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BSc 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 4 years full-time 2017
Ucas points guide

96

% applicants receiving offers

78%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
91% HIGH
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£15k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
CCC

CCC including English and 1 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Human Biology, Maths or Physics) plus GCSE English and Maths at C or above if not already at A level. English and Any Science subject.

Scottish Highers
BBBC

BBBC including English and 1 Science subject (Biology, Chemistry, Geography, Human Biology, Maths, Physics or Health and Food Technology) plus English and Maths at standard grade 3 or above, Intermediate 2 or national 4 if not already at Higher.

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
24

24 points to include 2 higher subjects at 4 points

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 96 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

78%

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

Not available

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: 2 modules in Psychology and 4 science modules selected from biology; chemistry; mathematics; physics and earth science according to previous qualifications and preference; psychology modules introduce psychological research and cover individual differences, learning and cognitive processes; 2 further modules: Computing; word-processing and presentation. Year 2: Four modules cover social science methods; social psychology and developmental psychology; 4 modules in subjects of students choice determined by previous years of study. Year 3: Developmental psychology; social psychology and the biolgoical basis of behaviour are covered; modules: Perception; methods and methodology; 2 elective modules offered: Psychology or science options. Year 4 (Honours): Core studies in psychology: Memory and attention; language and thinking, individual differences and science in psychology: Dissertation on a specialised topic; 2 elective modules: Psychology or science options.

University of the West of Scotland

Ayr Campus

UWS is among the fastest growing institutions, offering modern, job market relevant degree courses to a wide demographic of students through different learning platforms. The Students' Association is on campus to support, enable and represent all students. It also offers the ultimate recreational and safe spaces in our campuses in Ayr, Hamilton and Paisley.

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

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 91% HIGH
Able to access IT resources

86%

Staff made the subject interesting

94%

Library resources are satisfactory

83%

Feedback on work has been helpful

80%

Feedback on work has been prompt

82%

Staff are good at explaining things

100%

Received sufficient advice and support

90%

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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
83% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
337 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
39% of students achieved a 2:1 or above
Drop-out rate
17% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £15k LOW
Graduates who are public services and other associate professionals

6%

Graduates who are caring personal services

6%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

19%

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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