Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. Our fascinating British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology degrees give you a deep insight into the actions, interactions, thoughts and feelings that trigger our behaviour.
Our academic experts will give you a real-world understanding of how psychology impacts everyday life, so you will learn:
How we understand, think and learn about the world around us
How everyone uses verbal and non-verbal forms of communication
How biological and social factors influence behaviour
How mental abilities change as we age
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.
Psychology degrees at Abertay are flexible. You can study different pathways and switch to a new pathway if your interests change over time. You apply for one of these specific degree pathways at the start:
BSc (Hons) Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Development and Education
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic and Investigative Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Scene Investigation
But if you’re unsure which to choose, don’t worry, apply for the course that most appeals to you.
No other Scottish university is offering these flexible undergraduate degree pathways in psychology. We believe this gives our graduates a distinct edge when it comes to applying for postgraduate study or employment.
Dr Lynn Wright explains more about BSc (Hons) Psychology and the pathways available in the video below.
Why do people behave in the way they do? What makes people react in certain ways? How can mental health issues be effectively treated?
This innovative Psychology and Counselling degree, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), allows you to develop a scientific understanding of human behaviour and combine it with a knowledge of mental health and counselling skills.
Learn more about BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling by watching the video below.
What better way to learn about life at Abertay and living in Dundee than hearing it from our students?
👉 My favourite places to hang out in Dundee: Ruairidh
👉 Why I chose to study at Abertay University: Ellora
👉 Being a mature student at Abertay University: Rhuari
👉 Being an International student at Abertay: Gabriela
👉 Differences between college and university from a student perspective: Thomas
Dive in. Explore videos, booklets and guides in each section.
Watch the videos below to learn more about the application process, and coming to Abertay University from college.
Preparing to apply: the application and admissions process
Coming to Abertay University from college
You'll normally apply to university through UCAS: the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Check out the guides below for information on when and how to apply.
UCAS - Overview of the application process
UCAS – Guide for parents, guardians and carers
UCAS - International undergraduate guide
UCAS – Dos and don’ts of personal statements
The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. They assess applications for living costs and bursaries for eligible students studying in the UK.
SAAS - Student funding available in Scotland
SAAS - Funding explained to parents
SAAS - Student funding explained (British Sign Language-BSL version)
SAAS - Can I get SAAS funding? (British Sign Language-BSL version)
SAAS - Guide to undergraduate funding
You can also learn more about undergraduate funding on our Undergraduate Student Funding page.
Explore the library, learn how we support our students academically and pastorally, and dig deeper into how we prepare you for university if you're joining us from college.
Bell Street Ventures: Enterprise and entrepreneurial skills for students
An animated introduction to Abertay's Bernard King Library
Take a guided tour of Abertay's award-winning Bernard King Library
How we support you during your time at Abertay
Mental health and counselling support for students
Childcare funding for students: financial help for childcare costs
Sit back and watch a welcome from Abertay's International Team.
Learn more about:
Undergraduate tuition fees
Tuition fees deposits and payments
If you apply to Abertay from outside the UK, the International Team will help you every step of the way.
Keen to study abroad as part of your undergraduate experience? You can do it at Abertay. Find out what's involved by watching the video below.
Sport and physical activity at Abertay University is as much a part of university life as attending lectures and tutorials. Although a small university, Abertay offers a wide range of clubs from the traditional sports such as rugby and football to the more diverse sports such as dance.
Becoming a member of a Sports Club at Abertay is a great way to stay fit, meet new people outside your usual social circles and give you that much-needed downtime after a long day of studying.
We currently have lots of sports clubs supporting many competitive and social teams here at Abertay ranging from traditional team sports such as football and rugby to individual sports such as golf and athletics.
Learn more about Sports Clubs at Abertay.
Go ahead and look inside for videos of our campus, library, halls of residence and about the beautiful and exciting city of Dundee.
Learn more about our range of rooms - from single rooms to double rooms in shared flats.
All our student rooms have a bed, desk, drawers and plenty of sockets. Some are en suite, depending on what you choose, and wifi is provided. We're here to help you every step of the way.
Check out the presentation below for everything you need to know.
Video selection of some of our halls and room types:
Please see the Accommodation section of our website for more information.
Take a tour of our city centre campus and learn more about the university you might be studying at in 2023!
Join Paul and Anna on a tour of our award-winning library.
What's so special about Dundee? Find out what Farisai has to say as she visits her favourite places in Scotland's sunniest city.
For more information about living in Dundee, one of the UK's top three most fun places to be a student, check out our Living in Dundee page.
We hope you've found all the information you need to help you apply for an Accounting and Finance degree at Abertay. Remember: you can chat to current students to have your questions answered.
If you're ready to take the next step, you can learn more about making your application to university, registering for UCAS, when to apply, your personal statement and much more.
We'd love to welcome you to Abertay University in 2023!