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University of Bradford

Psychology

UCAS Code: C801

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 64 from 2 A levels (or equivalent), plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4

As UCAS Tariff

As UCAS tariff plus Higher Level grade 3 or Standard Level grade 4 in English and Maths.

112 UCAS tariff points to include 5 Higher Level Subjects and Ordinary Level English and Maths at grade O4

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DMM

plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4

The University of Bradford will make offers based on the following qualifications individually and when they are combined with others - Advanced Higher Higher BTEC/Scottish Higher National Certificate (HNC) plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS Tariff

112

112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of 64 from 2 A levels (or equivalent), plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4

93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Psychology

This single Honours programme offers the opportunity to study the mind and human behaviour systematically and scientifically.
Modules introduce you to psychology as a discipline – the fundamental concepts and their relevance to everyday life.
They cover social psychology, research methods, cognitive psychology, psychobiology, individual differences, and developmental psychology, and you will be able to design and carry out investigations in our Psychology laboratories.
Professional Accreditation/Recognition
This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the Society, provided the minimum standard of qualification of Second-Class Honours is achieved and the empirical psychology project is passed. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist and/or Practising Psychologist.

Membership of British Psychological Society (BPS)
Our students receive automatic and free membership of the British Psychological Society (BPS) for 15 months. The British Psychological Society membership scheme offers the opportunity for all students to benefit from the resources membership gives.
Membership benefits include:
? Monthly copy of The Psychologist magazine
? Psych Talk - magazine by students for students
? FREE online access to ALL Society Journals
? Discounts on: Society conferences; Events; Publications (journals, etc.); Oxford Press and Wiley books
? High Street savings through our members-benefits scheme
? For an additional fee there's the option to join a Member Network if you have a specific area of psychology you are interested in.
For more information visit the BPS website (opens in a new window).

Why Bradford?

The Division of Psychology has a number of dedicated laboratories which support psychology teaching and research.
Lab-based practicals give you the opportunity to participate in and organise psychological research.
The Division has an active work experience opportunities scheme designed to assist students in gaining experience whilst studying.
In addition, the University also has partner institutions across Europe, North America, East Asia or Australia, where you may wish to study for a year in order to widen your horizons and develop your independence and confidence.

The overall satisfaction rate for students completing the BSc Psychology in 2016 was 84%

Modules

Year 1
Becoming a Person 1 (core)
Becoming a Person 2 (core)
Critical and Philosophical Issues in Psychology (core)
Introduction to Research Methods in Psychology (core)
Professional Applications of Psychology (core)
Thinking Psychologically (core)

Year 2
Cognitive Psychology (core)
Developmental Psychology (core)
Methodological Issues and Qualitative Research (core)
Psychobiology and Neuroscience (core)
Quantitative Research Methods and Data Analysis (core)
Social Psychology (core)

Year 3
Research Project in Psychology (core)
Abnormal Psychology, Health and Intervention (option)
Advanced Issues in Child Development in Education Contexts (option)
Advanced Issues in Neuropsychology (option)
Forensic Psychology (option)
Psychology Life Skills and Employability (option)
Psychology of Health and Eating (option)
University Elective (option)

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
£14,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Bradford

Department:

Division 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.

72%
low
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

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
78%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
68%
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

83%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
67%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
70%
2:1 or above
8%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
C
310

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 (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.

£20,000
med
Average annual salary
79%
low
Employed or in further education
97%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Business, finance and related associate professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
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.

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

£16k

£16k

£18k

£18k

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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