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King's College London, University of London

Neuroscience and Psychology

UCAS Code: C845

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,A

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by Kings as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer. Subjects must include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology at grade A. NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

Access to HE Diploma

D:45,M:36,P:9

Access to Science Diploma (or similar subject) with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction (including 30 credits in at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology), with the remaining 9 Level 3 credits at Merit. Additionally, minimum grade 6/B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent).

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,D3,D3

Must include D3 in at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

All applicants must obtain or have obtained grade 6 or B in GCSE Mathematics

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

35

including 6,6,6 at Higher Level with at least two Higher Level in Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade 6/B in GCSE Mathematics. Note the total IB point score of 35 includes TOK/EE. Note: IB students studying the new Maths curriculum would be required to study either Analysis and Approaches or Applications and Interpretation at Higher Level to meet the subject requirement for this programme.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H1,H2,H2,H2,H2

Must include at least two of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology at grade H2.

Please see our online prospectus for further details on our BTEC entry requirements.

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Must be combined with three Scottish Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject. Must include Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Computer Science or Psychology. Additionally, minimum Standard Credit Grade/Intermediate 2/National 5 Mathematics if not taken at Higher.

Scottish Higher

A,A,B

Must be combined with two Scottish Advanced Highers. We do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject

UCAS Tariff

93-144

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subjects

Psychology

Neuroscience

Our Neuroscience & Psychology BSc program cuts across disciplinary boundaries to provide you with the knowledge and skills that you need to understand the workings of the brain and the relationship between mental and neural processes in health and disease. Offered by the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN), the premier centre for mental health and related neurosciences research in Europe, it emphasizes research-led teaching and provides an unparalleled opportunity to benefit from the expertise of world leading experts and state of the art facilities.

**Key benefits**

- You will study in a multidisciplinary environment, learning from and working with world leading experts in neuroscience and psychology

- You will develop knowledge across disciplines and levels of analysis, from cells and molecules to cognitive and cultural processes

- You will be trained in the latest technological and methodological developments in cognitive, systems and computational neuroscience

- You will develop the computational, statistical and analytical skills required to work with complex neuroscientific data

- You will develop the skills and mind-set required for working with people from diverse scientific backgrounds

- You will have the opportunity to undertake a year’s professional placement or a year abroad. This year is subject to achieving a certain grade point average and being accepted at a partner institution

Please see our online prospectus for further details on this programme: https://www.kcl.ac.uk/study/undergraduate

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

King's College London, University of London

Department:

Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience

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.

89%
high
Psychology
78%
med
Neuroscience

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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

92%
Staff make the subject interesting
94%
Staff are good at explaining things
91%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
83%
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

85%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
91%
Course specific equipment and facilities
78%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

54%
UK students
46%
International students
15%
Male students
85%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
4%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A*
A
A

Anatomy, physiology and pathology

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
88%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
72%
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

83%
Library resources
86%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
65%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

58%
UK students
42%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
10%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
B

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.

Biological sciences

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.

£21,600
high
Average annual salary
88%
low
Employed or in further education
53%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

12%
Science, engineering and production technicians
12%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
9%
Natural and social science professionals

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 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, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

Anatomy, physiology & pathology

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.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
54%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

20%
Therapy professionals
13%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
7%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

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.

£42k

£42k

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.

Subjects allied to medicine

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

£23k

£23k

£29k

£29k

£34k

£34k

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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It offers a snapshot of what grads went on to do six months later, what they were earning on average, and whether they felt their degree helped them obtain a 'graduate role'. We calculate a mean rating to indicate if this is high, medium or low compared to other universities.

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The Longitudinal Educational Outcomes dataset combines HRMC earnings data with student records from the Higher Education Statistics Agency.

While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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