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Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence

12 months
14400 GBP/year
7440 GBP/year
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The Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence programme of University of Worcester aims to enhance your knowledge and skills to boost your prospects for a career working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence. The course promotes the important link between academic learning and real-world practice.


The Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence programme of University of Worcester has built on our teaching and research experience over the last decade. The course is delivered within the Department of Violence Prevention, Forensic Psychology and Criminology in the School of Psychology. Staff specialise in a range of disciplines across this sector. Our reputation in research continues to grow, and you can expect to learn from, and be supervised by, leading academics in the field.

Key features

  • Aimed at those interested in the subject of Domestic and Sexual Violence
  • Suitable for those working with either victims/survivors, and/or perpetrators, adults, young people or children
  • Offered on a Part-Time and Full-Time basis
  • Delivered by classroom teaching and online learning
  • Study with peers from a diverse range of employment and cultural backgrounds

Where could it take you?

Our Domestic and Sexual Violence degree will prepare you for a range of careers working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic and sexual violence, including:

  • Violence prevention
  • Victim support for survivors of abuse
  • Working with abuse perpetrators
  • Working with adults, young people or children in domestic abuse support roles

You will develop a range of skills on this course that should have an immediate and positive impact on your professional role.

For those who would like to start working in the areas of domestic or sexual violence, your increased knowledge and skill-set should prepare you for future job applications.

For those already working in this sector, you will enhance your ability to critically reflect on your professional practice and make valuable contributions to service improvement.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Theoretical Perspectives on Gender, Violence and Interpersonal Relationships
  • Recognition, Responses and Impact of Violence
  • Preparing for Independent Research
  • Public Health Responses to Violence and Managing Perpetrators

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

PGCert in Understanding Domestic and Sexual Violence (Part-time): 19/Sep/2021


120 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A relevant first degree gained at a 2.1 (or equivalent level) in a health related or social science discipline, or similar subject discipline or
  • A relevant professional qualification and experience, including but not exclusively, Social Work, Police, Probation, Health and Education or
  • Significant experience of working with victims and/or perpetrators of domestic or sexual violence over at least 12 months.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14400 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    7440 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 7440 GBP per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Worcester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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