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BSc (Hons) 3 years full-time 2017
BSc (Hons) 5 years part-time 2017
Ucas points guide

120

% applicants receiving offers

90%

Subjects
  • Psychology
Student score
78% MED
% employed or in further study
95% MED
Average graduate salary
£14.5k LOW
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What do you need to get in?

Source: UCAS

Main entry requirements

A level
Not Available

Scottish Highers
Not Available

BTEC Diploma
Not Available

International Baccalaureate
24

UCAS tariff points
120

If your qualifications aren’t listed here, you can use our UCAS points guide of 120 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

90%

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

At its heart psychology is about understanding people; studying psychology at York St John is to study the human condition, to attempt to understand human behaviours and experiences and to use that understanding to try and predict future behaviours and experiences. Our degree programmes are designed to provide a sound, core knowledge of psychology and how it applies to many aspects of the human condition such as child development, crime, education, mental health or the behaviour of groups of people. The different degree programmes explained here accommodate the needs of a variety of students and their career aspirations.

Modules

Level 1: Biology & cognition; theoretical perspectives; managing & reflecting on learning in psychology; personality & intelligence; sensation & perception; statistics; research methods. Level 2: Social psychology; child development; biology & cognition 2; psychology of work; advanced statistics; language & thought; critical thinking. Level 3: Conceptual & historical issues; cognitive neuropsychology, dissertation; students also choose any 2 of the following: clinical psychology; psychology of creativity; psychology & crime; development across the lifespan; critical social psychology; developmental disorders.

York St John University

The Quad

As a student at York St John you will have the opportunity to live and study in our amazing city. Our campus is in a stunning setting facing the world-famous York Minster. York St John was originally founded in 1841 as a teacher training college these days, we have invested over 75 million to make sure we have cutting edge facilities for you to benefit from.

How you'll spend your time

  • Lectures / seminars
  • Independent study
  • Placement
22%
78%

Year 1

23%
70%
7%

Year 2

14%
86%

Year 3

How you'll be assessed

  • Written exams
  • Coursework
  • Practical exams
42%
58%

Year 1

25%
75%

Year 2

13%
67%
20%

Year 3

Course accreditation

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). British Psychological Society (BPS)

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 81%
Student score 78% MED
Able to access IT resources

79%

Staff made the subject interesting

85%

Library resources are satisfactory

77%

Feedback on work has been helpful

60%

Feedback on work has been prompt

56%

Staff are good at explaining things

95%

Received sufficient advice and support

81%

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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
2% of students here are from outside the UK
Male / Female
80% of students are female
Full-time / Part-time
2% of students are part-time
Typical Ucas points
295 entry points typically achieved by students
2:1 or above
68% 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 95% MED
Average graduate salary £14.5k LOW
Graduates who are other elementary services occupations

8%

Graduates who are sales assistants and retail cashiers

16%

Graduates who are welfare and housing associate professionals

12%

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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