Psychology at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS

Psychology

University of Gloucestershire

Degree level: Undergraduate

Course summary

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Why Psychology? Our Psychology degree will give you the skills you need for a successful and rewarding career, as you study the science of being human. You’ll explore conceptual frameworks in psychology, investigate psychological questions and look at ways that psychology can help us in everyday life. With a practical focus and opportunities to gain experience in settings such as self-harm helplines, learning support teams and marketing departments, our graduates stand out from the competition. Our students can also take advantage of our specialist facilities, including electroencephalogram (EEG) equipment to measure brain activity and virtual reality technology to investigate how environments shape thoughts, feelings and behaviour. Our degree benefits from accreditation with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and offers your first step towards becoming a chartered psychologist, working in areas such as forensic, occupational and clinical psychology. Other graduates go on to work in fields such as teaching, human resources, health and social care and research. Optional modules and opportunities to undertake your own live research project also allow you to tailor your study to match your individual career ambitions. Why University of Gloucestershire? We’ve been using our expertise to support and inspire students since 1847. Join us and you will benefit from professional-standard facilities in the beautiful, historic surroundings of Cheltenham and Gloucester. With the University of Gloucestershire offering a wide variety of courses, you will have the best of both worlds - a large learning community with more than 80 societies and sports clubs to enjoy while also benefiting from lecturers who know and value you as an individual. Through our innovative Your Future Plan scheme, you will be challenged and supported to become the graduate that you want to be, ready to succeed in your chosen field. Your personal tutor will help you build your network of connections and take advantage of a range of opportunities including field trips and placements, offering invaluable experience outside of the lecture theatre. Our students never tire of finding inspiration here in the beautiful county of Gloucestershire, home to over 45 festivals every year, including 2000trees, Wychwood and the world-famous Cheltenham Literature festival. Many students gain valuable skills and experience working at these events alongside their studies. Come and experience the University of Gloucestershire for yourself by booking an open day online at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. After the course Your story with us doesn’t end at graduation. We are proud of our record that 95% of University of Gloucestershire graduates are in work or further study six months after completing their course*, and throughout your studies we are committed to working with you to develop your future plan. *Destination of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE), 2016/17. Experience an open day Take the next step and book yourself a place at a University of Gloucestershire open day at www.glos.ac.uk/BookAnOpenDay. This is your chance to see the university for yourself, get a real insight into what we're about and meet your potential course tutors and lecturers. Our student ambassadors will also be on hand to show you round your campus. Take the opportunity to get up-to-the minute advice and guidance from the people who have been here and experienced University of Gloucestershire life already. To find out more information about this course, visit www.glos.ac.uk/OurCourses, email us on enquiries@glos.ac.uk or call 03330 14 14 14.

Course details

Modules

Examine topics such as what brain events occur during a phobic reaction, how to maintain psychological wellbeing, and why some people are psychopaths. In year one cover the core conceptual frameworks in psychology, how to investigate psychological questions, and ways the benefits of psychology in everyday life. In your second and third years choose from a range of specialist modules including Forensic Psychology, Psychology of Gender and Sexuality, and Cognitive Neuroscience. Take a brief internship with an external organisation, gaining skills and experience useful for your intended career. Recent internships have been completed with the Rethink self-harm helpline, the learning support team at an FE college, and marketing for a local company. You’ll also undertake a live research project in an area of psychology that interests you, from psychopathy and brain activity to eating disorders, animal therapy, and motivations in physical exercise.


Unistats information

Operated by the Office for Students
95%
Student satisfaction
50%
Employment after 6 months (Most common jobs)
100%
Go onto work and study

The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data. For further information, see the Discover Uni website.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeC800
Institution code G50
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

We welcome international students from around the world. Studying in the UK can be a great experience allowing you to meet new people, try new things and experience a new country. Come and join us: http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/international-students.aspx


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points Use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
A level BBC BBC at A levels, DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DMM DMM at BTEC or use a combination of your qualifications to achieve the required tariff total.

Grade C in GCSE English and Mathematics (or equivalent) are normally required. If you don't meet our tariff points total we will still consider your application. Mature Applicants: We welcome applications from mature students (aged 21 and over) and do not necessarily require the same academic qualifications as school leaving applicants.


English language requirements

International students will need to produce evidence of an acceptable score on an approved English language test such as IELTS. We run pre-sessional English language courses and university preparation courses, in partnership with INTO, to help you prepare for undergraduate or postgraduate study. Please see our webpage - http://www.glos.ac.uk/study/international/Pages/into-centre.aspx

English Language requirements

http://www.glos.ac.uk/docs/download/International/english-Language-entry-requirements.pdf


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Additional costs and fee information can be found at: http://www.glos.ac.uk/life/finance/costs/pages/fees-and-additional-costs.aspx
Psychology at University of Gloucestershire - UCAS