
Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard fee for full-time home and EU undergraduate students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2022/23 academic year is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international students enrolling on BA/BSc/LLB degrees and FdA/FdSc degrees in the 2022/23 academic year is £13,400 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 the academic year 2022/23 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20-credit module, £2,312 per 30-credit module, £3,083 per 40-credit module, £3,469 per 45-credit module and £4,625 per 60 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.

If your course offers a placement opportunity, you may need to pay for a Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience. Our halls of residence are home to friendly student communities, making them great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our range of student halls. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £111 per week to 'En-suite Premium' at £189 per week (2022/23 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

How to apply

How do you apply?

Applying 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.

UCAS Code

XC38

Get in touch

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

Stuart Gallagher

Course Leader, Education Studies

Dr Helen Scott

Programme Lead, Psychology, and Joint Honours Academic Tutor