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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 6 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

128

% applicants receiving offers

86%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Normally 300 UCAS Points with a subject at grade B or above.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MDD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MDD

International Baccalaureate
30

UCAS tariff points
128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128 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

86%

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

The psychology BSc (Hons) focuses across key areas in psychology with an opportunity to achieve a deeper understanding in specialised areas. The first and second years focus upon providing a foundation in what the British Psychological Society recognises as the core areas of psychology. Additional focus is given to exploring psychology as an applied subject, where the impact of psychology in our everyday lives is made more explicit. This course is professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society, which means successful completion of this course enables eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership; the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. You may enhance your range of scientific knowledge, transferable and analytical skills across a broad range of optional modules. Furthermore, be involved in our Psychology student volunteers which provide exciting opportunities to become actively involved in cutting edge research projects and work with organisations. 98% of our psychology graduates seeking to enter employment or further study are successful within six months of graduating. For more information please visit our website dmu.ac.uk/psychology

Modules

Years 1 and 2: The focus is upon providing a good foundation in biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology as well as personality and individual differences, and research methods; students also have the opportunity to consider the application of psychology in wider contexts. Final year: Involves an individual research project and conceptual issues and critical debates in psychology; in addition the course offers a wide choice of optional modules to suit studentsâ?? interests and aspirations.

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How you'll spend your time

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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 96%
Student score 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

97%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

76%

Feedback on work has been prompt

81%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
3% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
284 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
55% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

11%

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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