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Birmingham City University

Psychology

UCAS Code: C800

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Minimum 2 A levels required Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking, Subjects excluded - General Studies

AS

A,A-E,E

Maximum 2 AS Levels accepted in combination with a minimum of 2 A Levels Accept most subjects including Citzenship Studies and Critical Thinking, Subject excluded - General Studies

60 credits overall including 45 at level 3 of which 18 Level 3 credits are at merit or distinction grade. Subjects accepted: Social Sciences / Humanities pathway with a minimum of one 6-credit module in Psychology. Must also hold GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4+ or equivalent.

Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas / BTEC BTEC 12-unit or 90 Credit Diploma / OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a total of 112 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE English Language and mathematics at grade 4 or above. Equivalent qualifications will be considered. Required at the point of enrolment. Considered in lieu of GCSE Mathematics and/or English Language at grade C/4. Must have been achieved at the point of enrolment. - Functional Skills / Essential Skills level 2 - English and Maths - IGCSE English language and mathematics grade C or above

HNC (BTEC)

M

In Psychology. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

HND (BTEC)

M

In Psychology. May be considered for entry onto the second year of the degree. Subject to satisfactory comparability of modular content at level 4. A transcript will be required.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

28

overall. Students who do not complete the IB Diploma will be considered on the basis of their IB Certificates and alongside other acceptable level 3 qualifications to meet 112 UCAS Tariff Points If taking the IB Certificate you will need to obtain a total of 14 points or above from three Higher Level Subjects. students who do not already hold a GCSE in Mathematics at Grade C/4 or above grade 5 in Maths (Standard Level) from the IB Diploma will be accepted students who do not already hold a GCSE in English Language at Grade C/4 or above Standard Level English Language (not literature) Group A English Group A - Grade 4 or above, OR English Group B - Grade 5 from the IB will be accepted. A combination of GCSEs, A-levels and IB certificates will be considered on a case by case basis

Pass the Irish Leaving Certificate with a minimum of 112 tariff points, achieved in four Higher level subjects. This must include Maths and English Language taken at either Ordinary level (minimum grade O1-O4 (or A-C/A1-C3)) or Higher level (minimum grade H5/D1).

See Level 3 Entry under Irish Leaving Certificate for full details.

Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*

Most subjects considered. Considered on its own or in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory or Subsidiary Diplomas etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM

Most subjects considered. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Subsidiary Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Most subjects considered. Considered in combination with either A-levels, BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / BTEC 12 Unit or 90 Credit Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diploma etc to achieve minimum 112 points. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

D*D*

Most subjects accepted. Considered alone or in combination with other Level 3 qualifications to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Must be offered along with either two A-levels, two BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas/ OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma to achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Accept most subjects. Subjects NOT considered: Early Years, Early Years & Children's Play, Learning & Development and Health and Social Care pre-2016

Achieve a minimum of 112 tariff points achieved in either three Advanced Highers or from a combination of two Advanced Highers plus two Highers. Where three Advanced Highers have been taken achieve a minimum of grades CCD.  Where a combination of Highers and Advanced Highers have been taken you must achieve (grades of CD in two Advanced Highers plus grades of CC in two Highers).

One or two Higher subjects only considered if offered along with two Advanced Highers to total 112 points Subjects excluded - General Studies

UCAS Tariff

112

Considered in combination with either two A-levels (grades B and B), two 6-unit BTEC Subsidiary Diplomas / OCR Cambridge Technical Introductory Diplomas (grades D and M) or a BTEC 12-unit National Diploma/ OCR OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma (grades DM).

84%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Psychology

Looking for Birmingham psychology courses? Our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society and allows you to take a year-long industry placement.Make sense of the real world through gaining a deep understanding of how the core and specialised areas in psychology contribute to our understanding of contemporary issues, as well as looking at the role of brain function across multiple psychological perspectives.Youll apply scientific reasoning and evaluate patterns of behaviour, gaining key transferable skills in communication, teamwork and problem-solving.You will explore scientific approaches to understanding the mind, brain and behaviour. Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the historical and scientific underpinnings of the discipline of Psychology and how these underpinnings change across the core curriculum topic areas. Explore how the six core areas in Psychology can explain factors that influence the mind, brain, behaviour and experience, and of the complex interactions between these.You will develop knowledge and understanding of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Methods. Our Psychology department works in partnership with the nationally recognised Advance HE to continually develop the quality of both our staff and the programme, focusing on self-development, contemporary learning practices and integrating practice within the community.**For full details, visit our website.**

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

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:

Curzon Building Campus

Department:

School of Social Sciences

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.

86%
high
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

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

89%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
94%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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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.

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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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