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Main entry requirements
For applicants offering at least one of the following subjects at A level: Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Maths or Physics, the typical offer will be ABB. Please note: it is not essential to have studied any particular subjects at A level. We do not accept General Studies.
If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 128-136 and refer to the university’s website for full details of all entry routes and requirements.
% applicants receiving offers95%
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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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Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between the mind, brain and behaviour. Students will study the psychological and neuro-scientific processes that underpin activities such as thinking, reasoning, memory and language, learn the consequences of brain injury and explore ways to improve health-related behaviour. Psychology graduates tend to be highly numerate and possess high-quality essay writing and critical analysis skills. Students develop effective team working and problem-solving skills, good ICT abilities, the skills needed for independent research and excellent oral communication skills. With these transferable and valuable attributes, psychology graduates have much to offer to a variety of employers. As more businesses recruit from a global pool of talent, we are finding new ways to help our students stand out from the crowd. We support and encourage you to take advantage of opportunities for studying and working abroad which could: - Reward you with an international outlook and cultural awareness. - Help you gain confidence and become more self-reliant. - Give you independence and initiative for the best possible start to your career. All students commencing the three-year BSc (Hons) Psychology degree have the option of transferring to the Psychology with a Year abroad Undergraduate Programme. Popular destinations include: Hong Kong, Germany, The Netherlands, North America, Australia, Poland, and Ireland. • The Department of Psychology is ranked in the top third of all psychology departments in the UK (Complete University Guide, 2016). • EMPLOYABILITY: 90% of Swansea University Psychology students go on to work and/or study six months after graduating (Unistats,2015). • ACCREDITATION: The Psychology Degree is validated by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and (providing that a minimum of a Second Class Honours Degree, Division Two is achieved) confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the BPS and for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). The latter is the first step to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories: http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/
Year 1 compulsory: Employability and Study Skills for Psychology Statistics and Research Methods Cognition I: Basic Processes Social and Developmental Psychology Biological Psychology Individual and Abnormal Psychology Year 2 compulsory: Cognition II: Higher Level Processes Development Across the Lifespan Brain and Behaviour From Individuals to Society Research and Experimental Methods I Research and Experimental Methods II Year 3 Our extensive range of third year optional modules include (but are not limited to) • Forensic Psychology • Applied Behaviour Analysis • Neuropsychology • Work Psychology • Psychopathology • Drugs and Behaviour • Health psychology • Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience • Developmental Neuroscience • Nutrition and Behaviour • Sleep and Dreaming Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.
Swansea University offers the right balance of excellent teaching and research, matched by an enviable quality of life. A modern approach to learning is backed by excellent facilities and high standards of teaching. Set in parkland overlooking Swansea Bay on the edge of the breathtaking Gower Peninsula, Swansea surely offers one of the best university locations in the world.
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