What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
Applied Science or Social Science.
Applied Science or Social Science.Only accepted when combined with A Level grade A (excluding General Studies).
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers84%
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.
Tuition fee & financial support£9,250
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
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
Psychology is a diverse discipline and appropriately trained psychologists are increasingly in demand in both the public and private sectors. This exciting programme of study, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), is designed to provide students with a thorough grounding in the principles and research methods of psychology. In addition to developing the requisite subject-specific knowledge, there is an emphasis on developing a wide range of analytical and communication skills through the use of innovative learning experiences and assessments. Our course has a particularly practical and professional orientation with excellent opportunities to undertake work-based placements during the degree in order to gain graduate level experience and skills whilst still a student. Please note you do not need to apply for both the 3 year and the 4 year programme. Both programmes have the same entry requirements.
Year 1: Core modules: perspectives in psychology; brain and behaviour 1; cognitive psychology 2; developmental psychology 1; research methods and statistics 1; psychology practical 1; social psychology 1. Year 2: Core modules: advanced statistics; psychological research methods; advanced contemporary research methods; brain and behaviour 2; cognitive neuropsychology; social psychology 2; language and communication; developmental psychology 2; cognitive psychology 2a; cognitive psychology 2b; individual differences and psychometrics. Year 3: Placement year. Year 4: Core modules: ageing; final year project; options from: nutrition and behaviour; developmental disorders; human sexualities; forensic psychology; health psychology; cognitive aspects of auditory perception; therapeutic intervention; psychology and work; clinical neurosciences.
At Aston we are dedicated to developing people and ideas that will shape the businesses and communities of tomorrow. Aston is ranked as the top UK University outside London for graduate employability, and is in the top 10 UK universities for producing millionaires. The Aston Student Village is transforming accommodation and the redeveloped Woodcock Sports Centre offers top sports facilities.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?