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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112-128

% applicants receiving offers

93%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

112-128 UCAS points at A2

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
112-128

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-128 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

93%

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

Not available

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

How does the brain control our behaviour? How do brain disorders affect us? What about drugsâ?Š? If you want to specialise in physiological psychology, this is the course for you. It will prepare you for a career working with people with a range of needs - neurodegenerative diseases, tumours, strokes, traumatic brain injuriesâ?Š For the first two years, youâ??ll study core areas of the British Psychological Societyâ??s curriculum on this accredited course, with a specialist techniques in biopsychology module in Year 2. In Year 3, youâ??ll develop your neuropsychological skills further by choosing from topic and project options including biological treatments in psychiatry, memory disorders and clinical neuropsychology.

Modules

Year 1: Methods and practice of psychological inquiry; introduction to developmental and social psychology; introduction to psychobiology and cognition; current topics in psychology 1; current topics in psychology 2; an introduction to evolutionary psychology; topics in forensic and criminal psychology; psychology of the media; mind games (topics in sport and exercise psychology). Year 2: Psychological research 1 (design and quantitative methods); psychological research 2 (qualitative methods); social and developmental psychology; cognitive and physiological psychology; individual differences; topics and techniques in neuroscience; health psychology; applying psychology; forensic psychology; sport psychology. Year 3: Neuropsychology project; neuropsychological disorders and techniques; brain, treatments and behaviour; violent and sexual offending or crime (impacts and consequences); theory and practice in sport psychology or psychology of diet and exercise; health psychology (theory and practice) or health promotion; applying psychology to the educational setting; interpersonal and organisational psychology; contemporary issues in social psychology; psychology placement module.

University of Central Lancashire

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UCLan is a 'modern' university, created in 1992, but its roots go back to 1828 with the founding of the 'Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge'. There are 102 different nationalities represented among UCLan's international and domestic student body. At UCLan, we want to give students the advantage they need through teaching and support to achieve their ambitions.

How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

Where there isn’t enough reliable data about this specific course, we’ve shown aggregated data for all courses at this university within the same subject area

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were – useful to refer to when you’re narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 84%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

81%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

88%

Received sufficient advice and support

72%

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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
4% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
76% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
13% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
325 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
79% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
16% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

7%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Graduates who are caring personal services

16%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the fourth most popular subject overall, one in 24 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) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates – far more than there are jobs in psychology – this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business. With a mix of good people skills and with 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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