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Psychology Abertay University Degree level: Undergraduate

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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.

Course details

Modules

Core modules (subject to change over time) - Introductory Psychology 1; Introductory Psychology 2; Social Psychology; Cognitive Psychology; Biological Pyschology and Personality & Individual Differences; Development Psychology; Research Methods and Psychology Project. Other modules that may be offered (subject to change over time) - Language & Education; Evolutionary Psychology; Clinical Psychology; Forensic Psychology; Brain & Behaviour and Advanced Research Methods.

Assessment method

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

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 A30
Campus name Abertay 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

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
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
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
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 Advanced Higher AAB Entry into Year 2 to include Psychology
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

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

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/course-search/undergraduate/psychology/

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

https://www.abertay.ac.uk/studying/informationforinternationalstudents/english-requirements/


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £1,820 Year 1
International £14,000 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

International tuition fees for the following courses are £15,500:- Computer Games Technology Computer Game Applications Development Computer Arts Ethical Hacking Game Design & Production

Provider information

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Abertay University
Bell Street
Dundee
DD1 1HG


Course contact details

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