Abertay University


Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. This BPS-accredited degree takes you on a journey to uncover the reasons behind human actions and interactions, digging deeper into the thoughts and feelings that trigger our behaviour.

How do we learn and remember? What do our actions and interactions tell us about our behaviour? How do we communicate verbally and non-verbally? Satisfy your inquisitive mind and find answers to these questions and more during this fascinating psychology degree.

Psychology is both an experimental and observational science. This means you will observe and measure human behaviour, tackle literature research, and develop, test, and evaluate theories. This culminates in conducting your own supervised research project in your final year, which is one of the corner stones of your degree.

Entry Requirements

2023 entry requirements:
Standard entry: 4 Highers at ABBB including English or an English based subject plus English and Maths at National 5.

Widening access entry: 3 Highers at BBC including English or another English based subject at B plus English and Maths at National 5.

For entry to second year, you must have 3 Advanced Highers at AAB including one from English, Maths, Biology, Chemistry, History, Modern Studies or Physics.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years

SCQF Level