The Wroxton Experience

Come Study Abroad in Wroxton, England!

cj_pic7 FULLYour studies at FDU will not be complete without taking a course at Wroxton College, one of Britain’s “most beautiful dwellings” (Britain’s Country Life, 2002). As part of a 3-credit graduate course offered by the School of Psychology, you can study Special Topics In Forensic Psychology (PSY7243) on the Wroxton, England campus! For this course, 10 days will be spent in England, and the remaining classes will be held on FDU’s Metropolitan Campus.1

This course, which runs during Summer Session 1, is required for the MA students of Forensic Psychology. However, others interested in forensic psychology, such as graduate students in the Clinical Psychology and Criminal Justice programs, and students in the Forensic BA/MA accelerated program, are also encouraged to participate in this unique opportunity.

1Students may elect not to travel to England, and will complete the course on the Metropolitan Campus

cj_pic6 FULLStudents traveling to England and studying at Wroxton are exposed to lectures provided by experts in the area of forensic psychology, criminology, theatre, and political science!

Featured Lectures from Prior Years

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  • The Efficacy of Offending Behavior Programs within Community and Custodial Settings, including Outcome Evaluation
  • Criminal Profiling
  • Anglo-American differences
  • The Shakespearean play that you’ll be seeing in Stratford Upon Avon

We aim to make this an enjoyable trip each year, and so a number of activities are planned for those students who choose to travel to England!

Featured Activities:

  • Nottingham
  • Whatton Prison Tour with the Governor (equivalent of a U.S. prison warden)
  • “Whatton is a category C prison which holds adult male sex offenders. It opened as a detention centre and since May 1990 it has held sex offenders who participate in the Sex Offenders Treatment Programme.”

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  • Stratford Upon Avon
  • The birthplace of William Shakespeare
  • Historical buildings and attractions including the Globe Theatre
  • Attend a Shakespeare play 

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  • Broadmoor Hospital
  • The best known of the three high-security psychiatric hospitals in England, formerly known as Broadmoor Criminal Lunatic Asylum
  • Lecture by a Professor of Forensic Psychology at West London Mental Health NHS Trust and former Head of Psychological Services at BH (1986-2013), who conducts research on internet child sexual exploitation offending

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  • Banbury
  • Banbury Castle Tour
  • Market town north of London, known for the Banbury cakes

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  • Peel Centre/Hendon Police College
  • The principle training center for London’s Metropolitan Police Service

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  • Oxford
  • Home of the oldest building in the English-speaking world, also housing plethora of architectural gems dating back to the arrival of the Saxons (and location of filming for Harry Potter!)
  • London Parliament Building Tour
  • Crime Museum
  • Pig Roast
  • 4 days in London!

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Below are more pictures of some of our students and faculty who participated in past trips.

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Wroxton Campus, Medieval Dinner

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Wroxton Campus, University Building

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London, Parliament Building & Eye of London

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Wroxton Campus, University Building

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London

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London, Parliament Building

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London, London Bridge

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Wroxton Campus, University Building

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Stratford Upon Avon

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Wroxton Campus, University Building

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London, Eye of London

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For additional information about the trip, course, or registration, please contact Dr. Debbie Green of the School of Psychology at degreen@fdu.edu or email FDUforensicpsychMA@gmail.com