Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. This BPS-accredited Psychology with Development and Education degree helps you learn how children and adolescents develop, learn, reason, and socialise, as well as exploring atypical development including neurodivergence.
The first two years of this degree are designed to help you dig deep into the science of psychology, learning the way humans think, feel and behave. In years three and four, you take more advanced options related to your specialist pathway, covering development and education in more depth.
Developmental and educational psychology
Our academic experts will give you a deep understanding of developmental and educational psychology, including:
Psychology is both an experimental and observational science. This means you will observe and measure human behaviour, tackle literature research, and develop, test, and evaluate theories. This culminates in conducting your own supervised research project in your final year, which is one of the corner stones of your degree.
You can switch to another Psychology pathway if you develop an interest in a particular topic later on. See 'How the course works' below for full details.
Students on this course may have to undertake a PVG check if they choose a specific placement (optional) as part of the course.
High quality teaching and student satisfaction
Our BSc (Hons) Psychology course scored an impressive 95% for Overall Student Satisfaction in the 2020 National Student Survey (NSS).
Abertay is widely regarded as THE place to come for high quality teaching. But don't just take our word for it:
UK University of the Year for Teaching Quality (The Times/ Sunday Times Good University Guide 2021).
UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction & Teaching (Guardian University Guide 2021).
UK Top 10 for Student Satisfaction (National Student Survey 2020).