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University of Portsmouth

Sociology with Psychology

UCAS Code: L3C8
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time, sandwich 2017
Ucas points guide

96-120

% applicants receiving offers

97%

Subjects
  • Sociology
  • Psychology
Student score
85% HIGH
83% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
94% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£18k 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
MMD

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
MMD

International Baccalaureate
30

17 points at Higher Level.

UCAS tariff points
96-120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96-120 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

97%

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

You will study society, groups and individuals in their wider contexts, through research-led teaching and the development of personal research skills. In the 2016 NSS, Sociology courses received a 95% overall satisfaction score from students.

Modules

University of Portsmouth

The library

Portsmouth is a vibrant waterfront city on the south coast with a rich maritime history. A flat and compact city, Portsmouth is easy to get around on foot or by bike and most University buildings are located in the centre. There is always plenty going on, whether in the bustle of the city centre or in the fresh air and open spaces of the seafront and the common.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

27%
73%

Year 2

13%
81%
6%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
25%
75%

Year 1

33%
58%
9%

Year 2

17%
83%

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

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

87%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

78%

Staff are good at explaining things

96%

Received sufficient advice and support

86%

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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
64% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
47% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
312 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
75% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
9% 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 £19k HIGH
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

8%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

6%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Most sociology graduates go straight into work when they complete their degrees, and a lot of graduates go into jobs in social professions such as education, community and youth work, housing and social work. But sociology is a flexible degree and you can find graduates from the subject in pretty much every reasonable job – obviously, you don't find many doctors or engineers, but you do find them in finance, the media, sport, healthcare, marketing and even IT. Sociology graduates taking further study often branch out into other qualifications, like teaching, law, psychology and even maths, so don’t think a sociology degree restricts you to just one set of options.
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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 92%
Student score 83% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

65%

Feedback on work has been prompt

86%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

83%

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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
7% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
75% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
328 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% 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 94% MED
Average graduate salary £18k MED
Graduates who are health professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

6%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

6%

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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