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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.

For an in-depth view of the latest curriculum and values in each course area, please view the Single Honours course pages for Education Studies and Psychology.

*The Education Studies course is currently being revalidated and is subject to approval

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
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It’s not too late to apply!

You can still apply to study with us after the January UCAS deadline. Don’t be tempted to rush an application together as fast as you can, you still want to make sure your application and personal statement are as good as possible.

Your teachers can still write you a reference after the January deadline so make sure to let them know you’re applying to university

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?

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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. 

The modules for this course are currently being reviewed and updated for 2023 entry; for the latest information please contact the course leader.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Introducing Psychology
  • Investigating Psychology
  • The What and Why of Education Studies
  • Education’s Past, Present and Future: Mapping equality, diversity and inclusion

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Whose Standards? (Re)forming quality for education

Optional

  • Cognitive Neuroscience and Biological Approaches
  • The Individual and the Social World
  • Research Skills in Psychology
  • Psychology in the Real World
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • Navigating the Research Journey: Ethics, methodology and research design
  • Sustainable Futures: Educating for a shared world
  • The Psychology of Teaching and Learning
  • Education @ Work
  • Safeguarding in Education: Learning lessons

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Developing Personal Values and Philosophy in Education

Optional

  • Listener, Learner, Leader: Becoming education change-makers
  • Dissertation: Your independent study of education
  • Educating for the Peace: De-weaponising and decolonising education
  • Education @ Work
  • Education and the Sociological Imagination
  • Theatre and Education
  • Psychology Research Project (Dissertation equivalent module)
  • 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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Joint Honours

Discover our full range of joint degrees and read about how your degree will be structured.

Find out more about studying a joint honours course
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.

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 2023/24 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 2023/24 academic year is £14,700 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 the academic year 2023/24 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 an Enhanced 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 £122 per week to 'En-suite Premium' at £207 per week (2023/24 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