Tips on psychology applications to Admissions at the University of Ulster Dr Edel Ennis Course Director, BSc. Psychology [email protected] BPS accredited psychology courses offered at UU University of Ulster at Magee BSc. Psychology University of Ulster at Coleraine BSc. Psychology BSc. Social Psychology Available with DIS / DAS placement year option No psychology courses offered at Jordanstown campus Other non-accredited psychology courses available at UU Many minor programmes, example; BSc. Advertising with Psychology BSc. American Studies with Psychology BSc. Business Studies with Psychology BSc. Drama with Psychology BSc. European Studies with Psychology BA French and Spanish and Psychology many other combinations available within Structure of Degree Full time (3 years) or part time (4.5 - 6 years) basis full time fees approx £3,225 per year part time fees currently approx £200 per module 18 modules within degree Finances Can advise student on how to avail of financial assistance tuition fees loan student loans grants other bursaries and scholarships Bursaries We offer bursaries of up to £1,070 for each year of the course. They are in addition to any government grants you may receive and do not have to be paid back. Bursaries are designed to help students with course related costs such as books, equipment, travel or childcare and the total annual expenditure on bursaries by the University is currently around £4 million. Bursaries are means tested and the amount a student receives is determined by the residual household income as assessed by the Education and Library Board/Local Authority. Our bursaries for students starting a course in 2009 are: £1,070 per year where residual household income is at or below £18,820 £640 per year where residual household income is between £18,821 and £21,525 £320 per year where residual household income is between £21,526 and £40,238 Scholarships Psychology Psychology, BSc (M) Access Awards Psychology BSc (C) Social Psychology, BSc (C) Best qualified entrants with an A Level or equivalent in Arts/Humanities Psychology Psychology, BSc (M) Access Awards Best qualified non -"A" 6 (M) £1,500 level entrants and Psychology BSc and applicants who have 7 (C) Social Psychology, not been in formal BSc (C) education for 2 years or more. Psychology Psychology, BSc (with Academic DIS/DAS) Progression Social Psychology, Scholarships BSc (with DIS/DAS) (C) Best overall Year 2 students progressing onto placement year 18 8 £1,500 £1,500 How to make an application Applications for full time through UCAS Applications for part time directly to University see www.ulster.ac.uk Outline how you meet the entry criteria Entry requirements You are normally required to satisfy the general entry requirements of the University for a first degree course and possess a C or above at GCSE level or equivalent in English and mathematics. For mature applicants, GCSE Mathematics or equivalent is not a requirement Mature students will be required to provide evidence of recent successful study in a related subject at an appropriate level, such as an 'A' level or Open University credit. Entry requirements A Level; minimum of 260 UCAS Tariff Points to include grades BC. Irish Leaving Certificate; 260 UCAS Tariff Points to include CCCCC. Applicants are also required to have ILC Higher level English and Maths grade D or above OR ILC Ordinary level English and Maths grade C or above. Entry requirements BTEC National Diploma; 260 Tariff points - Pass overall BTEC ND with DMM. Applicants are also required to have GCSE Maths grade C or above (or equivalent) Access Course; pass with an overall average of 60% to include Maths module where appropriate Personal statement a genuine awareness of what psychology is as a discipline and that it involves statistics! an awareness of the career paths available evidence of any related work or voluntary skills evidence of transferable skills – written and oral communication, presentation skills evidence of personal qualities – motivation etc Interviews Interview conducted if individual discloses criminal conviction For part time entry, interview also conducted if individual does not meet specified requirements, but the personal statement shows evidence of other relevant experiences APEL – Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning Very important! If your student does not meet the specified requirements when results come out, have them call us Those who meet the criteria have first preference Occasionally, a few places are left and we may offer them to those slightly short of the asking Other relevant information Information evenings and open days organised regularly chance to meet the staff, see the campus and get information Feel free to ask any questions, and can email at any time Hope to see you and your students soon!