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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
72% LOW
% employed or in further study
78% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

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

Scottish Highers
Not Available

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

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4

UCAS tariff points

plus GCSE English and Maths at grade C or 4

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


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

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%


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)

University of Bradford

Main building

The University of Bradford is a fantastic place to study, socialise and get involved with, whether it's through the wide range of courses or the many sports, societies, media and entertainments at the Students' Union. Our new £8million Student Central building holds a 1,300-capacity club, radio station, four bars, bookable rooms for students and a huge outdoor grass area.

How you'll spend your time

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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 74%
Student score 72% LOW
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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
310 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
70% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
8% 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 78% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers


Graduates who are customer service occupations


Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


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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