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We typically begin making decisions on applications made through UCAS towards the end of November for entry the following September.
These pages outline admissions to the BSc Psychology degree. Students interested in the BSc Psychology (International) programme must first apply for the BSc Psychology. If their grades are satisfactory by the end of Semester 1 of Level 2, they may transfer to the International programme and study psychology abroad for one year.
Our degree programmes are very popular and we receive approximately 1400 applications for about 170 places available. Most of our applicants have an excellent academic record, typically achieving AAB in three A-level subjects.
Applications must be made through the online Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (www.ucas.com) by mid January of the year of intended entry. We will not normally accept applications after this and we do not normally participate in the UCAS Extra scheme. As required by UCAS, applicants must provide a personal statement, list all qualifications undertaken and those pending, and an appropriate referee's statement. In addition they must declare if they wish to defer entry and they must declare any prior criminal conviction.
Academic grades normally form only one part of the final decision and the following sections give examples of how applicants may demonstrate that they have the skills, knowledge and attributes that we believe will enable them to become a successful student in the Institute of Psychological Sciences.
Our selection process is primarily based on the applicant's past and predicted academic performance. We also consider the applicant's motivation and enthusiasm to study, and their knowledge of psychology and academic skills, evidenced in the personal statement and references on the UCAS form. Accurate spelling and grammar on the form are important. It is essential that applicants take this opportunity to demonstrate their enthusiasm and aptitude for the academic subject.