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BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

51%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
88% HIGH
% employed or in further study
100% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£15.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Grades BBC required. To include English or literary subject.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Grades BBBB required. To include English or literary subject.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
28

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

51%

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

£1,820

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

Stage 1: Psychology 1; introduction to social science research; introduction to sociology 1; effective learning; introduction to social psychology; introduction to individual differences; introduction to sociology 2; plus an elective from the university catalogue. Stage 2: Researching social science; biological foundations of behaviour; psychology of child development; psychology of language and thinking; animal behaviour; researching psychology; psychology of skill development, plus an elective from the university catalogue. Stage 3: Social psychology 3; individual differences 3; psychology of memory and learning; psychology of lifespan development; practicals in psychology, plus 2 options from: health psychology; sports psychology; counselling psychology; problem solving and decision making; psychology of the internet; work psychology. Stage 4: Issues in social psychology; psychology of perception and attention; educational psychology; Honours project in psychology; plus 2 options from: advanced sports psychology; organisational behaviour; psychology of abnormality; traffic and transport psychology; exercise psychology; evolutionary psychology.

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Edinburgh Napier University is a dynamic and forward-looking institution dedicated to educational services relevant to the needs of students and employers. By offering creatively designed courses, flexible study methods and accessible routes to higher education we equip graduates for success in a competitive job market and are one of Scotland's top universities for graduate employability.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
20%
80%

Year 1

16%
82%
2%

Year 2

17%
83%

Year 3

14%
86%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
27%
61%
12%

Year 1

37%
60%
3%

Year 2

45%
52%
3%

Year 3

28%
69%
3%

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 95%
Student score 88% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

93%

Feedback on work has been helpful

67%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

89%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
1% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
386 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 100% HIGH
Average graduate salary £15.5k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

12%

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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