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University of Bedfordshire

Applied Psychology

UCAS Code: C810

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

Entry requirements


A level

C,C,E-C,C,C

80 - 96 UCAS Tariff points

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

MMP-MMM

UCAS Tariff

80-96
100%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

4years

Sandwich | 2018

Subject

Applied psychology

This exciting, British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited sandwich course provides theory and practical experience as you develop an appreciation of the difference psychology can make to people’s lives. Gain a grounding in the major areas and current issues in psychology in the first two years of study, followed by a one-year work placement in year 3, and further specialist units and a dissertation in the final year. Students will spend their placement year working for organisations that apply psychological knowledge in a professional setting. Those may include clinics treating adult or child mental health problems such as eating disorders, the prison service, the police, student academic and mental health support units, organisational and management consultants, or academic Psychology departments. Develop your practical skills, including listening and communication, support and advice provision, and become familiar with and able to identify psychological disorders.

Modules

Year 1; Foundations to Psychology, Introduction to Psychological Research Methods and Data Analysis, Psychology in Everyday Life, Introduction to Counselling (Option), Health and Wellbeing Psychology (Option), Psychology and Criminal Behaviour (Option) Year 2; Social Processes and Lifespan Development, Biological and Cognitive Psychology, Methods of Research in Psychology, Psychology in Practice Year 3: Placement Year Work Placement (Applied Psychology) Year 4;
Psychology Honours Project, Culture and Individual Differences, Atypical Child and Adolescent Development: Theories and Applications (Option), Coaching Psychology (Option), Problem Solving (Option), Cognitive Neuropsychology (Option), Critical Social Psychology (Option), Applied Health Psychology (Option), Psychology of Mental Health (Option), Occupational and Organisational Psychology (Option), Psychology of Language and Vision (Option)

Assessment methods

Throughout your degree you will encounter a wide variety of types of assessment collectively designed to suit the variety of individual learning styles. Each assessment will provide the opportunity to offer you feedback to help with your development and inform the completion of your future assessments. There will be an opportunity in each year of your study to develop and refine a number of key academic and transferable skills. These include team-working, report writing, oral presentations, constructing coherent written arguments, the ability to analyse, synthesise and evaluate complex information from a range of sources, reflective writing and personal and professional development planning. Besides these there is a range of other assessment types such as: computer-based assessments, portfolios, reflective journals, exams and much more. Support is provided through staff office hours as well as statistics drop-in sessions.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£11,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Luton Campus

Department:

School of Psychology

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.

78%
med
Applied 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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
85%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

80%
Library resources
89%
IT resources
80%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

90%
UK students
10%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
66%
2:1 or above
14%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

E
C
D
229

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

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.

£18,720
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
79%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

7%
Teaching and educational professionals
7%
Childcare and related personal services
5%
Protective service occupations
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Applied 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.

£15k

£15k

£19k

£19k

£16k

£16k

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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