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Abertay University

Psychology and Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: C8N6

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C

To include a literate subject For entry into Year 2 we would look for AAB to include Psychology

HNC (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 1 with HNC (BTEC) Health & Social Care

HND (BTEC)

D

Entry into Year 1 with HND (BTEC) Health & Social Care

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

29

To include a literate subject at S5 or H4

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H3,H3,H3

To include a literate subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM

Health and Social Care For entry into Year 2 we would look for D*D*D

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A,B

Entry into Year 2 to include Psychology

Scottish HNC

Pass

Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Legal Services - Graded Unit A Social Care - Graded Unit A Social Science - Graded Unit A Social Services - Graded Unit A Working with Communities - Graded Unit A

Scottish HND

Pass

Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Legal Services - Graded Units AA Social Science - Graded Units AA

Scottish Higher

A,B,B,B

To include a literate subject

UCAS Tariff

104-160

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

67%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2019

Subjects

Human resource management

Psychology

Why do people behave and think the way they do? You will study how and why your mind affects behaviour in specific situations. You will also develop the knowledge to make significant contributions to the management of people in organisations. This course combines a British Psychological Society-accredited (BPS) psychology degree with human resource management (HRM). Learn from research-active psychology staff at the best modern university in Scotland for Psychology research and CIPD accredited staff in the area of HRM. Engage with the challenges and issues faced by managers and HR practitioners in all sectors and types of organisation, in theory and practice. Undertake work experience with some of the leading companies and organisations in the field. Take advantage of study abroad opportunities in Groningen (Netherlands), Malta, Segovia (Spain) and the University of North Florida (USA).

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Introductory Psychology; Nature of Management; Managing People & Ideas; BPS Cognitive Psychology & Research Methods; Resourcing & Talent Planning; BPS Social Psychology & Research Methods; Project Management; BPS Biological Psychology and Personality & Individual Differences; Managing Across Cultures; BPS Developmental Psychology; BPS Research Methods; Project; Strategic Human Resource Management and Advanced Social & Cognitive Psychology. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Evidence-based thinking: scientific approaches to studying human behaviour; The Business Environment PSY203 Forensic Psychology (20 credits); Thoughts on Psychology; Law; Business in Society; Philosophy of Science, Mind and the Self; Applied Psychology; Employee Relations & Engagement; Future of Work; Investigative Psychology and the Law; Mental Health & Ageing; Work-Based Review; Human Evolutionary Psychology; Managing Transformational Change and Strategic Management & Leadership.

Tuition fees

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England
£9,250
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£13,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Abertay Campus

Department:

School of Social and Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

85%
high
Psychology

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.

Business and management

Sorry, no information to show

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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
17%
Male students
83%
Female students
52%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

93%
Staff make the subject interesting
98%
Staff are good at explaining things
95%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

98%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
100%
Course specific equipment and facilities
80%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
76%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

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.

Human resource management

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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
44%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Business, research and administrative professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject is much more common at postgraduate level, and so be aware that many of the good jobs in HR and personnel management go to graduates with Masters or other postgraduate qualifications in this subject. Work experience for first degree graduates can help to get around the lack of postgraduate qualifications, but if you want to go into management you might find that Masters to be an advantage. Although human resource roles are much the most common outcome for graduates from these courses, they take those jobs in an impressive array of industries so there are plenty of options for the kind of employer you can work for. If you would like to know about graduate prospects for your chosen course more specifically, head to an open day to talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
94%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

23%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Managers and directors in retail and wholesale
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.

Human resource management

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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.

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.

£14k

£14k

£18k

£18k

£21k

£21k

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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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

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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