Undergraduate

cg81 - Mathematics and Psychology BSc

Mathematics and Psychology BSc Honours

UCAS Code: CG81 (3 Years)

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
CG81

UCAS Institution Name and Code
NEWC, N21

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Degree Awarded
BSc Honours

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Course Duration
3 Years

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Entry Requirements
A Level: AAB-ABB
IB: 35-37 points

This 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 and abnormal psychiatry.

In Mathematics you will develop a thorough grounding in topics and techniques such as differential equations and probability.

You will deepen your understanding with advanced topics linked to the research interests of our staff, including forensic psychology, Bayesian statistics and statistical inference.

Highlights of this degree

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Course Details

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.

Please be aware that programme modules do change and therefore may differ for your year of entry.

Stage 1

Compulsory modules

Stage 2

Compulsory modules

Stage 3

Compulsory modules

Optional modules

You will take 100 credits of optional modules from the following list in consultation with their subject advisors:

Please note: This degree is not accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Entry Requirements

All candidates are considered on an individual basis.

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

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 2013/14.

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.

94.1% of our 2014 UK/EU graduates progressed to employment or further study within six months of graduating.

More than three quarters (77%) of our graduates who entered employment achieved a graduate-level 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.

Fees & Funding

 

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Applying to Newcastle University through UCAS

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UCAS codes for Newcastle University

  • institution name - NEWC
  • institution code - N21

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