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The award
BA, BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

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About Philosophy / Psychology at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry

2018

Length

3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)

VCM8

Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Optional Estimate: £600

How are these costs calculated?

All of the books required for the course are available from the library. The University also has PC labs and a laptop loan service. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. Students may also need to print their assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop up to £100 each year for books and printing.

Location

Manchester Campus

Department

Department of Psychology

Philosophy concerns every aspect of our lives, practical as well as theoretical. It is about making sense of our lives and the world around us. Due to its grounding in fundamental human concerns and activities,Philosophy enables us to understand life and to shape it. In studying philosophy, you will engage with the ideas of the most important thinkers of the past and present, including Plato, Aristotle, Descartes, Kant, Nietzsche and Sartre. You will learn to think more clearly and independently, to communicate your ideas and arguments with greater clarity and force, and develop skills valued by employers.

Psychology is a multi-disciplinary, fascinating subject covering all aspects of human behaviour. It is concerned with individual psychological processes and the social context of how we think and interact with the world around us. Psychologists use scientific methods, such as observation, experiments and statistical analysis to explore all aspects of our behaviour to understand how and why we react in the ways that we do. Our degree programmes cover all elements of psychological study from early childhood,neuropsychology and forensic to counselling, psychotherapy and abnormal psychology.

Your career prospects after the course

Studying a combined honours degree gives you the opportunity to improve your employability by developing skills and knowledge in two subjects.

Graduates will have the opportunity to develop the ability to think critically, analyse ideas and articulate the conclusions reached.

These skills are transferable to a wide range of careers including roles in business and management, public administration, publishing, research and teaching.

Graduates with a second class honours degree or above will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society; this is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Other areas of employment can include roles in counselling, health care or social work.

94%

In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

Study options for this course

Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required

Grades BBC-BBB excluding General Studies.  Acceptable alternatives e.g. BTEC Subsidiary Diploma, Diploma, Extended Diploma at Level 3 (Grades DMM) in Applied Science or Health Professions

We do not accept Extended Project or CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Early Years Education & Care (Early Years Educator - VRQ)

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language and Mathematics at grade C or grade 4.  

No equivalents accepted i.e. Functional Skills

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with at least 45 credits at Level 3, an overall Merit profile is required, or equivalent. 

International Baccalaureate points

26 IB Diploma Points

IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each element

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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