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King's College London, University of London

Psychology with a Year Abroad

UCAS Code: C801

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King's as one of your A levels. Must include at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, Mathematics at GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9,P:0

Access to Science Diploma (or similar subject). Level 3 study must include study of at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade 6/B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate – Principal subjects

D3,D3,D3

Please note that Global Perspectives is not accepted by King’s as one of your Pre-U Principal subjects. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) will be considered. Must include at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, Mathematics at GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants must obtain or have obtained grade 6 or B in GCSE Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade 6/B in GCSE Mathematics. Note the total IB point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Irish Leaving Certificate - Higher Level

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Must include at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, Mathematics at GCSE grade 6/B (or equivalent).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDM

DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A at A-level in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade 6/B in GCSE Mathematics.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum Standard Credit Grade/Intermediate 2/National 5 Mathematics if not taken at Higher.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject.

UCAS Tariff

93-144

We’ve calculated how many Ucas points you’ll need for this course.

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time with time abroad | 2018

Subject

Psychology

Studying psychology at King's means joining Europe's largest centre for research and education in this field. Our new course is taught at the centrally located Guy's Campus, London Bridge, where our students enjoy state-of-the-art teaching facilities created specifically for this course. Our students are part of a thriving student community in the heart of London.

Our Psychology BSc will introduce you to a number of approaches to the application of psychological science and help you to explore their application to a variety of contemporary challenges. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), who highlighted five areas of particular strength in our course, including the emphasis on research-led teaching and the potential for students to benefit greatly from the research expertise of our world-leading Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

TEF rating:

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What students say


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)

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

73%
UK students
27%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
100%
2:1 or above
0%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
A
B
480

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.

£24,000
high
Average annual salary
98%
high
Employed or in further education
51%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Health professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
6%
Sales, marketing 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.

£22k

£22k

£22k

£22k

£28k

£28k

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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