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University of Strathclyde

Economics and Psychology

UCAS Code: LC18
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

25%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Economics
Student score
89% HIGH
85% MED
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
98% HIGH
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£22k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
BBB-ABB

ABB-BBB (GCSE English Language B or Literature B, or an essay-based A Level B may be considered in lieu of English; GCSE Maths B; A Level Maths A for combinations with Accounting or Maths & Statistics; A Level Maths B for combinations with Finance)

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AAABBB

1st sitting: AAAB/AABBB; 2nd sitting: AAABBB (Higher English B; Maths National 5 B/Intermediate 2 B; Higher Maths A for combinations with Accounting or Maths & Statistics; Higher Maths B for combinations with Finance)

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
33

IB 33 (no subject below 5 and including English SL5, Maths/Maths Studies SL5; Maths HL6 for combinations with Accounting or Maths & Statistics; Maths/Maths Studies SL6 for combinations with Finance)

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120-128 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

25%

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

£1,820

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

Economics Year 1: Consumers and industries with markets; market failure and the role of government; unemployment; inflation. Year 2: Microeconomics; macroeconomics. A number of optional classes are also available. Year 3: Builds on and develops the foundations that have been laid in years 1 and 2 with a view to studying the subject intensely in the Honours year. A combination of core and optional classes are available. Year 4: Wide selections of optional classes complement the core macroeconomics and microeconomics offerings including: Regional economics; development economics; natural resource and environmental economics; econometric theory; topics in applied econometrics; international finance; economics of competitive strategy; economics of corporate strategy. Psychology Year 1: Principles of learning; biological bases of behaviour; thinking; memory; personality; social influences on behaviour (Social Psychology); and changes in behaviour throughout the lifespan (Developmental Psychology). Years 2 and 3: Human development and interaction; cognitive processes; individual differences; biological influences on behaviour. An experimental approach is common to all classes and research and statistical methods are studied in their own right. Year 4: A variety of optional classes is offered, including applied classes, in which students study an area of psychology in greater depth. You will also

University of Strathclyde

Students on campus,

The University of Strathclyde was established in 1796 as the 'place of useful learning' and today from the centre of the vibrant city of Glasgow it continues to provide its students with a relevant, high-quality education. The global application of research and knowledge exchange ensures Strathclyde takes its place as a leading international technological institution.

How you'll spend your time

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

Year 1

24%
76%

Year 2

19%
81%

Year 3

15%
85%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
52%
48%

Year 1

34%
62%
4%

Year 2

42%
58%

Year 3

33%
67%

Year 4

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 96%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

94%

Staff made the subject interesting

98%

Library resources are satisfactory

94%

Feedback on work has been helpful

71%

Feedback on work has been prompt

72%

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
9% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
81% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
3% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
477 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% 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% HIGH
Average graduate salary £16k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

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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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% MED
Able to access IT resources

93%

Staff made the subject interesting

93%

Library resources are satisfactory

96%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

74%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
37% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
38% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
7% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
491 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
86% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
12% 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 98% HIGH
Average graduate salary £22k MED
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals

19%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

13%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Economics graduates normally do well in the jobs market, but as the finance industry has struggled, it's made for more difficult conditions for new graduates. As the industry recovers, we expect the statistics to improve. As so many economic grads go into banking and finance, it's not surprising that nearly half of all 2012's economics graduates who did go into work were working in London. It's quite common for economics graduates to go into jobs such as accountancy which require you to take more training and gain professional qualifications - so don’t assume you won’t have to take any more exams once you leave uni. The incentive to take them, of course, is better pay, which will be on top of an already healthy average starting salary of over £28,000 for graduates working in the capital.
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