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Canterbury Christ Church University

Psychology (Sport and Exercise)

UCAS Code: C813
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
75% LOW
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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

100%

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

Psychology seeks to understand human thoughts, emotions and behaviour though scientific study such as observations, interviews, experiments and questionnaires. A degree in Psychology (Sport and Exercise) gives you the chance to study an inherently fascinating and useful subject, within the specific contexts of sport and exercise, while offering you many opportunities for future development and employment. The applied nature of our course provides insight into the practical application of psychological knowledge in the athletic and physical domain from early on in your academic journey. All core modules are designed to complement and balance one another. Aspects of employability are embedded within our course from start to finish, helping you to build a broad range of academic, personal and career skills, relevant to sport, exercise and physical activity.

Modules

Year 1: Introduction to sport and exercise psychology; key studies in sport and exercise psychology; introduction to psychology; introduction to research methods and statistics. Year 2: Group dynamics in sport; psychology of the individual in sport; further research methods; skill acquisition in sport and exercise; exercise psychology; options: brain and behaviour; social psychology; developmental psychology; perception, learning and memory. Year 3: Applied sport psychology; individual study; options A: coaching in sport; issues in sport and exercise psychology; the psychology of skilled performance; applied exercise psychology; options B: thinking, creativity and language; psychology and the therapeutic process; health psychology; psychology and education; psychology in the working environment; individual differences.

Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Cathedral

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

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
25%
75%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
28%
64%
8%

Year 1

22%
73%
5%

Year 2

12%
75%
13%

Year 3

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 83%
Student score 75% LOW
Able to access IT resources

88%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

55%

Feedback on work has been prompt

44%

Staff are good at explaining things

87%

Received sufficient advice and support

80%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
285 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
83% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

6%

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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