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University of Sussex

Psychology with Cognitive Science

UCAS Code: CG87
BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

136-144

% applicants receiving offers

71%

Subjects
  • Psychology
  • Artificial intelligence
Student score
80% MED
73% MED
% employed or in further study
96% MED
91% MED
Average graduate salary
£19k HIGH
£25k MED
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
AAB-AAA

Scottish Highers
AAABB

Scottish Advanced Highers
AAA-AAB

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Diploma
DD

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma
D

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DDD

International Baccalaureate
35

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 136-144 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

71%

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

The discipline of cognitive science has emerged in the last 30 years or so, drawing on the insights gained from computer modelling of the human mind. It brings together the disciplines of psychology, linguistics, philosophy and artificial intelligence, and hence provides an excellent complementary area of study to psychology.

Modules

University of Sussex

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Sussex is a small campus uni set in the beautiful South Downs, right on the doorstep of the vibrant seaside resort of Brighton. You can study on the beach or just soak up the sun on campus, but hold on to your ice-cream because the seagulls are infamously cheeky! Did you know our pirate society was recently listed as one of the 10 weirdest societies in the country?

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
19%
81%

Year 1

20%
80%

Year 2

10%
90%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
48%
43%
9%

Year 1

62%
34%
4%

Year 2

9%
86%
5%

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 89%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

87%

Staff made the subject interesting

89%

Library resources are satisfactory

95%

Feedback on work has been helpful

49%

Feedback on work has been prompt

60%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Received sufficient advice and support

75%

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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
19% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
5% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
383 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
87% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
5% 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 business, finance and related associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are sales, marketing and related associate professionals

12%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

10%

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 81%
Student score 73% MED
Able to access IT resources

84%

Staff made the subject interesting

72%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

40%

Feedback on work has been prompt

37%

Staff are good at explaining things

85%

Received sufficient advice and support

73%

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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
28% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
33% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
8% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
397 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
76% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
11% 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 91% MED
Average graduate salary £25k MED
Graduates who are information technology and telecommunications professionals

51%

Graduates who are science, engineering and production technicians

3%

Graduates who are business, finance and related associate professionals

3%

Employment prospects for graduates of this subject

Sources: DLHE & HECSU
Artificial intelligence is a very specialist subject taken by very few people at the moment, so there is little reliable information available on graduate prospects - bear that in mind when you review the stats above. Graduates taking this type of subject are more likely than other computing graduates to go into further research. However, if you want to find out more specifically about the potential graduate outcomes of a specific course, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates have gone on to do.
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