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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
83% HIGH
% employed or in further study
94% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18.7k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

BTEC Diploma

in a science, sport, health, business, law, engineering, environmental, IT or public services subject with an A level at grade B.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

in a science, sport, health, business, law, engineering, environmental, IT or public services subject

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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


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


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

Brunel is in the top ten in London for Psychology (Complete University Guide 2018). Are you curious about people, the mind and behaviour? If so, it’s likely that you’ll find a degree in psychology particularly rewarding. Psychologists investigate a range of topics. For example, they examine the relationship between the brain, behaviour and subjective experience. They look at human development, the influence of other people on the individual’s thoughts, feelings and behaviour, and psychological disorders and their treatment. At Brunel, our academic staff are leading experts in areas like cross- cultural psychology and neuroscience. Our Psychology courses emphasise the everyday and real-life significance of psychology. We will encourage you to explore the relationship between the practical and theoretical aspects of the subject through academic study and work placements. We also offer Psychology (Sport, Health and Exercise) BSc, similarly this course offers the opportunity for two six-month placements. You’ll use a wide range of laboratory and technical facilities on the course. Our facilities include a dedicated MRI scanner, an EEG (electroencephalogram) lab, portable near-infrared spectroscopy equipment, transcranial magnetic stimulation labs, a 3D body scanner, psychophysics, eye tracking and information technology resources. On sandwich course you are offered two six-month work placements, giving you the opportunity to experience two work environments relevant to your chosen career pathway. Students have worked in clinical psychology at St George’s Hospital; the Institute of Psychiatry; community programmes for vulnerable groups such as Hillingdon and Ealing Victim Support; Royal Free Hospital; and Holloway Prison. Students have also worked on research in psychology at medical schools across London. On this course, you’ll qualify for graduate membership of the British Psychological Society if you achieve a second-class degree or above. This is a mark of quality and an essential entry qualification for postgraduate professional training in psychology to practise as a health professional. If you select the four-year sandwich course you’ll benefit from two six-month work placements, giving you experience across psychological and clinical environments. In Level 3, you can choose four modules to specialise in topics as diverse as cross-cultural psychology, animal behaviour or eating disorders. You’ll learn in lectures, seminars and in the lab, using information technology to develop important skills in areas including experimental psychology and psychophysics. We’ll make sure you gain valuable experience so you can develop a stand-out CV. Our graduates have found positions in education, mental health and healthcare. They work in roles such as assistant psychologist, forensics, mental health support worker, health and wellbeing project officer, healthcare assistant, lecturer, rehabilitation assistant, social therapist and support worker.


Typical modules in year 1 Foundations of Psychology I: Learning & Social Psychology, Foundations of Psychology II: Brain & Cognition, Research Methods, Statistics, Foundations of Psychology III: Clinical Psychology, Psychological Perspectives on Contemporary Issues. <p>Typical modules in year 2 Biological Psychology, Social Psychology, Quantitative Research Methods, Advanced Data Analysis, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology, Qualitative Research Methods. <p>Typical modules in year 3 Core - Dissertation Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Drugs, Hormones & the Brain, Evolutionary Psychology, Drugs, Hormones and the Brain, Music Psychology, The Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness, Animal Behaviour, Approaches in Psychotherapy, Cross-Cultural Psychology, Psychology of Aesthetics, Clinical Aspects of Eating Disorders, Animal Behaviour. <p>Please visit our website for full course details.

Brunel University London

Main Concourse

Situated on the edge of London, Brunel University is a short journey from the vibrant capital, offering the perfect balance between cosmopolitan city living and a tight knit diverse community. The uni boasts well-known lecturers including Will Self, Benjamin Zephaniah and Fay Weldon. Brunel is home to world-class sports facilities, including one of the few 132m indoor sprint tracks in the country.

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

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% HIGH
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
84% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
324 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 94% LOW
Average graduate salary £18.7k HIGH
Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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