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University of Salford

Psychology (First Year Taught at Salford City College)

UCAS Code: C803

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

Entry requirements


General studies is accepted.

Applicants may use any number of GCE AS Levels to contribute towards 104 UCAS Tariff Point requirements. GCE AS Level General Studies is accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:9,M:0,P:0

104 UCAS Tariff Points required. Access to HE Diploma must be 60 credits required in total, including 45 credits at level 3, with a minimum of 9 level 3 credits at Distinction grade. The other 15 credits will be level 2 and will not be graded. Applicants must hold full separate GCSE Maths & English at grade C or 4 (or above), or a suitable equivalent (e.g. Key Skills/ Functional Skills level 2).

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Applicants must hold English Language and Mathematics as composite parts of the IBDP, or suitable GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications in Mathematics and English.

104 UCAS points required. Must include English and Mathematics at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system).

104 UCAS points required. Must include English and Mathematics at Higher H6 grade or above (D3 grade in old system) or Ordinary O4 grade or above (C2 grade in old system).

Applicants may use any number of Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Certificates to contribute towards 104 UCAS Tariff Point requirements.

In combination with other suitable qualifications contributing towards 104 UCAS tariff points total.

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

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

DMM

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

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In combination with other suitable qualifications contributing towards 104 UCAS tariff points total.

104 UCAS points. Scottish Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 104 Tariff Point requirement.

104 UCAS tariff points. Highers may be combined with Advanced Highers to contribute to 104 Tariff Point requirement.

UCAS Tariff

104
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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Psychology

The first year of the programme is delivered at Salford City College FutureSkills campus, the final two years are delivered at the University of Salford.

Psychology is about people - the study of the human mind and behaviour. As such psychology graduates are well sought after in many workplaces.

This course is designed to provide you with in-depth knowledge and opportunities for learning a wide range of psychological concepts. It has a hands-on approach to developing research skills and encourages you to apply the theory to real-world settings. The final year gives you the opportunity to specialise in areas of psychology that interest you and to undertake a supervised research project of your own.

Our Psychology course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) – if you achieve a lower second class degree or above, Graduate Basis for Registration is awarded. This is the first step to becoming a chartered psychologist.

Tuition fees

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England
£5,600
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Salford City College

Department:

School of Health Sciences

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.

67%
low
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

70%
Staff make the subject interesting
81%
Staff are good at explaining things
69%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
66%
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

82%
Library resources
84%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
56%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
19%
Male students
81%
Female students
72%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
D

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.

£16,484
low
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

16%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Caring personal services
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.

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£18k

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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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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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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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