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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.8k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Excluding General Studies. One 'academic' subject preferable from applicants with 3 A-levels.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

We will consider Applied Science or Health Professions

International Baccalaureate

To include Grade 5 Standard of Grade 4 Higher in English and Mathematics.

UCAS tariff points

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-120 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


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

Not available

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

Psychology is a fascinating, multi-disciplinary subject covering all aspects of human behaviour. It is concerned with individual psychological processes and the social context of how we think and interact with the world around us. Psychologists use scientific methods, such as observation, experiments and statistical analysis to explore all aspects of our behaviour to understand how and why we react in the ways that we do. Our degree programmes cover all elements of psychological study from early childhood,neuropsychology and forensic to counselling, psychotherapy and abnormal psychology. We will provide you with a thorough grounding across a range of specialist areas and interests ensuring that our graduates are highly employable in a variety of sectors. Upon successful completion of the degree and provided that you graduate with a minimum of a second-class honours classification and pass your Year 3 dissertation research project, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the British Psychological Society (BPS). This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Our department offers one of the most diverse psychology teaching curricula in the UK, covering the full spectrum including: cognitive psychology; critical, health and community psychology and both quantitative and qualitative methods. We have built a reputation for delivering challenging and rewarding programmes which have attracted many international students. Departmental staff include practising researchers, counsellors, forensic and community psychologists who all draw on their own expertise to inform their teaching and research. Academic staff in the department are actively involved in research which informs and directs what you will be taught. This research is supported by a thriving external speaker programme and large numbers of postgraduate students. Features and benefits of this course include: This degree progamme is accredited by the BPS, which means that providing students graduate from your Psychology course here at Manchester Met with a minimum of a 2:2 honours classification and you pass your dissertation research project, you will be eligible for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) from the BPS. Psychology is taught in the new Brooks building which provides state-of-the-art teaching facilities and social spaces for students. 97% of Psychology students go straight into employment or onto further study after graduating. The Department of Psychology at Manchester Met has been ranked as outstanding by the British Psychological Society. The Department of Psychology is home to the Applied Psychology and Well-Being Research Group.


Manchester Metropolitan University

The uni - with a new £75 million Business School and Student Hub

MMU is a thriving and diverse community of students from all professions ranging from artists and teachers to business leaders and scientists. Whatever course you choose you'll have access to great industry links and opportunities in one of the UK's most popular student cities. We're two thirds of the way through a £350 million building programme including a new students' union planned for 2014.

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 89%
Student score 81% 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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
328 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £16.8k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are other elementary services occupations


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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