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What makes Psychology and Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education at Worcester special?

Studied in combination, these two subjects allow you to explore the ways in which people perceive the world, through religion, values and psychological processes. The course offers the ability to examine these ideas in education and how children’s views can be shaped by them.

Psychology at Worcester offers opportunities to study many facets of the human psyche including: forensic or clinical psychology, counselling or business psychology.

Studying Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education at Worcester, can equip you with the skills to teach Religious Education in schools subject to further study.

Overview

Overview

Key Features

  • Wide choice of specialist modules to suit your interests.
  • Learning is applied to real life settings, including within schools and other learning environments
  • A chance to study how religion and psychology make a difference in people's lives, both now and throughout history.
  • 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.
  • Tailor your course to your individual needs with a joint honours degree 
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 the UCAS website.

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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

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Introduction to the Study of Religion and Education
  • Introduction to Philosophy of Religion
  • Encountering Christianity

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Further Studies in Religion and Education
  • Ethics and Contemporary Moral Problems

Optional

  • Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Individual Differences
  • Evolution and Human Behaviour
  • Diversity and Inclusivity in Psychology
  • Encountering Islam

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Fieldwork in Study of Religion and Education

Optional

  • Psychology Research Project
  • Business Psychology 
  • Positive Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology 
  • Educational Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Positive Psychology
  • Cyberpsychology
  • Philosophy of the Arts: Aesthetics, Religion and Education
  • Encountering South Asian Religions
  • Independent Study

[N.B. Joint honours students may undertake JOIN3001/2 combining their two subjects]

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Joint Honours

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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 Religion, Philosophy & Values in Education and Psychology.

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.

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 Psychology BSc (Hons) and Religion, Philosophy and Values in Education BA (Hons).

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Rebecca Davidge

Rebecca has over 20 years teaching experience across a range of Secondary schools in the West Midlands. She has taught across a range of Humanities subjects, and her main expertise is in Religious Education, Ethics and Philosophy.

Her BA (Hons) degree is in Religious Studies and Sociology and she has a Masters in Education (Religion and Values). The focus of Rebecca's dissertation was the character and ethos of a Catholic secondary school. She is interested is values and character education.

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Dr Daniel Farrelly

Daniel is a senior lecturer in psychology. He obtained his BSc (hons) in psychology from Liverpool University in 1999, followed by an MSc in evolutionary psychology from Liverpool University in 2000.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Knowledge of the practical and theoretical underpinnings of education equips you for a diverse range of careers and progression routes including: Education, Personnel, Training in the private sector, Social work, Welfare support, Charities and Local government.

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 the academic year 2020/21 is £9,250 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in the academic year 2020/21 is £12,700 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 2020/21 are £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module, £2,313 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 you choose to take our optional work experience module you will be expected to cover any travel costs, and the cost of DBS check (currently £44) if required by the placement setting.

There will be the opportunity to attend various trips, these are optional and you will be expected to pay any costs.

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 of residence. With rooms to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £105 per week to 'En-suite Extra' at £169 per week (2020/21 prices).

For full details visit our accommodation page.

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