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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
84% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.1k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

To include at least one science (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Geography or Psychology). This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Scottish Advanced Highers

To include at least one science (e.g., Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Mathematics, Geography or Psychology). This offer will exclude General Studies and Critical Thinking.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Must be a related subject

International Baccalaureate

To include 18 pts from 3 Higher Level subjects.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

Psychology is the systematic and scientific study of behaviour and experience. It has a wide range of applications from industry to commerce, education and health and social services. Cardiff University’s School of Psychology is long established, well resourced, and has an excellent international reputation. As a psychology student at Cardiff, you will be studying the subject very much from the scientific standpoint while meeting the challenges of understanding behaviour from social, cognitive and biological perspectives. This is a three year programme that is supported by enthusiastic lecturers from one of the UK's leading psychology research departments. You will be studying a degree programme that is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership. Distinctive features The distinctive features of the degree include: the opportunity to learn in a School which was graded ‘Excellent’ in the last Teaching Quality Assessment, and was ranked second in the UK in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework; the involvement of research-active staff in course design and delivery; the variety of modules on offer; the emphasis on independent learning in a research-led environment; the emphasis on acquisition of high quality practical skills and the development of innovative ideas; the emphasis on safety and ethical considerations; membership of the British Psychological Society and an awareness of professional standards and progression; the opportunity to apply to undertake paid research with a member of staff; flexibility, permitting graduates to pursue professional careers as psychologists, as well as a wide range of other careers, including postgraduate research.


Cardiff University

Campus life

A world-leading university in the vibrant capital city of Wales: 94% of our 2010 graduates are in work or further study six months after graduation. You'll be part of a Russell Group university and one that is ranked in the top 1.5% of the 10,000 universities globally. With over 26,000 students and 6,000 staff, the academic community is the size of a small town, with an active union to match.

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 92%
Student score 84% 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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
85% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
427 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
92% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 98% MED
Average graduate salary £18.1k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are caring personal services


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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