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University of Nottingham

UCAS Code: C800 | Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements

A level

A,A,A-A,B,B

A pass in the science practicals element is required. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Global Perspectives are not accepted.

Access to HE Diploma

D:36,M:9,P:0

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M1,M1-D3,M2,M3

Cambridge Pre-U Certificate (Global Perspectives & Independent Research) Not accepted

GCSE/National 4/National 5

GCSE requirements - Mathematics grade 5 (B), English grade 5 (B)

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

34-36

Plus at least 6,6,5 at higher level. Mathematics pathways 'Analysis and Approaches' and Applications and Interpretation' will both be accepted at Standard or Higher Level

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

H1,H2,H2,H2,H2,H2-H2,H3,H3,H3,H3,H3

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

D

in conjunction with two A Levels at grade A

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

D*D

in conjunction with an A Level grade A

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

D*DD

Please email https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/studywithus/enquiry.aspx for further information

Scottish Advanced Higher

A,A

Including AABBB to ABBBB in Highers.

Scottish Higher

A,A,A,B,B-A,B,B,B,B,B


This qualification is only acceptable when combined with Advanced Higher grades AA

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

A-B

This qualification is only accepted in combination with A level grades AA or AB

UCAS Tariff

112-168

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

About this course

Course option

3years

Full-time | 2024

Subject

Psychology

Psychology is the scientific study of mental processes. You'll learn about the structure of the brain as well as the perceptions, thoughts, feelings and actions of people.

In years one and three you'll have optional modules to choose from. This is your chance to explore the areas of psychology that you find interesting. As we have experts from across the spectrum of psychology, we are able to offer you a choice from different areas. Forensic and Mental Health is a popular option. This module looks at offending behaviours, including the neuroscience behind them. You'll also examine the role of the justice system and health service in dealing with offending individuals.

Our research is transforming lives. We want our students to be part of this. In your final year, you'll do your own research project. You'll have a wide choice of topics. These could be from behavioural to social psychology.

The optional year in computer science will develop your skills in the interdisciplinary field of psychology and computer science. You will learn how the two subjects work together and you can study topics such as human-computer interaction and computer programming.

Modules

In year one you will study fundamental areas of psychology. This will provide you with a broad foundation of knowledge and introduce you to a wide range of topics. You will take additional modules that look into the psychological approaches to therapy or biological approaches to addiction. You'll also learn about conditions like depression, schizophrenia, and aggression.

In your second year, you will develop your knowledge with more advanced modules. Your cognitive psychology lectures will teach you about how emotions can alter memories. You'll also explore further into the disorders of mood and cognition.

In year three you will study modules and topics at a higher level. You will be able to choose from a wide range of optional modules. This will help tailor your study to areas that you are particularly interested in. This includes forensic and mental health, clinical psychology, developmental disorders, and psychopathology.

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
£28,600
per year
International
£28,600
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni

Course location:

University Park Campus

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.

74%
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.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

75%
Staff make the subject interesting
80%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
71%
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

73%
Library resources
85%
IT resources
89%
Course specific equipment and facilities
62%
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?

92%
UK students
8%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
93%
2:1 or above
5%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

A
B
A

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 (non-specific)

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
98%
med
Employed or in further education
71%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

14%
Sales, marketing and related associate professionals
12%
Other elementary services occupations
11%
Teaching and educational 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.

What about your long term prospects?

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

Psychology (non-specific)

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

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This is the percentage of final-year students at this university who were "definitely" or "mostly" satisfied with their course. We've analysed this figure against other universities so you can see whether this is high, medium or low.

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This information is from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), for undergraduate students only.

You can use this to get an idea of who you might share a lecture with and how they progressed in this subject, here. It's also worth comparing typical A-level subjects and grades students achieved with the current course entry requirements; similarities or differences here could indicate how flexible (or not) a university might be.

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Post-six month graduation stats:

This is from the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey, based on responses from graduates who studied the same subject area here.

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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Graduate field commentary:

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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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