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Anglia Ruskin University

Psychology [with Placement Year]

UCAS Code: C801

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

3 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English and Maths.

UCAS Tariff

104

from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent).

About this course


Course option

4.0years

Sandwich | 2020

Subject

Psychology

Psychology has a daily impact on people’s lives. Study in Cambridge with our world-leading researchers, and take the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist on our British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree course.

Curiosity about people’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour is at the centre of this course. You’ll be encouraged to keep asking questions, and develop the scientific, analytical and research skills you need to become psychologists of the future to find answers
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Psychology affects everything we do. while on this course, you’ll learn about the science of mind and behaviour, covering the breadth of discipline, from applied, social and clinical psychology, to cognitive neuroscience and biological psychology. While on this course, you’ll learn about scientific, philosophical and historical areas of psychology. Our core modules will give you a solid foundation in the main principles of psychology, and our optional modules the freedom to concentrate on your own interests in more depth. By the time you graduate, you’ll be able to follow your interests into specialised further study, or find a career perfectly suited to you.

Our staff are actively engaged in research, and they’ll support you all the way. Plus, there’s the opportunity to go to extra-curricular weekly seminars, which feature guest presentations from specialist academics and researchers.

While you’re here, you’ll take advantage of our excellent research facilities, including specialist laboratories for measuring electrical activity in the brain, eye movement, psychoneuroimmunology, emotions and communication, psychometrics, human behaviour, consumer reactions, and much more.

Our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society. Providing you graduate with at least a second-class honours degree, you’ll be eligible for graduate chartered membership of the Society. This is the first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist. Please be aware that our placement courses are awaiting BPS accreditation, due May 2019.

Modules

Year one, core modules Fundamentals of Cognitive Psychology Issues in Child Development and Social Psychology Key Skills for Psychology Social and Developmental Psychology The Psychology of Everyday Life Theoretical Foundations in Psychology Introduction to Abnormal and Health Psychology Becoming a Researcher: Using Data Becoming a Researcher: Designing Research Year two, core modules Biopsychology Contemporary Social Psychology Learning, Memory and Perception Personality, Intelligence and Psychometrics Psychopathology Research Techniques for Psychology Issues in the Professional Practice of Psychology Year three, core modules Language and Thought Lifespan Development Major Project (Psychology) Year three, optional modules Clinical Psychology Neuropsychology Consumer Psychology Critical Issues in Health Psychology Atypical Development Emotion Forensic Psychology Psychological Therapies Groups in Conflict, Social Psychological Issues Sex, Sexuality and Gender Psychology in the Workplace

Assessment methods

Throughout the course, we’ll use a range of assessment methods to measure your progress. You’ll complete exams (both written and practical), essays, research reports, oral presentations, lab reports and a dissertation on a subject of your choice.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Psychology

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

77%
med
Psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

84%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

84%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

82%
UK students
18%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
60%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,316
med
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

22%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
11%
Childcare and related personal services
11%
Caring personal services
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 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, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£18k

£18k

£22k

£22k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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