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University of Lincoln

Psychology

UCAS Code: C800

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

To include a science related subject. Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Maths, Geography, Economics, General Studies and Critical Thinking are accepted.

45 Level 3 credits with a minimum of 128 UCAS Tariff points, including 15 credits in Science related subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Applicants will also need at least three GCSEs at grade 4 (C) or above, which must include English and Maths or Statistics. Equivalent Level 2 qualifications may also be considered. The University accepts a wide range of qualifications as the basis for entry and will consider applicants who have a mix of qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

To include grade 5 at Higher Level in a science related subject. Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Maths, Geography or Economics.

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

DDM

BTEC Extended Diploma in Applied Science accepted, depending on modules studied.

128 UCAS Tariff points to include a science related subject from an Advanced Higher in Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Geography, Economics. A combination of Highers and Advanced Highers accepted.

UCAS Tariff

128

To include a science related subject. Psychology, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Applied Science, Maths, Geography, Economics, General Studies and Critical Thinking are accepted.

95%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Psychology

The BSc (Hons) Psychology degree aims to provide students with a strong foundation of knowledge and expertise within the subject. The degree is taught by research-active academics with specialist areas of expertise including cognitive neuropsychology, vision and attentional processing, infant cognition and language, mental health, forensic psychology and life span development. Students are encouraged to participate in original research projects with staff throughout the course, and may have the opportunity to publish and present findings. Students have the opportunity to learn through a combination of theoretical, lecture-based teaching, small group seminar discussion and practical experimentation. The course aims to enable students to develop their knowledge of psychology and their ability to design, conduct and assess independent research projects.

Modules

The course aims to offer students a high degree of choice in the range of option modules that complement the core topics. The options focus on areas of cutting-edge research, vocational areas and specialist topics. The specialist research areas within the department include cognitive neuropsychology, vision and attentional processing, infant cognition and language, mental health, forensic psychology, and life span development. The first year is designed to introduce students to key concepts in psychology, including cognition, development, social psychology, biological psychology and research skills. Students have the opportunity to explore current research issues, conceptual and historical issues, as well as psychology being applied to real world issues. In the second year, students have the opportunity to develop and refine their research skills and can begin to tailor their course to their interests by choosing two elective modules to examine topics in greater depth. During the final year, students may choose from a wide selection of optional modules and are expected to complete an extended independent study. At this stage, it is expected that the majority of students' studies will be determined by their interests and career aspirations. For the most up to date module information, please visit the course page for this programme on our website. Timetabling arrangements may limit the availability of some optional modules to some students. As the options often reflect staff research interests, they may alter over time due to staff availability.

Assessment methods

The way students will be assessed on this course will vary for each module. It could include coursework, such as a dissertation or essay, written and practical exams, portfolio development, group work or presentations to name some examples. Throughout this degree, students may receive tuition from professors, senior lecturers, lecturers, researchers, practitioners, visiting experts or technicians, and they may be supported in their learning by other students.

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:

Lincoln (Main Site)

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.

87%
high
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

86%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
82%
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

90%
Library resources
95%
IT resources
96%
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?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
5%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
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.

£17,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
88%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
10%
Childcare and related personal services
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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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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Graduate field commentary:

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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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