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University of Kent

Applied Psychology with Clinical Psychology

UCAS Code: C823
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

144

% applicants receiving offers

85%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
85% HIGH
% employed or in further study
99% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£18k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAA

Grades AAA in three A levels required

Scottish Highers
AAAAA

Grades AAAAA in five highers required

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA

BTEC Diploma
DDD

BTEC at grades distinction, distinction, distinction required

BTEC Certificate
DD

Additional qualification equivalent to one A level also required

BTEC Award
D

Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels also required

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

Additional qualification equivalent to one A level also required

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

Additional qualifications equivalent to two A levels also required

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

BTEC at grades distinction distinction distinction required

International Baccalaureate
34

34 overall OR 17 points at higher level with English higher A1/A2/B at 4/5/5 or English standard A1/A2/B at 5/6/6 and Maths at 4

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 144 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

85%

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

Modules

Stage 1: Biological and general psychology; introduction to social psychology; psychology statistics and practical. Stage 2: Biological psychology; child development; cognitive psychology; group behaviour; interpersonal behaviour; personality; psychology statistics and practical. Stage 3: Critical issues in psychological research; project; options: adolescence; bilingualism and cross-linguistic language research; clinical psychology; cognition and emotion; co-operation and conflict in groups; developmental social psychology; electrophysiology of mind and brain; experimental existential psychology; health psychology 1: psychosocial processes; health psychology 2: psychobiological processes; health psychology 3: outcome; language; language production; learning and memory; motivation; psychoanalysis-Freud; psychoanalysis-post-Freud; psychology of control: from power to control deprivation; psychology of criminal behaviour; psychology of criminal justice; psychology of well-being; researching people with learning disabilities; the social mind: attitudes and social cognition; social psychology and communication; understanding people with learning disabilities; year spent on work placement between stage 2 & 3.

University of Kent

Students relax

Kent provides a wealth of European and international opportunities for study, work and travel, a stimulating and effective learning community that focuses on the individual and excellent research-led teaching. The main Canterbury campus is built on 300 acres of park land half-an-hour's walk from the city centre, surrounded by green open spaces, fields and woods.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
28%
72%

Year 1

26%
74%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

26%
74%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
61%
36%
3%

Year 1

49%
41%
10%

Year 2

100%

Year 3

26%
74%

Year 4

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 93%
Student score 85% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

91%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

91%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

69%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

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
26% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
14% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
414 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
3% 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 99% HIGH
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

10%

Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

8%

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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