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University of Westminster, London

Cognitive and Clinical Neuroscience

UCAS Code: B140

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

This should include one Science A Level from Biology, Chemistry, Maths, Physics, and Psychology.

Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 45 credits at Level 3 with a minimum of 36 Level 3 credits at Merit or Distinction plus Maths and English GCSEs at Grade 4 (Grade C prior to 2017) or above.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

This should include a minimum of 5 in one Higher Level Science subject.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

This should be in a Science-related subject.

UCAS Tariff

120

We've calculated how many Ucas points you'll need for this course.

90%
Applicants receiving offers

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

4 years | Sandwich | 2019

Subject

Cognitive psychology

This exciting interdisciplinary degree course considers how the structure and function of the brain gives rise to mental processes. Cognitive and clinical neuroscience blends theoretical, experimental and applied aspects of psychology with neuroscience, and overlaps with other psychological disciplines including physiological psychology, cognitive psychology, clinical psychology and psychopharmacology.

This unique course places a particular focus on brain-behaviour relationships, by bringing together evidence from molecular and cellular neuroscience, brain injury studies and neurological illness. It explores a wide range of research-based and clinically relevant methodologies including brain imaging, computational modelling and comparative cognition (considering evolutionary and developmental approaches).

Modules

Year 1 (Credit Level 4) core modules include: Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Biological Psychology; Introduction to Psychological Research Methods; Individual Differences. Year 2 (Credit Level 5) core modules include: Cognitive & Clinical Research Methods; Lifespan Development; Systems Neuroscience; Brain and Cognition. Option module: CCP or PSY Option Module or University Elective. Year 3 (Credit Level 6) core modules include: Project in Psychology; Comparative Cognition; Clinical Neuropsychology. Option module: CCP or PSY Option Module or University Elective. You may take an additional work placement year between Years 2 and 3, subject to availability. On successful completion you gain a Certi?cate in Work-Based Learning in Psychology.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,400
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Westminster, London

Department:

Social Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

58%
low
Cognitive psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Others in psychology

Teaching and learning

62%
Staff make the subject interesting
79%
Staff are good at explaining things
76%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
60%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

79%
Library resources
88%
IT resources
67%
Course specific equipment and facilities
57%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

83%
UK students
17%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
20%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
D

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£19,183
high
Average annual salary
95%
med
Employed or in further education
84%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Teaching and educational professionals
15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
8%
Health professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Cognitive psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£17k

£17k

£21k

£21k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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