Heriot-Watt University

Psychology Heriot-Watt University Degree level: Undergraduate

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The programme covers the main areas of the discipline; social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, individual differences, and research methods. Other courses emphasise the application of this information to various employment-related contexts and address careers in psychology. Students also take optional courses from subjects such as biological sciences, management, or languages. The programme is accredited by the British Psychological Society.

How to apply

Application deadlines

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!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course code C800
Institution code H24
Campus name Edinburgh Campus
Campus code -

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Standard Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB For entry to Year 2: ABB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM in relevant subject (Health and Social Sciences preferred) for entry to Year 1.
Scottish Higher AAAB
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 29 points For entry to Year 2: 34 points.
Scottish Advanced Higher BB plus AAAB at Higher preferably including Higher Psychology A for entry to Year 2.
Scottish HNC Pass HNC (Social Sciences) with B in graded unit (Psychology, Research Methods/Statistics required modules) for entry to Year 1.
For entry to Year 2: HNC (Social Sciences) with A in graded unit (Psychology, Research Methods/Statistics required modules).
Scottish HND Pass For entry to Year 2: HNC (Social Sciences) with AB in graded units (Psychology, Research Methods/Statistics required modules).

We operate contextual admissions defined by our Fair Access Policy which may mean entry requirements are flexible.

We accept a wide range of other qualifications from the UK, Europe and International countries. Please contact the Admissions Tutor for the programme for further information on the entry requirements for these.

Minimum Qualification Requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
A level BBC
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Scottish Higher BBBC
Scottish HNC Pass with B in the graded unit and passes in all 15 units for entry to Year 2 (where there is a recognised route from a relevant HNC qualification).
Scottish HND Pass with BB in the graded units and passes in all 30 units for entry into Year 3 (where
there is a recognised route from a relevant HND qualification).

As part of the Fair Access Process, the minimum entry requirements enable students who are within one or more of the categories below to be guaranteed an offer:
Living in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20)
Care Experienced, as identified on the UCAS Application form by ticking the relevant box.


English language requirements

Applicants whose native language is not English and who have not been educated previously in the English language must provide evidence of their English language ability to ensure they can cope with the demands of a Heriot-Watt programme taught and assessed in English. Further information about the English Language tests that we currently accept as proof of English Language ability including our own English Language programmes, can be viewed on our website.

HWU English Language Requirements

https://www.hw.ac.uk/study/entry/english-language-requirements.htm


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £1,820 Year 1
International £15,080 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £1,820 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Heriot-Watt University
Riccarton
Edinburgh
EH14 4AS


Course contact details

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Admissions Office

0131 451 3376