This fascinating programme combines a BPS-accredited psychology degree with counselling and mental health modules. Learn from research-active staff at the best modern university in Scotland for psychology research.
Why do people behave in the way they do? What makes people react in certain ways? How can mental health issues be treated? This innovative degree allows you to develop a scientific understanding of human behaviour and combine it with a knowledge of mental health and counselling skills.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes, and the relation between the two. It explores how we act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, and the thoughts and feelings that motivate our behaviour.
Counselling is concerned with the integration of psychological theory with interventions and therapeutic practice. As a student on this course, you will develop a scientific understanding of psychology as a discipline and practical skills in counselling and therapy.
This course regularly scores over 90% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the National Student Survey, and received an impressive 93% in 2020. Also, Abertay ranked in the 2020 top three Scottish Universities for Student Satisfaction. And in the Guardian Good University Guide for 2021, Abertay ranked 3rd in the UK for student satisfaction with teaching, and 8th in the UK for overall student satisfaction.
We aim to immerse you in student life here at Abertay and give you a true feel for our courses and our amazing academic community.
Open Days are busy, fun and full-on. And Virtual Open Days online are new to all of us, so we will make sure you know what to expect, and how you can prepare for the event.
It's a day full of talks and videos about student life. Find out all about Abertay at our virtual Open Day on 31 October 2020.
Please note: All applicants must have passes in English and Maths - National 5 grade C or GCSE grade C/4 or equivalent. National 5 ESOL is accepted in lieu of National 5 English. National 5 Lifeskill Maths is not accepted in lieu of Maths.
Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:
One of the following: Business Management; Classical Studies; Economics; English; ESOL; Geography; History; Media Studies; Modern Studies; Philosophy; Politics; Psychology; Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies; Sociology
If there is a subject that does not appear, please contact our Admissions Office (firstname.lastname@example.org) who will be able to confirm whether or not it would be considered for entry.
Please visit our Entry from College pages for suitable College courses.
|Qualification Type||Grade Requirements||Essential Subjects|
|Higher (standard entry)||ABBB||Literate subject|
|Higher (minimum entry) We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria. Find out if you're eligible for minimum entry (see below).||BBB||Literate subject at B|
|Irish Highers||H2H3H3H3||Literate subject|
|International Baccalaureate||29 Points||Literate subject|
|BTEC Extended Diploma||DMM||Health & Social Care|
|SWAP Access||ABB||Humanities, Arts, Humanities and Primary Education, Nursing|
|HNC/HND||Our Entry from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses|