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c8g1 - Psychology and Mathematics BSc Joint Honour

Psychology and Mathematics BSc Joint Honours

UCAS Code: C8G1 (fulltime: 3 Years)

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Course Overview

If you are interested in the workings of the human mind, mathematical skills can be invaluable in unlocking its secrets.

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At a Glance

UCAS Code
C8G1

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Joint Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAA-AAB
IB: 35 points

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This degree title is new for 2018 entry. For 2017 entry, see Mathematics and Psychology BSc Joint Honours (CG81).

This BPS-accredited degree provides a thorough understanding of mathematical methods that psychologists use to explain and predict human behaviour.

In Psychology you will explore why humans and animals think and behave as they do, with topics including:

  • cognitive psychology
  • neuroscience 
  • the psychology of financial decision-making

In Mathematics you will develop a thorough grounding in topics and techniques such as:

  • differential equations
  • probability

You will have the opportunity to deepen your understanding with advanced topics linked to the research interests of our staff, such as forensic psychology and computational neuroscience.

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Course Details

Modules for 2017 entry

Please note

The module and/or programme information below is for 2017 entry. Modules may be amended on an annual basis to take account of changing staff expertise, developments in the discipline, the requirements of external bodies and partners, and student feedback.

Modules/programme information for 2018 entry will be published here as soon as it is available (end of May 2018).

Our degrees are divided into Stages. Each Stage lasts for an academic year and you need to complete modules totalling 120 credits by the end of each Stage.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

If you're studying the Applied Mathematics pathway, you take the following compulsory modules:

If you're studying the Statistics pathway, you take the following compulsory modules:

Work Placement (optional)

You can apply to spend 9 to 12 months on an optional work placement between Stages 2 and 3. You can apply to spend your placement year with any organisation and will receive University support to do so. It will extend your degree by a year and is subject to availability. Find out more on about Work Placements.

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

 If you're studying the Applied Mathematics pathway, you take the following compulsory module:

If you're studying the Statistics pathway, you take the following compulsory module:

Optional modules

You take 20 credits of Psychology modules from the following list:

If you're studying the Applied Mathematics pathway, you choose 40 credits from the following list:

If you're studying the Statistics pathway, you choose 40 credits from the following list:

*These modules are available in alternate years, so may not be available.

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

If your qualifications are not listed here, please see our additional entry requirements web pages to find out which other qualifications are considered. 

The entrance requirements below apply to 2018 entry.

Undergraduate Admissions Policy

See our Admissions Policy 2017 Entry (PDF: 109 KB).

See further policies related to admission.

Careers

Mathematics and Psychology careers

In our experience many employers look favourably on students who can demonstrate their abilities in more than one field. Newcastle graduates will have acquired the ability to research, evaluate and communicate information, alongside developing specialist subject knowledge, practical and technical skills.

This provides graduates with a range of educational and career opportunities, especially if the skills you have developed during your degree have been further enhanced by work experience.

Depending on subject combinations, joint honours in science graduates have very broad career options. In the past, our graduates have entered careers in the business and financial sectors or specialised further in their area of expertise such as accountancy and psychology. Graduates who wish to pursue a career in teaching will find that they are suitably qualified to study for a PGCE in either discipline. Those graduates who enter employment outside their discipline find a flexible degree of this nature is highly valued in professions such as management, commerce and the civil service.

Find out more about the career options for Mathematics and Psychology from Prospects: The UK’s Official Careers Website.

What our graduates go on to do: employment and further study choices

See what our recent graduates went on to do and view graduate destinations statistics. These statistics are based on what graduates were doing on a specific date, approximately six months after graduation. The most recent data available is for graduates who completed their course in 2014/15.

The destination data is available in varying levels, beginning with the University and moving through Faculty and School down to individual course reports. This final level may give you some useful ideas about possible options after your course or a course you are considering.

Careers and employability at Newcastle

Newcastle University consistently has one of the best records for graduate employment in the UK.

94% of our 2014/15 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

Of our graduates who entered employment 85% were in a professional or managerial position.

We provide an extensive range of opportunities to all students through an initiative called ncl+. This enables you to develop personal, employability and enterprise skills and to give you the edge in the employment market after you graduate.

Our award-winning Careers Service is one of the largest and best in the country, and we have strong links with employers.

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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