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.
Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - PSY101 Introduction to Psychology; CNS101 Introduction to Pluralistic Approaches to Mental Health; PSY105 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods; CNS102 Introduction to Mental Health Work. You will also be required to select one option and one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.
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.
How to apply
You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.
If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Standard Qualification Requirements
Applicants should have National 5/GCSE English and Maths at grade C/4 or equivalent - Lifeskill Maths and Application of Maths NOT accepted in lieu of Maths. Higher Applications of Maths at grade C accepted.
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Minimum Qualification Requirements
We may make you an offer at the minimum entry grades if you meet the criteria.
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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
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