Contemporary psychology attempts to understand, measure, and modify behavior using scientific methods and evidence. Psychologists are interested in diverse questions such as: "Why are emotional memories better remembered?"; "How does prejudice arise?"; "How do our abilities to perceive and act in the world develop?"; and "Is there such a thing as the personality?".
This course covers a wide variety of material, including classic and contemporary psychological theory, methods and practice, as well as the option to study another subject area up to Year Two. Later years include the extensive focus on the cores areas required by the British Psychological Society (BPS).
The course will enable you to develop and refine a high level of psychological literacy, including critical thinking and writing, excellence in research skills and ethical practice, all of which are transferable into a number of graduate careers. Successful completion of credits up to and including a fourth-year Honours classification of 50% (2:2) and above confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Status (GBC) with the BPS. This allows graduates to undertake further training as a chartered psychologist.
You can opt to study for an honors degree over four years or an ordinary degree over three years. You will complete a range of modules, as outlined, each year.
Special Information for EU Applicants
The Scottish Government has confirmed that undergraduate EU students enrolling in the 2017/8 and 2018/9 academic years will be entitled to free tuition fees in Scotland for the duration of their course. Those assessed as eligible will remain so for the duration of their course. You must apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for funding.
You will gain a range of transferable skills which are highly sought after by employers.
There is the opportunity for self-development through volunteering, individual dissertation topic choice, and choice of elective modules.
From Year One, you will attend lectures, seminars, and workshops for approximately 10 - 12 hours per week, in addition to time for personal study and independent learning. In later years, you will spend less time in a classroom setting.
Scottish Higher: BBCCC
A Level: BBC
Irish Leaving Certificate: H3, H3, H3, H3, H3
International Baccalaureate: 30 points
Required Subjects: Maths and Eng at S/ Int2/N5/GCSE level
Mature/Access: Access to Humanities/ Arts/ Social Sciences. We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications and/or experience.
Other: Year 2 - HND in Social Sciences will be considered with CB in the graded units. HNC Social Sciences with B in the graded units may be considered.
International: IELTS of 6.0 with no element lower than 5.5.