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University of Northampton

Psychology and Human Resource Management

UCAS Code: C8N6
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

104

% applicants receiving offers

100%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Human resource management
Student score
79% MED
78% MED
% employed or in further study
97% MED
92% MED
Average graduate salary
£17k MED
£19k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade C and Any Subject at grade C.

Scottish Highers
Not Available

Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B and Any Subject at grade B.

BTEC Diploma
MMD

BTEC Certificate
DD

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
25

Mathematics required at standard or Higher level at 4 or above

UCAS tariff points
104

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 104 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

100%

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

Psychology Modules include: Becoming a psychologist; consciousness; developing child; parapsychology and anomalous experiences; understanding the social world; the psychology of well-being; the psychology of mental health; the human animal. Human Resource Management Modules include: Business and computing skills; business environment; cross-cultural management; developing people; employee selection and measurement; labour market dynamics; law for business and marketing; managing people; organisational change; strategic business analysis.

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How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
26%
74%

Year 1

22%
70%
8%

Year 2

17%
75%
8%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
57%
35%
8%

Year 1

32%
68%

Year 2

26%
74%

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 87%
Student score 79% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

79%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

69%

Feedback on work has been prompt

55%

Staff are good at explaining things

91%

Received sufficient advice and support

70%

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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
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
16% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
264 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
13% 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 £17k MED
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

9%

Graduates who are caring personal services

21%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

11%

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 94%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

77%

Staff made the subject interesting

84%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

68%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

94%

Received sufficient advice and support

77%

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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
12% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
78% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
36% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
287 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
63% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
4% 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 92% MED
Average graduate salary £19k MED
Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

24%

Graduates who are administrative occupations: records

13%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
This subject is much more common at postgraduate level, and so be aware that most of the good jobs in HR and personnel management go to graduates with Masters or other postgraduate qualifications in this subject. Work experience for first degree graduates can help to get around the lack of postgraduate qualifications. If you would like to know about graduate prospects for your chosen course more specifically, head to an open day to talk to tutors about what previous graduates went on to do.
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