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Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£16.9k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Including one science subject. Candidates without an A Level in a science subject may be asked to attain AAA A pass in the science practicals element is required.

Scottish Highers

This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA including a Science subject.

Scottish Advanced Highers

Including a science subject and AABBB in Highers.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

Please contact the School for further information.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma

Please contact the School for further information.

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Please contact the School for further information.

International Baccalaureate

To include a science subject at higher level. Candidates may be asked to achieve 36 without a science subject.

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136 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


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


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

Accredited by the British Psychological Society, this course is designed for those wishing to pursue a professional career in psychology. You will be guided through your studies, and during your final year in designing your very own research project, by practising researchers. Our staff are internationally renowned as academic leaders in their respective fields and you will enjoy innovative and enthusiastic teaching through an exciting range of core and optional modules. These modules will cover all elements of psychology; from the biological level focusing on the structure of the nervous system; the cognitive level which examines memory, language and perception; as well as the examining how people interact on a social level.


In your first year, you are introduced to the core areas of biological, cognitive, developmental and social psychology. Lectures and tutorials on these core areas are accompanied by lectures in statistical methods and practical classes, teaching you to plan, conduct and report psychology experiments. Your second year psychology modules follow on from the core first-year modules, tackling similar topics in greater depth and dealing with more advanced theoretical problems. You will develop an increasing independence in your practical work, which comprises a series of five-week group projects. In the third year, one third of your credits come from a year-long research project. In this you will design and carry out the research yourself with supervision from a staff member..

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How you'll spend your time

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How you'll be assessed

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What do the numbers say for

The percentages below relate to the general subject area at this uni, not to one course. We show these stats because there isn't enough data about the specific course, or where this is the most detailed info made available to us.

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What do students think about this subject here?

Source: NSS

Here's how satisfied past students were taking courses within this subject area about things such as the quality of facilities and teaching - useful to refer to when you're narrowing down your options. Our student score makes comparisons easier, showing whether overall satisfaction is high, medium or low compared to other unis.

What do student satisfaction scores tell you?

Overall student satisfaction 87%
Student score 81% MED
Able to access IT resources


Staff made the subject interesting


Library resources are satisfactory


Feedback on work has been helpful


Feedback on work has been prompt


Staff are good at explaining things


Staff value students' opinions



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
20% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
79% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
434 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
84% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
6% 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 96% MED
Average graduate salary £16.9k MED
Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
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.
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