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Brunel University London

Psychology with Professional Development

UCAS Code: C800
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

91%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£19.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers
BBB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Distinction in a related subject plus A level grades BB

International Baccalaureate
30

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

91%

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

Our courses emphasise the everyday significance of psychology, encouraging you to explore the relationship between theory and practice through academic study and on work placements. This course includes two high-quality six month work placements in a variety of psychological and clinical settings. The practical skills you gain will give you a competitive edge when looking for your first graduate job. Recent placements include the Institute of Psychiatry, Royal Free Hospital and Holloway Prison. Resource-wise we are second to none. We have a full range of laboratory and technical facilities including computing labs, experimental testing cubicles, an EEG lab, an eye-tracking lab and an extensive psychometric test library. Our strong research culture enhances our teaching with expertise in areas such as neuropsychology, developmental, social, cognitive and evolutionary psychology, and mental illness. In your third year you can tailor the course to your own interests. We offer unique options including Evolutionary Psychology, Cross Cultural Psychology and Psychology of Aesthetics.

Modules

Level 1 Core: Foundations of psychology 1: learning and social psychology; foundations of psychology 2: clinical psychology; foundations of psychology 3: brain and cognition; research methods; statistics; psychological perspectives on current issues. Level 2 Core: Advanced research methods; advanced data analysis; clinical psychology; biological psychology; social psychology; developmental psychology; individual differences; cognitive psychology. Level 3: Optional Work placement (for thick-sandwich mode of study). Level 4 Core: Dissertation. Options: Autistic spectrum disorder; intergroup relations; health psychology; psychology of aesthetics; clinical aspects of eating disorders; practical investigations of mind and brain; animal behaviour; evolutionary psychology; drugs, hormones and the brain; the cognitive neuroscience of consciousness; cross cultural psychology; approaches in psychotherapy.

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

8%
42%
50%

Year 2

8%
44%
48%

Year 3

13%
87%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
43%

Year 1

42%
58%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

28%
72%

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 90%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

90%

Staff made the subject interesting

88%

Library resources are satisfactory

85%

Feedback on work has been helpful

63%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

69%

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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
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
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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £19.5k HIGH
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

11%

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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