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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
92% LOW
Average graduate salary
£19.6k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

AAB or ABB with a relevant EPQ A level General Studies, Critical Thinking and Citizenship are not accepted

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Check with the Department for acceptable subjects

International Baccalaureate

UCAS tariff points

136 UCAS tariff points from 3 A levels or 3 A levels and 1 EPQ

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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

Not available

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 understanding of human behaviour through the scientific study of the mind and brain: what stimulates us, how we learn to perceive and understand the world, how we communicate and interact socially, how we behave and misbehave and how we can sometimes make mistakes. The BSc (Hons) Psychology at City encourages analytical and critical thinking, the careful appraisal of evidence and the application of a wide range of technical and professional skills. City's Psychology BSc course is BPS-accredited and ranked 2nd in London by The Guardian University Guide 2017. The BSc (Hons) Psychology at City is an excellent introduction to many careers. Graduates have found that the keys skills learnt have found them roles in schools, charities, the NHS and the Crown Prosecution Service. The BSc (Hons) Psychology at City is accredited by the BPS and comprises the first stage of qualifying as a Chartered Psychologist. It also provides the necessary first degree qualification for further education on BPS-accredited Masters and Doctoral level courses. In addition to the BSc Psychology degree we provide the opportunity for you to graduate with a BPS accredited BSc Psychology degree in a specialised area of Psychology. All students that enter our BSc Psychology route and can apply to specialise in one of 4 pathways, or continue with their BSc Psychology degree. Specialisms include: BSc Psychology with Counselling and Health Psychology, BSc Psychology with Organisational Psychology and Behavioural Economics, BSc Psychology with Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience and BSc Psychology with Child Development, You can make this choice at the end of your 2nd year.


The first year covers the main areas of psychology: cognition, development, biology and the history of psychological theories. In addition, a specialist module focuses on the training and skills needed to pursue a degree and a career as a professional psychologist. First year core modules include: Biological approaches to mind and behaviour, Cognitive approaches to mind and behaviour, History and theory of psychology, Lifespan psychology, Professional and academic development for psychologists, Research design and analysis (laboratory methods) and Research design and analysis (quantitative methods). The second year advances knowledge of core subjects in psychology to meet the requirements for British Psychological Society accreditation. Second year core modules include: Biological psychology, Cognitive Psychology 1, Cognitive Psychology 2, Developmental psychology, Personality and differential psychology, Research methods in psychology and Social psychology. Final year students conduct their own empirical research project and select six specialist modules from a wide range of modules led by expert academic staff and practitioners.

City, University of London

Located in the heart of London

Ranked first in London for student satisfaction (The Complete University Guide 2017), in the top 15 in the UK for graduate prospects (The Times and Sunday Times University League Table 2017) and among the top four per cent of universities in the world (Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015), City is a leading global institution located in the heart of London committed to academic excellence and focused on business and the professions.

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 87%
Student score 80% MED
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
22% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
86% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
346 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 92% LOW
Average graduate salary £19.6k HIGH
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


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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