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Heriot-Watt University

Psychology with Management

UCAS Code: C8N2
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

50%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Management studies
Student score
81% MED
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
90% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£20k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
BB

BB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
27

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

50%

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

90% of our graduates are in work/study within six months of completing the programme. 82% of our students express overall satisfaction with this programme. The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for the purpose of eligibility to apply for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). The programme provides a solid background in mainstream psychology, but introduces (and allows specialism within) marketing, human resource management, finance, and management.

Modules

Level 1: Courses introduce psychology from a range of different perspectives, with emphasis on application to the real world, psychological disorders, and how to actually carry out psychological research; additional courses support the development of study skills and computing abilities; 3management courses provide an introduction to topics in both management and finance. Level 2: Psychology courses cover: social psychology; cognitive psychology; developmental psychology; intelligence; research methods; students also select 2 management courses from several alternatives. Level 3: Psychology courses cover: social psychology; developmental psychology; cognitive psychology; biological psychology; individual differences; research methods; students also select 3 management courses from several alternatives. Level 4: Students work closely with a staff member in devising and conducting a research project of their choice at the interface of psychology and management; they also select 4 other psychology courses from several, employment-related alternatives, and 2 other management courses from several alternatives.

Heriot-Watt University

The reception

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
29%
71%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

25%
75%

Year 3

19%
81%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
39%
38%
23%

Year 1

56%
38%
6%

Year 2

54%
46%

Year 3

48%
52%

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 89%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

91%

Library resources are satisfactory

78%

Feedback on work has been helpful

54%

Feedback on work has been prompt

57%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

74%

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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
13% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
73% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
400 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
2% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

9%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

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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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 90%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

83%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

79%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

76%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

79%

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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
39% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
50% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
408 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
82% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
24% 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 90% LOW
Average graduate salary £20k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

8%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Management degrees are a popular choice, with more than 6,000 graduates in 2012. It's not a surprise to hear that a lot of graduates from the subject went into management, and remember that, for this degree, a lot of the jobs are in London. But management graduates tried their hands at all sorts of different jobs last year – not just those within the finance industry, but also community work, IT, marketing and PR and even surveying. This is a flexible degree that can fit graduates for all sorts of work.
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