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University of Strathclyde

English and Psychology

UCAS Code: QC38
BA (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
BA (Hons) 8 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120-128

% applicants receiving offers

31%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • English studies
Student score
89% HIGH
89% HIGH
% employed or in further study
97% HIGH
88% LOW
Average graduate salary
£16k LOW
£17k 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, GCSE Maths C

Scottish Highers
AAAB-AAABB

1st sitting: AAAA; 2nd sitting: AAAAB Maths/Lifeskill Maths National 5 C/Intermediate 2 C. In addition to English and one from the list below, we recognise a wide range of Highers. However, social science subjects should make up the majority of an applicant?s profile. Classical Studies; Drama; Economics ; French; Gaelic; Geography; German; History; Italian; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Sociology; Spanish; Religious Moral and Philosophical Studies

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
36

Maths SL5

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

31%

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

Year 1: Explores ancient tales; Shakespearean drama; cutting-edge contemporary fiction. Year 2: Students study momentous events in literary history in the historical core classes on Renaissance, Enlightenment and Romantic writing. Students also learn about the various ways in which philosophers, historians and authors have tried to analyse literature in a course on Literature, Criticism and Theory. Year 3: Explores Victorian and 20th-century Literature. Students also choose between 1 and 4 options, depending on whether they intend to progress to single or joint Honours in English. Options include Shakespeare; experimental fiction; childrenâ??s literature; America in the 1920s; autobiography; Glasgow novel; First World War literature; and detective fiction. Year 4: Throughout the degree, analytical and writing skills are being developed, preparing students to tackle the final-year dissertation. 4th year offers the chance to take some more options â?? 2 for joint Honours and 5 for single Honours. The options on offer in Honours year include classes on Victorian Gothic writing; literary snobbery; 1930s literature and culture; travel writing; atrocity and modernism; oral narratives and fairytales.

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
16%
84%

Year 1

13%
87%

Year 2

15%
85%

Year 3

16%
84%

Year 4

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
29%
70%
1%

Year 1

60%
40%

Year 2

43%
57%

Year 3

20%
80%

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 95%
Student score 89% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

95%

Staff made the subject interesting

96%

Library resources are satisfactory

88%

Feedback on work has been helpful

66%

Feedback on work has been prompt

71%

Staff are good at explaining things

98%

Received sufficient advice and support

93%

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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
70% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
4% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
469 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
10% 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 88% LOW
Average graduate salary £17k MED
Graduates who are customer service occupations

9%

Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

7%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

11%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
English is one of the most popular degree subjects and in 2012, more than 12,000 students graduated with English degrees. As good communication is so important to modern business, you can find English graduates in all parts of the economy, although obviously, you can't expect to get a job as a doctor or nuclear physicist. There isn't a lot of difference in terms of outcomes between taking English language or English literature, so choose the one that suits you and don't worry about whether one is more likely to get you the job you want than the other. About one in five English graduates went into further study last year, and apart from further degrees in English, graduates were also likely to go onto teaching, law or publishing. All in all it's a flexible option – some even changed career direction entirely and took postgraduate courses in subjects like nursing or maths.
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