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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18.2k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

UCAS tariff points

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

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.


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)

University of East London

Stratford campus

UEL's students have one thing in common, their drive to achieve their ambitions. We create an environment that allows our students to reach their goals, through an inspiring atmosphere and teaching that is designed with your future in mind. Students' attitudes are reflected in UEL's ambitions to grow and regenerate.

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

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 88%
Student score 80% MED
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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
44% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
273 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
67% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 97% MED
Average graduate salary £18.2k HIGH
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals


Graduates who are caring personal services


Graduates who are teaching and educational 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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