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University of East Anglia UEA

Computational Psychology

UCAS Code: C851

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including Mathematics and one Science

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

including 12 credits in Mathematics and 12 credits in Science

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

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

including HL 5 in Mathematics and one other science subject

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDD

acceptable in a Science-based subject alongside A-level Mathematics grade B. Excluding BTEC Public Services and Business Administration

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

including Mathematics and one Science

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

including Mathematics and one Science

UCAS Tariff

136-165

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subjects

Artificial intelligence

Computer science

Psychology

Cognitive psychology

Quantitative psychology

**About This Course**

The BSc Computational Psychology degree is designed for tomorrow’s world. This pathway provides a rigorous approach to psychology, complemented by the application of computational principles to understand the brain and behaviour. The fusion of psychological knowledge with experience in programming and machine learning means you'll be well placed to progress into the many occupational routes which psychology students seek. You'll have the additional benefit of acquiring skills and knowledge to explore jobs in technical fields such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and data analytics.

**Overview**

The degree programme has a central core of psychology, giving you exposure to a range of theoretical ideas and research evidence from a variety of fields, such as developmental psychology, social psychology and biological psychology. This ensures you have a grounding in the fundamental ideas which underpin psychology.

The computational elements reflect the flourishing interface between psychology, neuroscience and computing. Through combining your psychological knowledge with modules in programming, maths and machine learning you'll be able to explore the analysis and modelling of a range of psychological phenomena. You will develop an understanding of the mechanisms, structures, and processes of cognition, and how they may be modelled mathematically, and a set of skills that enable you to explore analysis and modelling in a range of psychological areas such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and the analysis of Big Data. By bridging these exciting disciplines you'll be the first of a new generation of formally trained Computational Psychologists.

The programme meets the requirements for accreditation by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as conferring eligibility for the graduate basis for chartered membership (GBC) of the Society.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

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
£15,900
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.

78%
med
Computer science
78%
med
Psychology
78%
med
Cognitive psychology
78%
med
Quantitative 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.

Computing

Sorry, no information to show

This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

78%
UK students
22%
International students
86%
Male students
14%
Female students
75%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

Computer science

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
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

86%
Library resources
73%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

80%
UK students
20%
International students
88%
Male students
12%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
24%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
69%
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

84%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
82%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
B

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.

Computing

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.

£24,000
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Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
83%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Engineering professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Artificial intelligence is a very specialist subject taken by less than 100 people a year at the moment, so there is little reliable information available on graduate prospects - bear that in mind when you review the stats above. Graduates taking this type of subject are more likely than other computing graduates to go into further research. However, if you want to find out more specifically about the potential graduate outcomes of a specific course, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates have gone on to do.

Computer science

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
86%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Engineering professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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.

£17,035
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

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.

£17,035
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
73%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services
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.

Artificial intelligence

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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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.

Computer science

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

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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.

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.

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£19k

£22k

£22k

£24k

£24k

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.

Cognitive 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.

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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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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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