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University of Hertfordshire

Psychology and Philosophy

UCAS Code: C8V5
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, abroad 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

112

% applicants receiving offers

83%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Philosophy
Student score
72% LOW
78% LOW
% employed or in further study
98% HIGH
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
MMD

UCAS tariff points
112

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

83%

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

£9,250

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

Philosophy provides an intellectual training that will enable you to become clearer and more systematic in the expression of your own ideas and in the critical assessment of those of others. As a student on this course, you will also benefit from our psychology departmentâ??s multidisciplinary approach to experimental research, world-class facilities and highly respected teaching staff. During this, you will be able to develop an advanced understanding of human psychology and earn to critically evaluate and integrate various psychological approaches into everyday situations.

Modules

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
16%
84%

Year 1

16%
84%

Year 2

16%
84%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
51%
49%

Year 1

49%
44%
7%

Year 2

65%
32%
3%

Year 3

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 74%
Student score 72% LOW
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

61%

Feedback on work has been prompt

58%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

64%

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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
8% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
18% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
282 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
72% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
15% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are caring personal services

10%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

7%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

13%

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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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 92%
Student score 78% LOW
Able to access IT resources

100%

Staff made the subject interesting

92%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

88%

Feedback on work has been prompt

64%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
46% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
19% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
265 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
73% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
20% 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 £18k MED
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

9%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

14%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Although there aren't a lot of jobs around for professional philosophers, philosophy degrees are an increasingly popular option, with more than 2,300 students graduating in a philosophy-related subject in 2012. Nearly a quarter of philosophy graduates take a postgraduate qualification, and it's a relatively common subject at both Masters and doctorate level – so if you think academic life might be for you, think ahead about how you might fund further study. For those who go into work, philosophy grads tend to go into education, management, marketing, community work, human resources and the finance industry, while a few even went into IT, where their logical training can be very useful.
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