Psychology (PDA)

Dundee and Angus College


Gardyne Campus


Develop your knowledge and understanding of the historical development of Psychology and analyse theories related to specific topics. PDA learners will be expected to study up to 3 hours in college as well as self-directed study of 8 hours per week. Individual PDAs can be self-funded however, four PDAs (Psychology, Sociology, Politics and History) can be undertaken to achieve an overall HNC Social Sciences award over 2 years. Please see our HNC Social Sciences (Part Time Evening) for this option. HNC Social Sciences can allow entry to 1st or 2nd year of related undergraduate courses including: Social Sciences, Psychology and Counselling, Politics, History, International Relations, Criminology, Law and Sociology.

Entry Requirements

As this course is at SCQF Level 7 (first year undergraduate level) applicants are required to demonstrate an ability to work at this academic level. This can be through proven prior study, employment and workplace practice or through a diagnostic assessment undertaken at college prior to entry.

Progression Routes

Relevant HNC

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (evening)
Part time (weekend)

Course Length

16 weeks


Social Science

SCQF Level