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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
83% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 •Subject specific requirements: 112 UCAS points. Grade C in a relevant science or social science required •Is General Studies acceptable? No •Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications •Average A Level offer: BBC •Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications •Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DMM if studied on its own or to the total of 112 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

International Baccalaureate

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications

UCAS tariff points

We are looking for students with the potential to: •Use their initiative •Understand and perform a wide range of psychological investigations •Understand and critically evaluate the theory, concepts and principles that underpin the practical techniques of psychology •Demonstrate their understanding by communicating effectively, both orally and in their written work •Possess the self-discipline to manage their time and tasks effectively throughout their time here at LJMU

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112 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


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


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

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University is informed by internationally important research and taught by leading experts in the field. •Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) •Opportunity to undertake a 20-hour work placement in your second year •Excellent spring board into careers as diverse as teaching, the police, media, management, counselling, clinical, educational, occupational and health psychology •Brand new state-of-the-art facilities including a driving simulator and human performance lab •Fascinating range of topics ranging from psycho-social problems and drug use to understanding the criminal mind and the functions of the brain •International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more


Level 4 • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 1: Relationships and Associations •Studying Psychology •Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences •Psychological Themes •Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 2: Testing for Differences •Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology •Concepts in Mental Health and Wellbeing Level 5 • Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 3: Qualitative Research Methods •Cognitive and Biological Psychology •Developmental and Social Psychology •Careers and Employability •Contemporary Issues in Psychology •Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 4: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods •Mental Health Disorders Level 6 •Dissertation (core and contributes 40 credits) The remaining 80 credits must be made up from three 20 credit modules and two 10 credit modules. The following options are typically offered: •Psychology in Education (20 credits) •Health Psychology (20 credits) •Positive Psychology (20 credits) •Cognitive Neuroscience (20 credits) •Forensic Psychology (20 credits) •Psychopharmacology and Addictive Behaviour (10 credits) •Face Perception: Processes and Disorders (10 credits) •Work Psychology (10 credits) •Social Cognition (10 credits) •Sleep (10 credits) Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Liverpool John Moores University

Design Academy

With a heritage that stretches back to 1823, Liverpool John Moores University (LJMU) is now one of the largest and most well-established universities in the UK. Our research is influencing policymakers, improving people’s lives and finding solutions to the problems of the 21st century. Wherever you’ve come from and wherever you’re planning to get to, LJMU can help you find your place in the world.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 91%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
332 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
77% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
19% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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