Abertay University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
How does your mind affect behaviour in specific situations, and why? Study of the human mind, brain and behaviour is a fascinating and constantly evolving field. Abertay is the best modern university in Scotland for psychology research. Gain accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS), a prerequisite for postgraduate study. Apply knowledge gained to real-world problems, thus enhancing employability. Foster your interests across more specialist areas in the field, including applied, clinical, performance, or forensic psychology. Pick up valuable transferrable skills, allowing you to move into careers beyond psychology.
Year 1 core modules (subject to change over time) - PSY101 Introduction to Psychology; PSY103 Evidence Based Thinking: Scientific Approaches to Studying Human Behaviour; PSY105 Introduction to Psychological Research Methods. You will also be required to select two option modules and one elective module. For detailed module information please check our website.
The programme is a mixture 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 are assessed using a variety of assessment types. These include examinations and class tests, laboratory reports, essays, presentations (both oral and posters), research projects and writing scientific articles and case studies. Assessment is through a range of methods including exams, tests, practical laboratory reports and student presentations.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|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 For entry into Year 2 we would look for AAB to include Psychology|
|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|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||Entry into Year 2 to include Psychology|
|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 2 with an HNC in one of the following:- Applied Science - Graded Unit A plus Higher Psychology at B Social Science - Graded Unit A Entry into Year 1 with an HNC in one of the following:- Additional Support Needs - Graded Unit A Childhood Practice - Graded Unit A Coaching & Developing Sport - Graded Unit A Counselling - 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 2 with HND Social Science - Graded Units AA 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|
|HNC (BTEC)||D||Entry into Year 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|