BSc (Hons) Psychology - Entry requirements
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300 points from three A levels. Typical A level offer BBB. Other combinations and non-A level qualifications considered. International Baccalaureate: 28 points. All relevant international qualifications will be considered - please enquire.

Candidates concerned about meeting this offer are encouraged to contact the Institution direct.
 
 
Tariff Score300
Prospective students apply to Plymouth University with a wide range of qualifications. For your ease, we have listed below those qualifications that are a valid entry route onto certain courses. Where a qualification is greyed out, it is not a requirement for this particular course.
AAT level 3 NVQ in Accounting
Additional Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
Advanced Certificate (QCF) (Level 3)
Advanced Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
Advanced Extension Award (AEA)
ASDAN Certificate for Personal Effectiveness
Asset Languages
Award (QCF) (Level 3)
British Horse Society Awards
BTEC Award (QCF) (Level 3)
BTEC Certificate (QCF) (Level 3)
BTEC Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
BTEC Extended Certificate (QCF) (Level 3)
BTEC Extended Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
BTEC National Certificate in Children's Care, Learning and Devt (Theory) (2007 onwards)
BTEC National Diploma in Children's Care, Learning and Devt (Theory) (2007 onwards)
BTEC National in Children's Care, Learning and Devt, Prof Practice Element (2007 onwards)
BTEC Subsidiary Certificate (QCF) (Level 3)
BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
CACHE Award in Child Care and Education
CACHE Certificate in Childcare and Education
Cambridge Pre-U Certificate
CeFS (Certifcate in Financial Studies)
Certificate (QCF) (Level 3)
CFSP (Certificate in Financial Services Practice)
DipFS (Diploma in Financial Studies)
Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
Diploma in Fashion Retail
EDI Level 3 Certificate in Accounting
English Language Requirements for International Applicants
Essential Skills Wales
Extended Certificate (QCF) (Level 3)
Extended Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
Foundation Degree
Functional Skills
Higher Apprenticeships
Higher Sports Leader Award
Introductory Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
Key Skill - Application of Number
Key skill - Communication
Key skill - ICT
Key skill - Improving Own Knowledge
Key skill - Problem Solving
Key skill - Working with Others
Music (ABRSM/Guildhall/LCMM/Trinity/Rockschool)
NVQ Award (QCF) (Level 3)
NVQ Certificate (QCF) (Level 3)
NVQ Diploma (QCF) (Level 3)
OCR Certificate for IT Practitioners
OCR Diploma for IT Practitioners
OCR Level 3 Certificate in Mathematics for Engineers
Others
PC Passport
PCert LAM - Drama
Scottish Core Skills - Application of Number
Scottish Core Skills - Communication
Scottish Core Skills - ICT
Scottish Core Skills - Problem Solving
Scottish Core Skills - Working with Others
Scottish Framework - Credit Standard Grade (Grades 1 & 2)
Scottish Framework - Intermediate 2
Scottish Group Awards
Scottish National Certificate
Speech and Drama Exams (grades 6-8)
Ungraded Higher
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (Core plus Practical Learning)
Work-based Learning: Advanced Apprenticeships
Work-based Learning: NVQ Level 3
Work-based Learning: Other
Access To HE Courses (including Scottish Access)
Additional information Pass an Access to HE Diploma (ie science, humanities, combined, social sciences), (including GCSE English and mathematics grade C or equivalent) with at least 33 credits units at merit.
BTEC National Award (6 units) (not including Early Years)
Additional information Refer to institution
BTEC National Certificate (12 units) (not including Early Years)
Additional information Refer to institution
Subjects / score / points / percentage required for entry ? plus at least B at A level
Grades required Distinction, Merit
BTEC National Certificate in Early Years (Theory) (pre-2007)
Additional information Refer to institution
BTEC National Diploma (18 units) (not including Early Years)
Additional information Refer to institution
Grades required Distinction, Distinction, Merit
BTEC National Diploma in Early Years (Theory) (pre-2007)
Additional information Refer to institution
BTEC National in Early Years (Practical) (pre-2007)
Additional information Refer to institution
Diploma in Foundation Studies (Art & Design)
Additional information Refer to institution
FSMQ (Free Standing Maths Qualifications)
Acceptability Acceptable only when combined with other quals
GCE A Level
Acceptability Acceptable on its own & combined with other quals
Subjects / score / points / percentage required for entry ? BBB from 3 A-levels.
Subjects excluded for entry ? General studies
GCE A level Double Award
Acceptability Acceptable on its own & combined with other quals
GCE AS
Acceptability Acceptable only when combined with other quals
Subjects excluded for entry ? General studies
GCE AS Double Award
Acceptability Acceptable only when combined with other quals
OCR National Certificate (6 units)
Additional information Refer to institution
OCR National Diploma (12 units)
Additional information Refer to institution
OCR National Extended Diploma (18 units)
Additional information Refer to institution
Welsh Baccalaureate Advanced Diploma (core plus options)
Acceptability Acceptable only when combined with other quals
Subjects / score / points / percentage required for entry ? BBB at A level or BB at A level plus pass Welsh Baccalaureate.
Accreditation of Prior (Experiential) Learning
Additional information Refer to institution
AQA Baccalaureate
Additional information Refer to institution
BTEC/Scottish Higher National Certificate (HNC)
Additional information Refer to institution
BTEC/Scottish Higher National Diploma (HND)
Additional information Refer to institution
Cambridge Pre-U
Additional information Psychology accepted
Acceptability Acceptable on its own & combined with other quals
European Baccalaureate
Acceptability Acceptable on its own & combined with other quals
Subjects / score / points / percentage required for entry ? 75% overall with 7 in maths 7.5 in English or first language.
Extended Project (2008 onwards)
Acceptability Acceptable only when combined with other quals
Advanced Placement Tests
Additional information Refer to institution
CACHE Diploma in Child Care & Education
Additional information Refer to institution
International Baccalaureate
Subjects / score / points / percentage required for entry ? 28 overall. Plus English and maths.
Irish Leaving Certificate
Acceptability Acceptable on its own & combined with other quals
Subjects / score / points / percentage required for entry ? Minimum grade requirement = BBBBB.
Scottish Baccalaureate
Additional information Refer to institution
Scottish Framework - Advanced Higher
Acceptability Acceptable on its own & combined with other quals
Scottish Framework - Higher
Acceptability Acceptable on its own & combined with other quals
GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
Subjects / score / points / percentage required for entry ? English language and mathematics grade C
English, Welsh and Northern Irish points
Volume and depth of study (GCE A level or equivalent)
Minimum number required 3
Number preferred 3
Tariff Score
Range of points in conditional offers 300
Specific requirements
Specific subject, award and score/grade requirements BBB from 3 A levels.
Scottish points
Tariff Score
Range of points in conditional offers 320
Advanced Diploma
Other information Refer to institution
Progression Diploma
Other information Refer to institution