Nottingham Trent University

Education Studies and Psychology

UCAS Code: 8X46
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017 | 2016
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Academic studies in education
Student score
83% MED
79% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£15.5k MED
Icon pencil

What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

A-level grades BCC

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

94%

Provided by UCAS, this is the percentage of applicants who were offered a place on the course last year. Note that not all applicants receiving offers will take up the place, so this figure is likely to differ from applicants to places.

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

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 £3,805 in tuition fees
  • Wales you’ll pay £3,810 in fees and get a tuition fee grant to cover the rest
Icon docs

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.

Nottingham Trent University

Students on campus 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.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

21%
70%
9%

Year 2

23%
77%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
83%
17%

Year 1

100%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

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

Icon bubble

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 92%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

92%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

?

Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
6% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
298 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are health professionals

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

10%

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.
Icon bubble

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 89%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

82%

Library resources are satisfactory

89%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

84%

?

Who studies this subject?

Source: 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
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
36% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
290 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
69% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
Icon ribbon

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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £15.5k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

5%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

24%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
When you look at employment stats, bear in mind that a lot of students are already working in education when they take this type of course and are studying to help their career development. This means they already have jobs when they start their course, and a lot of graduates continue to study, whilst working, when they complete their courses. If your course is focused on early years education, a lot of these graduates go into nursery work or classroom or education assistant jobs; these jobs are not classed as 'graduate level' in the stats, but many graduates who enter these roles say that a degree was necessary.
Carousel arrow left Carousel arrow right
Get all the advice