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Liverpool John Moores University

Psychology

UCAS Code: C870

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Minimum number of A Levels required: 2 Subject specific requirements: 120 UCAS points. Grade C in a relevant science or social science required Is general studies acceptable? No Are AS level awards acceptable? Acceptable only when combined with other qualifications Average A Level offer: BBB Maximum AS Level points accepted: 20

Access to Higher Education Diploma acceptability: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Further information: Overall Merit required

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

26

International Baccalaureate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Additional information: 26 IB Diploma Points. We may require specific grades in science subjects.

Irish Leaving Certificate: Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Grades / subjects required: 120 UCAS points from a minimum of 5 subjects

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

DDD

Extended diploma (QCF): Acceptable on its own and combined with other qualifications Extended diploma subjects / grades required: DDD if studied on its own or to the total of 120 UCAS points if combined with other qualifications

UCAS Tariff

120

?Please contact the University if you have any questions regarding the relevance of your qualifications.

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Applied psychology

The professionally-accredited BSc (Hons) Psychology at Liverpool John Moores University is informed by internationally important research and taught by experts in the field.

- Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

- Opportunity to undertake a 10-hour (minimum) work placement in your second year

- Excellent spring board into careers as diverse as teaching, the police, media, management, counselling, clinical, educational, occupational and health psychology

- State-of-the-art facilities including a driving simulator and human performance lab

- Fascinating range of topics ranging from psycho-social problems and drug use to understanding the criminal mind and the functions of the brain

- This degree is available to study following a foundation year

- International Foundation Year course available offering direct progression onto this degree programme - visit LJMU's International Study Centre to find out more

Modules

Please see guidance on core and option modules for further information on what you will study.

Level 4

•Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 1: Relationships and Associations
•Studying Psychology
•Introduction to Developmental Psychology and Individual Differences
•Psychological Themes
•Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 2: Testing for Differences
•Introduction to Biological and Cognitive Psychology
•Concepts in Mental Health and Wellbeing

Level 5

•Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 3: Qualitative Research Methods
•Cognitive and Biological Psychology
•Developmental and Social Psychology
•Careers and Employability
•Contemporary Issues in Psychology
•Research Methods and Statistics in Psychology 4: Advanced Quantitative Research Methods
•Mental Health Disorders

Level 6

•Dissertation (core and contributes 40 credits)

The remaining 80 credits must be made up from three 20 credit modules and two 10 credit modules. The following options are typically offered:

•Psychology in Education (20 credits)
•Health Psychology (20 credits)
•Positive Psychology (20 credits)
•Cognitive Neuroscience (20 credits)
•Forensic Psychology (20 credits)
•Pleasure and Pain: Sensation, Emotion and Behaviour (20 credits)
•Psychopharmacology and Addictive Behaviour (10 credits)
•Face Perception: Processes and Disorders (10 credits)
•Work Psychology (10 credits)
•Social Cognition (10 credits)
•Sleep (10 credits)
•The Psychology of Sexual Violence (10 credits)

Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal Academic Framework review, so may be subject to change. Students will be required to undertake modules that the University designates as core and will have a choice of designated option modules. Additionally, option modules may be offered subject to meeting minimum student numbers.

Please see the programme specification document for further details on this course.

Assessment methods

Assessment varies depending on the modules you choose.

All students perform differently depending on how they are assessed, which is why we use a combination of assessment methods. These include exams (seen/unseen, multiple choice tests, short answer questions), written work (essays), individual verbal presentations, practical/lab reports, a placement report, a poster display and a dissertation. Final year option modules vary in assessment from 100% course work to 100% exams.

You will receive feedback on your coursework within three weeks of submitting it and your personal tutor will give constructive advice and discuss any issues with you.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£14,450
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Liverpool John Moores University

Department:

Faculty of Science

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.

81%
med
Applied 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.

Applied psychology

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
76%
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

87%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
87%
Course specific equipment and facilities
84%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

96%
UK students
4%
International students
22%
Male students
78%
Female students
78%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
B
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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
88%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

15%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
10%
Other elementary services occupations
8%
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.

Applied 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.

£16k

£16k

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

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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