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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

76%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
Not Available
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
AABB-AAAA

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

76%

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

Equips you with knowledge and a critical appreciation of contemporary psychological theory and research. Enables you to gain analytical and critical-thinking skills that are transferable to many professional occupations. Approved as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the British Psychological Society and providing the graduate basis for certified membership - the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. The Department of Psychological Sciences is strongly oriented towards research and contains the Centre for Brain and Cognitive Development, the Institute for the Study of Children, Families and Social Issues, the Birkbeck-UCL Centre for Neuroimaging and the Centre for Cognition, Computation and Modelling. The department is also a member of the Bloomsbury Centre for Genetic Epidemiology and Statistics. Psychological Sciences at Birkbeck were ranked 5th in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework (REF), and we achieved 100% for a research environment conducive to research of world-leading quality. Psychological research at Birkbeck has ranked 5th in the world in a category of the Best Global Universities Rankings 2016, an important and influential index of research quality. Read our termly departmental newsletter. We offer study skills courses and one-to-one advice from our departmental learning co-ordinators. You will also be allocated a personal tutor. You will have access to Birkbeck Library with its comprehensive online resources and the access it provides to a large number of other university and research libraries in the Bloomsbury area and beyond. Birkbeck is different: classes are in the evening, so you can work, volunteer or do your own thing during the day. Record numbers of students are doing just that and getting a head start on their future careers. You can choose to take pathways in Psychology, Psychology with Neuroscience, Psychology with Child Development and Psychology in Practice.

Modules

Year 1: Core modules: developmental psychology; general foundations of psychology; introduction to research methods; psychobiology; psychobiology 2. Year 2: Core modules: individual differences; language; perception, attention and performance; research methods; social psychology. Year 3: Core modules: advanced research methods; critical analysis; history and philosophy of psychology; memory and cognition; final year project; plus options which may include: health psychology; brain and cognitive development; family studies; genetics and psychology.

Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck, University of London

Birkbeck is a world-class university headquartered in the heart of Bloomsbury in central London. It is a vibrant centre of academic excellence and London's only specialist evening degree provider with students aged 18 to 100. We are a College of the University of London and champion part-time and evening teaching and research in higher education.

We list 41 full-time, evening taught Birkbeck courses, but you can choose from more than 80 part-time evening degrees - visit Birkbeck website for full details.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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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 79%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

52%

Staff are good at explaining things

80%

Received sufficient advice and support

66%

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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
10% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
74% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
75% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
276 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
74% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
21% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary Not Available
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

3%

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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