520. Points have increased by 15 points each year for the last 3 years so 2013 entry could possibly be 530-535.
Number of Students:
Around 20 accepted each year into the Undenominated Psychology course (MH106), my class consists of 18 students, 13 girls and 5 lads. However lectures in 1st year have around 200 people as some students choose to study Psychology through Arts (MH101) or through Science (MH209) at reduced points but aren't guaranteed their place in 2nd year through the MH101 course.
For Psychology modules, you're looking at around 4 hours a week (3 lectures and 1 tutorial). In 1st year, you choose 2 other subjects to study with Psychology and the combination of these subjects will add (in some cases) considerably to your overall number of hours. I study English & Sociology along with Psychology and have a total of 9 hours a week including tutorials for both of my additional subjects. This brings my overall hours to 13 a week which is very handy!
Ok, so I won't discuss my Arts subjects here, i'm just going to talk about Psychology (if anyone wants me to discuss English and/or Sociology drop me a PM).
Ok so in first year, you take 4 main Psychology Modules:
- Biological and Developmental Psychology (Semester 1)
- Research Design and Psychological Statistics (Semester 1)
- Social and Cognitive Psychology (Semester 2)
- History and Methodology of Psychological Research (Semester 2)
Psychology is an interesting course, I don't know if I love it yet, only time will tell if it is the 'perfect' course for me. However most people don't realise that Psychology is a fantastic started degree and opens a lot of doors for future careers which are seemingly 'unrelated' to the field of Psychology. For example Research, Science, Management, Social Work, Teaching etc.