Abertay University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Psychology is the scientific study of behaviour and mental processes (and the interrelation between the two). It is concerned with how we act and interact, both as individuals and in groups, and in exploring the thoughts and feelings that underlie our behaviour. Psychology at Abertay takes a scientific approach to understanding behaviour and thought. As a student on this course you will cover all of the major areas of psychology and supplement this with a strong specialism in the area of counselling. Counselling is concerned with the integration of psychological theory and research and therapeutic practice. Abertay has an international reputation for innovative and evidence based developments in counselling research, teaching and practice.
Core modules (subject to change over time) - Introductory Psychology 1; Introductory Psychology 2; Cognitive Psychology; Social Psychology; Biological Psychology and Personality & Individual Differences; Developmental Psychology; Research Methods; Introduction to Pluralistic Approaches to Mental Health; Introduction to Mental Health Work; Interpersonal Skills &Helping Conversations; Therapeutic Skills & Approaches; Counselling Theories & Interventions; Introduction to Cognitive Behaviour Therapy; Working with Different Client Groups and Critical Perspective in Mental Health. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Language & Education; Evolutionary Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology and Brain & Behaviour.
Teaching is delivered through a variety of lectures, practical laboratory classes, tutorials and independent study. Counselling skills are developed through small group work and reflective practice. Student assessments are mixed to test breadth of skills. Assessments include examinations and class tests, laboratory reports, reflective portfolios, essays, presentations (both oral and posters), research projects, and scientific articles and case studies.
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How to apply
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15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
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|Campus name||Abertay Campus|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BCC||To include a literate subject|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DMM||Health and Social Care|
|Scottish Higher||ABBB||To include a literate subject|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||29 points||To include a literate subject at S5 or H4|
|Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)||H2, H3, H3, H3||To include a literate subject|
|Scottish HNC||Pass||Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Care & Administrative Practice - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Early Education & Childcare - Graded Unit A Legal Services - Graded Unit A Police Studies - Graded Unit A Social Care - Graded Unit A Social Science - Graded Unit A Social Services - Graded Unit A Working with Communities - Graded Unit A|
|Scottish HND||Pass||Entry into Year 1 with an HND in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Counselling - Graded Unit A Legal Services - Graded Units AA Social Science - Graded Units AA|
|HNC (BTEC)||D||Entry into Year 1 with HNC (BTEC) Health & Social Care|
|HND (BTEC)||D||Entry into Year 1 with HND (BTEC) Health & Social Care|
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent - Lifeskill Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course
English language requirements
We look for applicants to have achieved an overall IELTS score of 6.0 with no individual test lower than 5.5. Some degrees have higher requirements - refer to the 'entry routes' tab of each degree for more detail.
List of English Language Requirements
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|