The focus is on important societal problems, such as detection of criminals and improvement of health outcomes, so our degree is relevant to real-life issues. We cover topics as diverse as brain functioning, development and social behaviour, ensuring you develop a deep knowledge and understanding of mind and behaviour.
Semesters 1-2 will include an introduction to Psychology as the scientific study of mind and behaviour.
In Semesters 3 and 4, the taught modules are designed to emphasise the links between different parts of the subject. A module on The Social Mind explores the psychology of human and non-human communication; a module on the Brain and Behaviour – Clinical Perspectives explores abnormal psychology from the perspectives of Neuroscience and Clinical Psychology. Also included in Semesters 3 and 4 is an introduction to Psychological Research Methods. In Semesters 5-8, you’ll take advanced modules in all of the core areas.
Your final year will focus on an individual research project and you’ll be doing cutting edge research, supervised by an academic mentor. You can choose from a wide variety of topics that interest you and build your employability skills for the job market. There’re also opportunities for placements with prospective employers, and for engaging in student-led teaching.
2024 entry requirements:
4 Highers at AABB (first sitting) or 5 Highers at AABBB (two sittings).
For entry to the three year Honours degree, you will require 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including a relevant subject.