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University of East Anglia UEA

Cognitive Psychology with Placement Year

UCAS Code: C830

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

If no GCSE equivalent is held, offer will include Mathematics and English requirements.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

BTEC Public Services is not accepted.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

Only accepted in combination with Scottish Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

136

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

About this course


Course option

4years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Psychology

On this British Psychological Society-accredited course, youll gain a strong grounding in key theories and research methods of cognitive psychology. Youll study topics such as psychology and risk, psychology of language, brain, mind and machines, social and affective neuroscience, and applied neuropsychology. In your final year, youll design and implement your own research project related to cognitive psychology. Past students have researched areas such as autism, face perception, visual perception and attention, and brain activity in relation to social and non-social stimuli. If youre interested in a career in mental and physical rehabilitation, neuroscience or clinical psychology, this course is ideal. Because youll learn to handle large data sets and gain expertise in human/computer interaction, product testing, human factors, and how we process information, youll also be well equipped to go into data or computer science. Alternatively the course will provide you with a firm base for further postgraduate study in cognitive psychology.Youll be able to choose from a range of psychology programmes according to your interests, be they broad or specific. Youll also have the chance to experience topics you may not have come across before. If you discover a new passion or interest during your first year, youll have the option to change to a different Psychology pathway, ensuring youre on the right degree for you. All of our programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership.**Course Structure****Year 1**In your first year youll study three compulsory modules which will give you a firm foundation for developing your understanding of psychology. Youll encounter a wide variety of topics, from child development to linking the study of the individual to society. The research module will introduce you to the specific methods used in the study of psychology, as you begin to develop research skills and a critical perspective.**Year 2**Youll continue to study compulsory modules designed to develop your understanding of different branches of psychology. These include an advanced module in research methods on which youll consolidate your knowledge of research design, qualitative analysis and statistics.Alongside these, youll have the opportunity to choose an optional module from a published list. This could be a psychology module or an option from outside the School which may be relevant to your career or other interests. For example you could take a business or advanced language module.**Year 3**Youll spend your third year on a work-based placement.**Year 4**In your final year youll complete a substantial research project, reflecting your intellectual interests and career aspirations. Youll be supported by a supervisor with expertise in your area of research. Theyll help you use your research skills to plan and produce a project drawing on a specific form of data gathering and analysis. This could be focused on interviewing, survey work and/or experimental design, both within the laboratory and in applied contexts.Youll also select a number of optional modules from a wide range of psychology subjects, giving you specialist knowledge or an integrative, cross-disciplinary perspective.**Disclaimer**Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£15,300
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

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.

83%
med
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

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
97%
Staff are good at explaining things
89%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

90%
Library resources
87%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
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?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
84%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

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.

£16,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
70%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
16%
Childcare and related personal services
10%
Health 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.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£20k

£20k

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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