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University of Liverpool

Psychology (mature applicants only)

UCAS Code: C801
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, foundation 2017
Ucas points guide

Not Available

% applicants receiving offers

28%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
73% LOW
% employed or in further study
97% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.1k 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
Not Available

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

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

28%

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

£7,500

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

Year 1: Introduction to psychology; physiology; research methods and statistics; complementary studies; information technology; group practical. Year 2: Brain, cognition and behaviour i: cognitive psychology; brain, cognition and behaviour ii: biological psychology; behaviour, evolution and genetics; research methodology; complementary studies; additional psychology; information technology; group practicals. Year 3: Methods and statistics iii; methods and statistics iv; a field placement; plus 1 option chosen from; health psychology; psychology of language; behavioural neuroscience. Year 4: Psychology and the visual arts; object recognition and categorisation; history of psychology: a critical perspective; visual intelligence; neuropsychology of memory; learning difficulties; appetite, nutrition, and eating behaviour; group psychology, the crowd and collective violence; learning and brain mechanisms in psychopathology; clinical psychology of ageing; forensic and investigative psychology; biopsychology of eating disorders; cardiac psychology; neuropsychology of memory; language and literacy development.

University of Liverpool

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
21%
79%

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
60%
27%
13%

Year 1

53%
31%
16%

Year 2

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 77%
Student score 73% LOW
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

70%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

45%

Feedback on work has been prompt

66%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

63%

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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
5% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
82% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
12% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
374 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
85% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
7% 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 £16.1k MED
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are caring personal services

7%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

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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