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College of West Anglia

Psychosocial Studies

UCAS Code: C880
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years full-time 2018
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) years part-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
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Scottish Highers
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BTEC Diploma
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UCAS tariff points

72 UCAS tariff points from a minimum of 2 A-level subjects or equivalent level 3 qualification (30 level 3 grades at merit grade are required). Applicants must also have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade C (4 points) or above, to include English and maths. Interview may be required.

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 72 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.

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% 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.

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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

Full-time and part time students take a variety of modules in order to build up a programme of study which suits their own subject interest or future career plans. All students have a personal tutor who they can meet at least twice a semester to review progress and assist with any personal or academic problems.In the first year of the programme students are provided with study skills and tutorials in order to hone skills relevant to Higher Education.


During Year 1 (Level 4) modules may include: Psychoanalysis of the Self 1, Researching Social Issues, Social and Developmental Psychology, Issues in Child Development and Social psychology, Comparing Social Lives, Sociology and the Self, Political Ideologies and Social Controversies, the Sociological Imagination During Year 2 (Level 5) modules may include: Contemporary Social Psychology, Violent Crime, Individual and Society, Theories of Crime and Deviance, Social Research Methods, Social Divisions and Inequalities, Knowledge and Belief During Year 3 (Level 6) modules may include: Critical Issues in Health Psychology, Gender Relations, Clinical Psychology, Psychoanalysis and the Self 2, Concepts of Good and Evil, Nature and Society, Lifespan Development, Sexuality and Social Control, Criminal Psychology. There will also be a core Major Project Module which students will need to undertake in order to achieve the Honours component of the degree programme.

College of West Anglia

Students on Cambridge campus

The College of West Anglia, in partnership with Anglia Ruskin University, offers an increasing range of higher education courses. Our courses are ideal for people who want to gain higher qualifications but want the flexibility of studying closer to home. We offer the chance to study part-time so you can fit your studies around your work and family commitments.

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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.

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Who studies this subject?

Source: HESA

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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?

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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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