What do you need to get in?
Main entry requirements
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of Not Available and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers94%
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.
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
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
Psychology seeks to understand thoughts, emotions and behaviour through scientific study (e.g. observations, interviews, experiments and questionnaires). A degree in psychology gives you the chance to study an inherently fascinating and useful subject, while offering you many opportunities for future development and employment. This degree course has four great strengths. First, we are applied; we focus on psychology in the real world and provide insight into the practical application of psychological knowledge from early on. Second, our course provides you with a comprehensive journey through the subject, with all core modules designed to complement and balance one another. Third, employability is embedded within our course from start to finish, helping you to build a broad range of academic, personal and career skills. The dedicated Key Skills in Psychology series of modules will help support your development throughout the course. Finally, our course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
Year 1: Core modules: introduction to psychology; introduction to research methods in psychology; (in addition, single honours students also study); perspectives on cognition and behaviour; psychology in practice. Year 2: Core modules: cognitive science; further research methods in psychology; psychology and discourse; (plus 1 or more of the following options); psychology of optimal performance; health psychology. Year 3: Core module: social psychology, personality and development; final year project (individual study); psychology in critical perspective; (plus the following optional modules); psychology in education; psychology of work; psychology and the therapeutic process; applied cognitive psychology.
We're a non-traditional university with an open and welcoming environment - everyone feels at home in our historic settings. Canterbury, our main campus, is a World Heritage Site and one of the safest university cities in England and Wales. As well as a wide range of exciting courses, there is loads to see and do outside of your studies, with London and even France easily accessible for a day trip. Canterbury: think history, great teaching and an unrivalled student experience.
How you'll spend your time
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- Lectures / seminars
- Independent study
How you'll be assessed
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- Written exams
- Practical exams
What do the numbers say for
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What do students think about this subject here?
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.
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
Male / Female
Full-time / Part-time
Typical Ucas points
2:1 or above
Most popular subjects students studied before attending
Here's an idea of the academic background of students from previous years, to give you a flavour of the type of people who take this subject.
What are graduates doing after six months?
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?