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    So i'm looking at the university of west England to study psychology. UWE is not high on the leader board so I have absoloutely no clue why it's asking for 320/340 ucas points for it's degree?? im wondering if they made a mistake on their site cos they only ask for 28 IB points, so why so many ucas points? im so confused can someone make this clear for me pleae :-(((( :confused::confused:

    According to the Guardian, it ranks about the same as some Russell Group universities for Psychology, e.g. Newcastle, Queen's, Manchester, Leeds, Liverpool, Edinburgh, etc.

    Psychology is a popular course, and UWE is one of the better ex-polys, so it's in demand. More applicants usually means higher entry requirements.

    Psychology is a very popular course, and so lots of universities can ask for higher entry requirements. UWE is quite a popular university, which is rising in the league tables. Universities will only accept the best applicants for their course, so based on previous years, this is the sort of applicant they have given offers to.

    I would assume that the standard offer is correct, although you have nothing to lose by emailing to ask why there is a difference between IB and A level points offers.

    The conversion between IB and A level is really, really odd. For instance, Cambridge asks for either A*AA, or 40-41 points at IB, whereas KCL likens AAA to 35 points at IB. Also, a lot of courses involving maths (LSE Economics, for example) ask for either A level in Maths or HL IB Maths. HL IB Maths is in no way comparable to A level Maths, not even close.

    In short, it's weird. In some cases, you'll find that you're advantaged because you're doing A level not IB, and in others, it will be the opposite.

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