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Ulster University

Social Psychology

UCAS Code: C880
Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2018
Ucas points guide

112-123

% applicants receiving offers

95%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
80% MED
% employed or in further study
93% LOW
Average graduate salary
£13k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
B,B,C-B,B,B

You may satisfy the requirement for the third listed A-level grade (eg BBC or BBB) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

Scottish Highers
B,B,C,C,C-B,B,B,C,C

Scottish Advanced Highers
C,C,D-C,C,C

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma
DMM-DDM

Overall BTEC award profile DMM (to include 8 distinctions) - DDM (to include 9 distinctions).

International Baccalaureate
25-26

Minimum 25 points (to include minimum 12 at higher level) - 26 points (to include minimum 13 at higher level).

UCAS tariff points
Not Available

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 112-123 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

95%

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

£9,000

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

BSc Hons Social Psychology: 3 years full-time or BSc Hons Social Psychology with DPP/DIAS: 4 years full-time. This course is also available on a part time basis (up to six years duration). This course is undergoing academic revalidation during 2016/17, and course content/ modules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the Course Director .

Modules

Ulster University

Ulster University

Located in Northern Ireland, Ulster University is spread across four campuses in Belfast, Coleraine, Jordanstown and Magee. The university has one of the highest employment rates in the UK, with over 92% of graduates finding work within six months of finishing their studies. The University has been named as a top UK institute for providing internships, all programmes offering the opportunity of work based learning, placement and study abroad opportunities.

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 87%
Student score 80% MED
Able to access IT resources

81%

Staff made the subject interesting

87%

Library resources are satisfactory

81%

Feedback on work has been helpful

75%

Feedback on work has been prompt

61%

Staff are good at explaining things

92%

Staff value students' opinions

76%

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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
11% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
82% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
15% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
315 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
78% 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 93% LOW
Average graduate salary £13k LOW
Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

13%

Graduates who are caring personal services

12%

Graduates who are childcare and related personal services

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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