Psychology (Sciences)

University of Aberdeen


Old Aberdeen Campus


First Year: The Concepts and Theory course includes lectures and workshops on: Biological Psychology; Lifespan Development; Animal Learning and Behaviour; Cognitive Psychology; Perceptual Psychology; Social Psychology. The Methods and Applications course includes lectures and practical classes on all aspects of research methodology and descriptive data analysis in psychological research.

Second Year: There are lectures on: Developmental Psychology; Behavioural Neuroscience; Language and Cognition; Organizational Psychology; Perception; Social Psychology; Clinical Psychology. The Methods and Applications course build on the research methodology gained in first year to examine more complex experimental designs and statistical methods.

Third and Fourth Year (Honours): At level 3, there are lectures, tutorials, and practicals on: Biological Psychology; Developmental Psychology; Human Memory and Language; Research Methodology; Perception; Psychological Assessment; Social Psychology.

At level 4, students carry out and report an empirical investigation. They also select six options, currently from the following list: Evolutionary Psychology; Human Neuropsychology; Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience; Abnormal Psychology; The Cognitive Neuroscience of Person Perception; Cognition and Learning; Neuropsychology of Visual Awareness; Perspectives on Social Attribution; Brain and Body; Human Factors.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at BBBB (by end of S5) including two maths and science subjects by end of S6 plus English, Maths and Chemistry or Physics at National 5. Those with Highers at BBB by end of S5 are encouraged to apply.

For second year entry you would require the above plus 3 Advanced Highers at ABB including two maths and science subjects at AB.

Widening access entry:
2 Highers at BB (by end of S5). Additional Highers/Advanced Highers in S6.

1 Foundation Apprenticeship is accepted in place of a non-essential Higher.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Life Sciences and Medicine



SCQF Level