Psychology

Our BPS-accredited Psychology degree takes you on a journey to uncover the reasons behind human actions and interactions.

Course detail

Start Date

September

Duration

4 years (full-time)

Award Title

BSc (Hons)

UCAS Code

C800

Why Study Abertay's BSc (Hons) in Psychology?

Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. This BPS-accredited degree takes you on a journey to uncover the reasons behind human actions and interactions, digging deeper into the thoughts and feelings that trigger our behaviour.

How do we learn and remember? What do our actions and interactions tell us about our behaviour? How do we communicate verbally and non-verbally? Satisfy your inquisitive mind and find answers to these questions and more during this fascinating psychology degree.

The discipline of psychology is continually evolving, with many exciting new developments occurring across a number of core areas (Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Biological Psychology). The use of neural imaging techniques is one significant advancement, which helps us to understand the links between brain and behaviour.

At Abertay, new developments in the field are readily incorporated into the core curriculum, with this programme offering a comprehensive selection of topics on human behaviour. The core areas follow the curriculum set out by the British Psychological Society.

This course scored an amazing 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 take our word for it:

  • Sunday Times UK University of the Year 2020 for Teaching Quality.
  • Guardian University Guide 2020 Top 10 in the UK for Student Satisfaction with TeachingCourse and Feedback.
  • National Student Survey 2020 Top 10 UK Universities for Student Satisfaction.

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How the Course Works

Learning and Assessment

You'll learn through a combination of lectures, practical laboratory classes, seminars/tutorials and independent study.

The practical laboratory classes offer the chance to learn relevant scientific techniques first hand, and an opportunity to engage in research by designing experiments and collecting and analysing data.

You're assessed using a variety of methods. These include examinations and class tests, practical laboratory reports, essays, presentations (both oral and posters), research projects and writing scientific articles and case studies.

Accreditation

Entry Requirements

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 (admissions@abertay.ac.uk) 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.

Republic of Ireland applicants, click on the UK tabs and scroll down to find your Entry Requirements.

See information about studying and applying to Abertay for International students.

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). BBC Literate subject at B
A-Level BCC Literate subject
Irish Highers H2H3H3H3 Literate subject
International Baccalaureate 29 Points To include literate subject at S5 or H4
BTEC Extended Diploma DMM Access to (one of the following):- University Study, Community, Education & Humanities, Arts & Social Sciences and Primary Teaching, Languages, Arts & Social Sciences, Humanities & Primary Education, Degree Studies, Celtic Studies, Arts & Humanities, Humanities, Humanities (Teaching)
AHEAD Successful completion of the relevant stream of our AHEAD programme
SWAP Access Access to: University Study/Community, Education & Humanities/Arts & Social Sciences and Primary Teaching/Languages, Arts & Social Sciences/Humanities & Primary Education/Degree Studies/Celtic Studies/Arts & Humanities/Humanities/Humanities (Teaching)
HNC Our Coming from College pages list approved HNC courses
Qualification Type Grade Requirements Essential Subjects
Advanced Higher AAB Psychology
A-Level AAB Psychology
HNC/HND Our Coming from College pages list approved HNC/HND courses

Non-country specific qualifications

International Baccalaureate

29 points including S5 or H4 in one of the following subjects:  Business Management, Classical Studies, Economics, English, ESOL, Geography, History, Media Studies, Modern Studies, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Religious, Moral and Philosophical Studies, Sociology.

Country Specific Requirements

We accept a wide range of qualifications from applicants from over the world. Select your country from the below options.