Nottingham Trent University

Education Studies and Psychology

Ways to study this course – UCAS Code: 8X46
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2015 | 2014
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UCAS points guide Tuition fee % applicants receiving offers

260

£9,000

100%

Subjects Student score % employed or in further study Average graduate salary
Psychology
HIGH 86% HIGH 95% MEDIUM £15.7k

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

No entry details provided

260 UCAS Tariff points from three A-Levels (or two A-Levels and two AS-Levels).

Scottish Highers None stated
BTEC Diploma None stated

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 260 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

Tuition fee & financial support

£9,000

Maximum annual fee for UK students. NHS-funded, sandwich or part-time course fees may vary.

If you live in…

  • Scotland and go to a Scottish university, you won’t pay tuition fees
  • Northern Ireland and go to an NI uni, you’ll pay £3,465 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,465 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest

% applicants receiving offers

100%

This can indicate the level of competition for places on this course, but a high percentage doesn’t guarantee that you’ll get one, and vice versa.

What does the numbers of applicants receiving course offers tell me?

Will this course suit you?

Sources: UCAS & KIS

Every degree course is different, so it’s important to find one that suits your interests and matches the way you prefer to work – from the modules you’ll be studying to how you’ll be assessed. Top things to look for when comparing courses

Course description

Why choose this course? You will benefit from: specialist modules developing your transferable and employability skills, a wide subject area allowing for a variety of career options, tailored assessment and support with no formal exams in your final year, guaranteed interview for a PGCE course in your final year (subject to course entry conditions), excellent facilities and experienced and enthusiastic tutors. International placements: Opportunities also exist in schools and projects overseas and some of our students have travelled as far as Namibia and Thailand to take their placements. What placements will I have? You will have a 6-week placement in your 2nd year. You will have access to an online wiki with details of placements available both within the UK and also further afield. Recent placements have been available with a cricket project in Namibia, an international school in Brunei, an orphanage in Mombasa and an English language project in Thailand.

Modules

We don't have any module info yet.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
24%
76%

Year 1

23%
64%
13%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
17%
66%
17%

Year 1

83%
17%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

Nottingham Trent University

We have earned a reputation for outstanding graduate employability, excellent teaching standards, impressive student services, and a diverse but close-knit student community. Our main city site is ideally located in Nottingham's cosmopolitan centre. We can offer you excellent nightlife, a city bursting with culture, a lively students' union and reliable support throughout your studies.

What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

Who studies this subject?

Sources: BestCourse4Me & HESA

Start building a picture of who you could be studying with by taking a look at the profile of people that have studied this subject here in previous years.

UK / Non-UK

1% of students here are from outside the UK

Drop-out rate

14% of students do not continue into the second year of their course

Full-time / Part-time

0% of students are part-time

Male / Female

79% of students are female

Achievement

52% of students achieved a 2:1 or above

Typical UCAS points

310 entry points typically achieved by students

Most popular subjects students studied before attending

Here's an idea of the academic background of students from the last five years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.

Sociology

29%

Most common grade was B (41%)

Psychology

88%

Most common grade was B (37%)

General Studies

41%

Most common grade was C (23%)

What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 96%
Student score HIGH 86%

Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

62%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

What are graduates doing after six months?

Source: DLHE

Here’s what students are up after they graduate from studying this subject here. We’ve analysed the employment rate and salary figures so you can see at a glance whether they’re high, typical or low compared to graduates in this subject from other universities. Remember the numbers are only measured only six months after graduation and can be affected by the economic climate - the outlook may be different when you leave uni. What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

% employed or in further study HIGH 95%
Average graduate salary MEDIUM £15.7k

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

5%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

5%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with excellent number and data handling skills, a psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes – but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

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