Are you fascinated by the science of the human mind? Do you wonder what leads us to behave in certain ways? If so, then our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree could be the path for you. Choosing a psychology degree opens the door to a diverse range of topics, all of which are concerned with understanding behaviour and exploring the mind. You will explore such questions as: how do children think?; what leads us to take risks?; why does that airplane look very small?; why are we attracted to some people and repelled by others?; how can psychology help us to understand political and social issues? You will not only learn how to ask research questions, but importantly, you will develop the skills and understanding to know how to find the answers to these questions. You will complete a piece of independent, but supported piece of research, as your final year dissertation. You will graduate with a rounded understanding of the key domains in psychology and with specific knowledge of specialist areas. You will also have developed critical skills of analysis and evaluation, and be able to communicate effectively and solve problems efficiently. All of these skills are in demand by employers across employment sectors. The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Graduates who complete with at least second class honours will achieve the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
How to apply
This course has restrictions on who can apply.
You must be resident in Scotland during term-time. This course is not open to international students who require a Tier 4 visa to study in Scotland.
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!
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|A level||BC||Must include English or any literate subject|
|Scottish Higher||BBC||Must include English or any literate subject|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||Pass in Maths National 5/GCSE/Intermediate 2 Maths, or equivalent. National 5 Applications of mathematics (formerly Life Skills Maths) is not accepted for entry.|
You will be required to attend an interview at your enrolling college.
You must be resident in Scotland during term time to study this course.
UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.0||with no element below 5.5|
|PTE Academic||58.0||58 average with 51 in each component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||80.0||Min 80 or above with min 18 in each section|
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found at the following:
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,000||Year 1|
|EU||£1,820 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,000||Year 1|
|Scotland||£1,820 *||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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