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BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

84%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

Scottish Highers
AABBB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAB

BTEC Diploma
DDD

Applied Science or Social Science.

BTEC Certificate
DD

Applied Science or Social Science.Only accepted when combined with A Level grade A (excluding General Studies).

International Baccalaureate
33

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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.

The real story about entry requirements

% applicants receiving offers

84%

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

£9,250

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
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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

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.

Modules

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.

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How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
54%
4%

Year 1

50%
50%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

58%
42%

Year 4

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

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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 81%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

73%

Staff are good at explaining things

89%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
343 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% of students do not continue into the second year of their course
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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% HIGH
Average graduate salary £19k HIGH
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are natural and social science professionals

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

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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