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Durham University

Psychology (Applied)

UCAS Code: C818
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

29%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
82% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19.5k HIGH
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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
Not Available

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

29%

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

Modules

Level 1: Introduction to Psychological Research; Introduction to Psychology 1 and 2. Level 2: Abnormal Psychology and Personality; Brain Processes of Cognition and Recognition; Memory and Language; Social and Developmental Psychology. Level 3: Animal Behaviour: Learning, Cognition and Ethology; Child Health Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Emotion and Social Cognition; Neuropsychology; Psychology Project and Statistics; Social Psychology; The Architecture of Vision; The Evolution of Human Behaviour; Advanced Applied Psychology; Applied Developmental Psychology; Clinical Cognitive Neuroscience; The Science of Consciousness

Durham University

Queen's Campus

As one of the only collegiate-style unis in the UK, coming to Durham means that you are part of a close community from the moment you arrive. With huge participation in sport, drama, arts and societies there's something for everyone. After all, where else could you spend your first year living in a castle which was also, incidentally, used as a film set for Harry Potter

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
27%
73%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

18%
82%

Year 3

20%
80%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
16%
77%
7%

Year 1

53%
47%

Year 2

54%
46%

Year 3

38%
62%

Year 4

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 91%
Student score 82% MED
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

83%

Library resources are satisfactory

90%

Feedback on work has been helpful

64%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

93%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
24% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
77% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
0% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
499 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
91% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £19.5k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

4%

Graduates who are caring personal services

4%

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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