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Computational Psychology

Entry requirements


A level

A,A,B

including Mathematics and one of the following subjects; Biology, Physics, Psychology, Computing Science, Geology, Environmental Science, Human Biology or Geography

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9

including 12 credits in Mathematics and 12 credits in Science

Principal subjects and A-level combinations are considered - please contact us.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33

including HL 5 in Mathematics and one Science subject

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

DDD

acceptable in a Science-based subject alongside A-level Mathematics grade B.

Scottish Advanced Higher

B,B,C

including Mathematics and one Science

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,A,A

including Mathematics and one Science

UCAS Tariff

136-165

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

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subjects

Cognitive psychology

Psychology

Computer science

Quantitative psychology

Artificial intelligence

**Overview**

The BSc Computational Psychology degree is designed for you for tomorrow’s world. This pathway provides you with a rigorous approach to psychology, complemented by the application of computational principles to understand the brain and behaviour. The fusion of psychological knowledge with experience in programming and machine learning means you'll be well placed to progress into the many occupational routes which psychology students seek. You'll have the additional benefit of acquiring skills and knowledge to explore jobs in technical fields such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and data analytics.

**About This Course**

This degree programme has a central core of psychology, giving you exposure to a range of theoretical ideas and research evidence from a variety of fields, such as developmental psychology, social psychology and biological psychology. This ensures you have a grounding in the fundamental ideas which underpin psychology.

The computational elements reflect the flourishing interface between psychology, neuroscience and computing. Through combining your psychological knowledge with modules in programming, maths and machine learning you'll be able to explore the analysis and modelling of a range of psychological phenomena. You’ll develop an understanding of the mechanisms, structures, and processes of cognition, and how they may be modelled mathematically, and a set of skills that enable you to explore analysis and modelling in a range of psychological areas such as artificial intelligence, human-computer interaction and the analysis of Big Data. By bridging these exciting disciplines you'll be the first of a new generation of formally trained Computational Psychologists.

**Disclaimer**

Course details are subject to change. You should always confirm the details on the provider's website: **www.uea.ac.uk**

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
International
£17,100
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of East Anglia UEA

Department:

School of Psychology

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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.

86%
med
Cognitive psychology
86%
med
Psychology
86%
high
Computer science
86%
med
Quantitative 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

91%
Staff make the subject interesting
95%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
64%
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

86%
Library resources
91%
IT resources
86%
Course specific equipment and facilities
86%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

76%
UK students
24%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
15%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
B

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

90%
Staff make the subject interesting
93%
Staff are good at explaining things
86%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
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

89%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
85%
Course specific equipment and facilities
77%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
C

Computer science

Teaching and learning

74%
Staff make the subject interesting
77%
Staff are good at explaining things
79%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
86%
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

86%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
94%
Course specific equipment and facilities
58%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
16%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

Computer science

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

88%
UK students
12%
International students
89%
Male students
11%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
17%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
C
C

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.

£17,035
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
74%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services

Computer science

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.

£25,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Engineering professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals

This is a newly-classified subject area for this kind of data, so we don’t currently have very much information to display or analyse yet. The subject is linked to important and growing computing industries, and over time we can expect more students to study them — there could be opportunities that open up for graduates in these subjects as the economy develops over the next few years.

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.

£17,035
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
74%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

10%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
10%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
8%
Childcare and related personal services

Computer science

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.

£24,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
high
Employed or in further education
89%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

70%
Information technology and telecommunications professionals
7%
Engineering professionals
4%
Teaching and educational professionals

Artificial intelligence is a very specialist subject taken by less than 100 people a year at the moment, so there is little reliable information available on graduate prospects - bear that in mind when you review the stats above. Graduates taking this type of subject are more likely than other computing graduates to go into further research. However, if you want to find out more specifically about the potential graduate outcomes of a specific course, it's a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates have gone on to do.

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.

£18k

£18k

£23k

£23k

£24k

£24k

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.

Computing

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

£26k

£26k

£29k

£29k

£33k

£33k

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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