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


% applicants receiving offers


  • Psychology
Student score
81% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
Average graduate salary
£19.5k HIGH
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level

Overall: AAB Applicants taking the Science Practical Endorsement are required to pass. We do not include General Studies or Critical Thinking in our offers. GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade B(5) and Mathematics at grade B(5) (or equivalent).

Scottish Highers

Overall: AAABB GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5:English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C

Scottish Advanced Highers

Overall: AAB GCSE or Equivalent: Scottish National 5:English Language - C Scottish National 5: Maths - C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Overall: DDD GCSE or Equivalent: GCSE English Language at Grade B(5) and Mathematics at grade B(5) (or equivalent).

International Baccalaureate

Overall: 35 overall including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. GCSE or Equivalent: English and Maths at HL4/SL4 (including MYP).

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

Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour, mental health and neuropsychological functioning. It seeks to understand what makes us who we are, how our minds work, and what constrains and influences our behaviour. Psychology is a rewarding and valuable degree, both for the fascinating subject areas it covers and the skills it helps you develop. For instance, advances in science, international conflicts and enjoyment of the arts are all shaped by factors such as our biology, thinking and reasoning processes, patterns of communication and social interaction. A Surrey Psychology degree provides a versatile springboard for your career. Our graduates are well-placed to train as practising psychologists and therapists. Equally, they are highly valued in any sector that involves people or that requires their key transferable skills such as critical thinking, analysis and communication. We were one of the first universities to offer work experience as part of the degree and have established links with many employers. As well as learning about core areas of psychology, research methods and statistics, you can tailor your degree by pursuing an optional placement year in a professional organisation of your interest and by choosing your final-year modules and dissertation research topic.


To see the full range of modules for this course please visit our website – the link is under the Course contact details, to the right. You will also find full details of the programme, including programme structure, assessment methods, contact hours and Graduate prospects.

University of Surrey

University entrance

Giving students a competitive edge for their future. That's what we do, and it's what we have been doing since our first students passed through our doors in 1894. The beautiful, landscaped grounds of the University campus are an ideal place to study, relax and socialise in. Safe and secure, the campus has a friendly, close-knit and cosmopolitan community.

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 88%
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
15% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
6% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
434 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
89% 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 £19.5k HIGH
Graduates who are business, research and administrative professionals


Graduates who are teaching and educational professionals


Graduates who are childcare and related personal services


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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