King’s College London Psychology Entry Requirement

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King’s College London Psychology Entry Requirement

King’s College London Psychology Entry Requirement

Psychology BSc

Overview

King’s is rated 2nd in the world for psychology and psychiatry (US News, Best Global Universities) Studying Psychology at King’s means joining Europe’s largest centre for research and education in this field.  Our brand new course is taught at the centrally located Guy’s Campus, London Bridge, where our students enjoy state-of-the-art teaching facilities created specifically for this course. Our students are part of a thriving student community in the heart of London.

Our Psychology BSc will help you to apply psychological science to a variety of contemporary social challenges. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), who highlighted five areas of particular strength in our course, including the emphasis on research-led teaching and the potential for students to benefit greatly from the research expertise of our world-leading Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

If you have any questions about this course please contact the Course Administrator ugpsychology@kcl.ac.uk

Key benefits

  • Our teaching is delivered by world experts, enriched by current research at the IoPPN, one of the world’s leading centres for interdisciplinary research in psychiatry and psychology.
  • We have unique partnerships with the South London & Maudsley Hospital (SLaM) and clinician-scientists that allow placements and voluntary work for our students.
  • The Department of Psychology is one of the best-known and largest centres for clinical and health psychology and is home to the to the UK’s oldest Clinical Psychology training programme.
  • Our course offers a rich combination of research and clinical expertise.

UCAS code C800

Duration Three years. Students may apply to transfer to a four year pathway with a year abroad.

Study mode Full-time

Course type Single honours

Course accreditations The BSc Psychology programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society

Locations

 

The BSc Psychology at King’s

November 2015

Students and staff talk about the new BSc Psychology programme at King’s. The programme started in Septmber 2015 taking in its first cohort of students!

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Course detail

Description

Our Psychology BSc degree course  draws upon the established expertise of the IoPPN, the NHS and a wide range of world-leading researchers and practitioners across King’s, from neuroscience to the social sciences, to introduce you to a variety of approaches to the application of psychological science.

Designed to reflect the key role of psychology within interdisciplinary research, the course asks you to apply insights from this research to a variety of contemporary problems. You will be required to develop your analytic, critical thinking and problem-solving skills along with your core scientific knowledge.

Teaching

This course is taught through a combination of lectures, seminars and significant element of directed self-study.

Year 1

Scheduled learning and teaching (29%) | Independent study (71%) | Placements (0%)

Year 2 

Scheduled learning and teaching (23%) | Independent study (77%) | Placements (0%)

Year 3

Scheduled learning and teaching (18%) | Independent study (82%) | Placements (0%)

Assessment

Year 1

Written exams (31%) | Practical exams (6%) | Coursework (63%)

Year 2

Written exams (55%) | Practical exams (0%) | Coursework (45%)

Year 3

Written exams (59%) | Practical exams (4%) | Coursework (37%)

Your first two years will be taught primarily at Guy’s Campus, with teaching at the Denmark Hill Campus around five times per term for one of the required Year 1 modules. In your third year, you will be primarily be based at Denmark Hill, but the exact locations will vary according to the optional modules you select.

Structure

Courses are divided into modules.  Each year you will normally take modules totalling 120 credits. We review our modules on a regular basis, in order to continue to offer innovative and exciting programmes and this list is therefore subject to change. Please check here for updates, or contact the School/department for further advice.

 

 

Required Modules

Required 15-credit modules:

  • Psychology and the Brain
  • Psychology and Society
  • Psychology and Development
  • Psychology and the Individual
  • Research Methods 1
  • Research Methods 2
  • Addressing Problems
  • Inspirational Research

 

Optional Modules

There are no optional modules for this course in Year 1.

Entry requirements

Required grades

AAA

Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King’s as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

Required subjects

At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, English and Mathematics at GCSE grade B (or equivalent).

Preferred subjects

Biology and Mathematics.

Further information and other requirements

Visit our admissions webpages to view our English language entry requirements.

A-Level subjects – University policy: Please note that A-level General Studies, Critical Thinking, Thinking Skills and Global Perspectives are not accepted by King’s as one of your A-levels. However, if offered the grade achieved may be taken into account when considering whether or not to accept a candidate who has just fallen short of the conditions of their offer.

A levels: AAA including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. With and Biology and Mathematics as preferred A-level subjects.

NOTE: If you are taking linear A levels in England, you will be required to pass the practical endorsement in all science subjects.

Access to HE Diploma: Access to Science (or similar) with 45 Level 3 credits: 36 must be from units awarded at Distinction, with the remaining Level 3 credits at Merit. Level 3 study must include study of at least one of the following subjects: Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics (or equivalent)

Cambridge Pre-U: Three Pre-U Principal subjects at D3 D3 D3 including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. Combinations of Pre-U principal subjects and other qualifications (such as A-levels) considered

BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma (QCF from 2010): DDM with eleven Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A at A-level in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Diploma (QCF from 2010): DM with six Distinctions and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A at A-level in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

BTEC Level 3 Subsidiary Diploma (QCF from 2010): D with four modules at Distinction and two A-levels at grades AA, including grade A at A-level in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.

Scottish Highers & Advanced Highers: AAB at Higher in one sitting and AA at Advanced Higher, including grade A Advanced Higher in at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics (we do not count the Higher and Advanced Higher in the same subject).

Additionally, minimum grade Standard Credit Grade/Intermediate 2/National 5 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics if not taken at Higher.

International Baccalaureate: Pass the IB Diploma with a total of at least 35 points, with three Higher Level subjects at 666 including at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics or Psychology. Additionally, minimum grade B in GCSE English Language and Mathematics. Note the total IB point score of 35 includes TOK/EE.

Other International Qualifications: Visit our admissions webpages to view our international entry requirements.

Selection procedure

We are looking for intellectually curious and open-minded students who relish the opportunity of studying with some of the world’s most distinguished academics in the field. You must be of the highest intellectual calibre, and we are looking for a commitment to embrace the challenge of a truly cosmopolitan education. The key criterion for entry is academic ability, but we will also be looking for evidence of your motivation to study, your communication skills, your enthusiasm for making connections between disciplines, and your understanding of the programme.

Application deadline: 15 January 2018.

Help and support

If you don’t have a suitable qualification for direct entry to a UK university, or if English isn’t your first language, our academic preparation courses can help you get ready for study in the UK.

Preparation courses

Fees and funding

Full time tuition fees UK:

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees EU:

Current regulations allow some students to pay UK tuition fees on the basis of their EU citizenship or residency. Until these eligibility criteria are changed, the EU tuition fee will remain the same as the UK tuition fee.

The UK tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £9,250 per annum.

Please note that the UK tuition fee may be subject to additional increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

 

Full time tuition fees International:

The International tuition fee for the 2017-2018 academic year is £22,800 per annum.

Please note that the International tuition fee is subject to annual increases in subsequent years of study, in line with King’s terms and conditions.

All International applicants to undergraduate programmes are required to pay a deposit of £2,000 against their first year’s tuition fee. This deposit is payable when you firmly accept an unconditional offer to study with us, and will be offset against your tuition fees when you join King’s.

 

Additional costs/expenses

If you study abroad as part of your course, King’s will not be charged tuition fees by the host university (although some partners do charge a small administration fee for applying). Please see the Study Abroad webpages for details of the relevant partner universities.

King’s will continue to invoice for a proportion of King’s tuition fees.  At present these are as follows:

  • Home students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for £1,350 for King’s tuition fees for the year.
  • Overseas students studying or working for a full academic year abroad will receive an invoice for one third of the King’s tuition fees for the year.

You should also budget to pay for the associated subsistence costs, such as travel, visas, accommodation and food as well as any vaccination/immunisations required by the country to which you are travelling.

In addition to the costs above, you can also expect to pay for:

  • Books if you choose to buy your own copies
  • Clothing for optional course related events and competitions
  • Library fees and fines
  • Printing course handouts
  • Personal photocopies
  • Society membership fees
  • Stationery
  • Graduation costs

Travel costs for travel around London and between campuses

For further information, please visit our fees and funding pages.

Financial help and support

Visit the fees and funding webpages to find out more about bursaries, scholarships, grants, tuition fees, living expenses, student loans and other financial help available at King’s.

Career prospects

Psychology graduates have many opportunities based on their wide-ranging knowledge of human behaviour and how the mind works. A Psychology degree provides graduates with a broad skill set including data analysis, problem solving, scientific and statistical literacy and effective communication.

Psychology graduates are notably flexible in the workplace and go on to succeed in a variety of professions, including:

  • Further study in order to become a research, forensic, educational or clinical psychologist.
  • Entering the public or private sector.
  • Applying their knowledge to a range of roles in the fields of health and social care or education.