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BSc (Hons) Psychology

What you need to know about the student survey data

Survey info

Some data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic, which may have had an effect on their responses.
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University of Plymouth

1 Location : University of Plymouth Campus

Course details


Study mode

Full time

Length

3 year course

Distance learning

Not Available

Placement year

Optional

Year abroad

Optional

Foundation year

Optional

Study mode

Full time

Length

3 year course

Distance learning

Not Available

Placement year

Optional

Year abroad

Optional

Foundation year

Optional

Student Satisfaction

86%

of final year BSc (Hons) Psychology students at University of Plymouth agreed they were satisfied with the course

Average Earnings for

21,000

£21,000

15 months after the course for Psychology (non-specific) graduates at University of Plymouth

Employment

84%

go on to work and / or study within 15 months after the course

What you need to know about the data

  • The data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Some courses and providers have been affected more than others.
  • The data tells you about the experience of recent students, but your experience may be different.
  • Read more about this data

86%

"Overall, I am satisfied with the quality of the course"

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students (66% of those who were asked)

All final year students are asked to complete the National Student Survey.

The teaching on my course

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

Learning opportunities

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

Assessment and feedback

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

Academic Support

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

Organisation and management

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

Learning resources

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

Learning community

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

Student voice

Source: NSS (National Student Survey)

Data from

105 students
(66% of those who were asked)

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95%

of students are still on the course or have completed it

Source: Data for individual students collected directly from universities and colleges

Data from

165 students.

After 1 year on the course

Source: Data for individual students collected directly from universities and colleges

Data from

165 students.

What you need to know about professional accreditation

A professionally accredited course is one which has been approved or endorsed by one or more professional bodies. This is because the learning and achievement of graduates meets the professional benchmarks and standards set by the accrediting body.

Read more about professional accreditation

This course is officially accredited by:

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS). Find out more

What you need to know about earnings data

  • Some data is from graduates surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • Labour markets change
  • Salaries vary across regions in the UK
  • There are lots of factors that affect graduate earnings.
  • Read more about earnings

Average earnings for all full-time Psychology (non-specific) courses

For graduates from University of Plymouth

After 15 months

£21,000

Typical range: £18,000 - £24,000

Data from

55 people

(68% of those asked).

Students graduating during 2018-2020.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

After 3 years

£20,500

Typical range: £15,500 - £23,500

Data from

255 people.


Students graduating during 2012-2014.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

After 5 years

£24,000

Typical range: £18,500 - £29,000

Data from

270 people.


Students graduating during 2012-2014.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

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After 15 months

£22,000

Typical range: £18,500 - £25,000

Data from

2505 people.

96% of UK-resident Psychology (non-specific) graduates from University of Plymouth are employed in England.

Students graduating during 2018-2020.

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

After 3 years

£21,000

(excludes Northern Ireland)

Typical range: £16,500 - £25,500

Data from

13320 people.

98% of UK-resident Psychology (non-specific) graduates from University of Plymouth are based in England.

Students graduating during 2012-2014.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

After 5 years

£25,000

(excludes Northern Ireland)

Typical range: £19,500 - £31,000

Data from

13785 people.

99% of UK-resident Psychology (non-specific) graduates from University of Plymouth are based in England.

Students graduating during 2012-2014.

Source: Longitudinal Education Outcomes (LEO) dataset

What you need to know about employment data

  • Some data is from graduates surveyed during Covid-19 pandemic
  • Labour markets vary and change over time
  • Employment and job opportunities vary across regions in the UK
  • Read more about employment

84%

of the students go on to work and / or study

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2020.

Data from

90 students (68% of those who were asked).

Read more about employment

What graduates are doing 15 months after the course

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2020.

Data from

90 students

(68% of those who were asked).

Occupation types 15 months after the course

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2020.

Data from

60 students

(68% of those who were asked).

42%

In highly skilled work

10%

Business and public service associate professionals

8%

Therapy professionals

8%

Teaching Professionals

7%

Welfare and housing associate professionals

Less than 5%

Managers, directors and senior officials

53%

In other work

17%

Caring personal services

12%

Elementary occupations

10%

Administrative occupations

7%

Teaching and Childcare Support Occupation

Less than 5%

Customer service occupations

5%

In unknown work

Employed after finishing the course but employment type is not known

What you need to know about the data

80%

of graduates find their current work meaningful

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2020.

Data from

55 students (68% of those who were asked)

Perception of work after graduating

Source: Graduate Outcomes survey

Data from students graduating during 2018-2020.

Data from

55 students (68% of those who were asked)

I am utilising what I learnt during my studies in my current work.

My current work is meaningful.

My current work fits with my future plans.

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