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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Psychology (with Foundation Year)

UCAS Code: 1C47

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

E,E,E

Accepted alongside A-Levels as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

48 UCAS Tariff points from International Baccalaureate Certificates

48 UCAS Tariff points

Accepted alongside Irish Leaving Certificate Higher Level as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff requirement.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

PPP

48 UCAS Tariff points

48 UCAS Tariff points

UCAS Tariff

48

Our general entry requirement for the foundation year is 48 UCAS tariff points but all applications are considered individually and we consider work experience, vocational training/qualifications as well as motivation and potential to succeed. The programme welcomes applications from anyone who can demonstrate a commitment to the subject and the potential to complete their chosen programme successfully. This can be established by showing appropriate academic achievements or by demonstrating that they possess the knowledge and ability equivalent to the academic qualifications.

Accepted as part of overall 48 UCAS Tariff point requirement.

80%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Psychology

If you are fascinated with behaviour and wonder why people do what they do, then our psychology course – which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) – will be ideal for your questioning mind.

As a psychology student at Wrexham Glynd?r University you will have access to a diverse range of facilities including our psychometric lab, flight simulator, high-tech sports performance lab, experimental cubicles and simulation lab.

On this hands-on, practical degree, you’ll discover the fascinating science behind how people think, act, react and interact.

Throughout the course you will gain a greater understanding of social interaction, individual development and the way in which the brain interprets information that we deal with on a daily basis.

The scientific nature of psychology is emphasised throughout the course with specific modules relating to social psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences, cognitive psychology, and psychobiology. You will develop your statistical and research skills through regular laboratory based practicals and in the final part of the course you will complete a substantial final project on a topic of your choice.

*Subject to Validation in 2019. The University reviews its courses on a regular basis to ensure that they reflect the needs of students and employers. To do this we have a schedule for approving new programmes, and updating existing ones. Some are awaiting their turn in the approval cycle and are shown as 'subject to validation'. As soon as the award is validated, details will be amended automatically. For those courses listed as subject to validation, please contact the Admissions Office on 01978 293439 for further information. Once a programme that you have applied for is validated, details will be communicated to you. If you are not happy with the changes made and wish to withdraw your choice, the University will assist you with finding an alternative programme.

You can also choose to study this course as a three year degree (without a foundation year) BSc Psychology UCAS code: C800

Modules

YEAR 1 (FOUNDATION YEAR)

MODULES

Introduction to Theories and Methods in Psychology
Introduction to Topics in Psychology
Introduction to Topics in Applied Psychology
Negotiated Learning Group Research Project

YEAR 2 (LEVEL 4)

MODULES

Fundamental Psychology
Introduction to Research Design
Essential Psychology
Introduction to Data Analysis
Psychology in Action*
Study Skills for Psychology

*Not available for 2019 entry

YEAR 3 (LEVEL 5)

In your second year you will continue to develop your research method skills and apply them in different areas of Psychology. During this year you will complete some core modules that will build on the knowledge gained in the first year.

MODULES

Developmental Psychology
Advanced Research Design
Biological Psychology
Cognitive Psychology
Intermediate Research Methods
Individual Differences

YEAR 4 (LEVEL 6)

In your third and final year, you will design your own research project with supervision from the Academic team. This year will see you complete the final core module, Social Psychology, and also allow you to choose optional modules to study based on your own preferences and interests.

MODULES

Work Based Learning
Social Psychology
Research Project
Clinical Psychology (optional)*
Health Psychology (optional)*
Negotiated Learning (optional)
Educational Psychology (optional)*
The Psychology of Religion (optional)*
Forensic Psychology (optional)
Counselling Psychology (optional)
Occupational Psychology (optional)*

*Not available for 2019

The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed by a combination of coursework (essays, portfolios and practical reports), presentations and examinations. You will be required to do a dissertation as part of your final year assessment.

Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.

We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.

The degree will be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical classes, project work and computer-based exercises (e.g. in research methods and statistics)

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£9,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£9,000
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

31%
low
Psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

36%
Staff make the subject interesting
40%
Staff are good at explaining things
44%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
40%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

60%
Library resources
79%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
0%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£14,976
low
Average annual salary
93%
low
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

19%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£11k

£11k

£15k

£15k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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