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University of East London

Psychology

UCAS Code: C800

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

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

D*D*

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

DMM

UCAS Tariff

112
93%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

3 years | Distance learning (part-time) | 2019

3 years | Distance learning (full-time) | 2019

3 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Psychology

We are driven to provide the most stimulating university experience possible for our students, and the quality of the student experience within the School of Psychology is very important to us. A team of psychology students and staff work collaboratively to develop an experience that enables students to develop a passion for psychology, and engage with a range of psychological topics in lectures, tutorials and beyond. This is illustrated by the award winning student Psychology Society (PsySoc) which arranges regular social events and activities, creating an active and vibrant student community. Our excellent teaching and research facilities are located in the centre of the historic Stratford Campus and provide state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment to support the research undertaken by staff and students across the School. Laboratories include: an infancy lab a neuro-imaging lab an eye-tracker lab a qualitative research methods lab a recreational drugs and psychophysiology lab a virtual reality lab We also have a suite of counselling rooms, equipped with DVD video recording facilities, where you can develop counselling skills or conduct interviews for research purposes, and private rooms for your studies and research.

Modules

YEAR 1
Researching Psychological Worlds (core)
Perspectives on Behaviour: Biological, Social and Differential (core)
Introduction to Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core)
Thinking like a psychologist (core) YEAR 2
Researching Psychological Worlds 2 (core)
Applications of psychobiology, individual differences and social psychology (core)
Topics in Cognitive and Developmental Psychology (core)
Forensic Psychology: The Justice System (optional)
Cognitive Neuropsychology (optional)
Psychology of Mental Health (optional)
The Psychology of Personal Development (optional)
The Psychology of Ageing (optional)
Counselling Psychology (optional)
Psychological Perspectives on Work Experience (optional) YEAR 3
Psychological Research Project (core)
Employability and developing your graduate career pathway (core)
Research Conference (optional)
Forensic Psychology: Criminal Conduct (optional)
Occupational Psychology (optional)
Health Psychology (Optional)
Psychological Perspective on Power Politics and Political Violence (optional)
Psychology of Choice: Decision Making and Risk Perception (optional)
Applied Child Psychology (optional)
Applied Child Psychology with Placement (optional)
Drugs and Addictive Behaviours (optional)
Psychoneuroimmunology (optional)
Psychology of Emotions (optional)
Mental Distress in Context (optional)
Evolutionary Psychology (optional)
Frontiers in Cognitive Science: Isusses in the study of mind, embodiment and consciousness (optional)
Psychology, Identity and Society (optional)
Wellbeing and Resilience in the face of conflict and disaster (optional)
Psychology of Belief
Anomalistic Psychology (optional)

Assessment methods

We’ll assess you with a mixture of coursework and exams. Coursework includes essays, research reports, group and seminar presentations and a final-year project.
The balance of coursework and exams in year two will depend on your optional choices. In your third year, half of your assessment will be based on research coursework.

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
£11,880
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Stratford Campus

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.

76%
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

81%
Staff make the subject interesting
86%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
77%
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

79%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
66%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
73%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
C
C

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.

£19,000
med
Average annual salary
92%
low
Employed or in further education
45%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
11%
Teaching and educational professionals
10%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
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

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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