Psychology with Development and Education

Abertay University


Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. This BPS-accredited Psychology with Development and Education degree helps you learn how children and adolescents develop, learn, reason, and socialise, as well as exploring atypical development including neurodivergence.

The first two years of this degree are designed to help you dig deep into the science of psychology, learning the way humans think, feel and behave. In years three and four, you take more advanced options related to your specialist pathway, covering development and education in more depth.

The university's academic experts will give you a deep understanding of developmental and educational psychology, including:
Education and learning; A child’s place in society; How children interact with technology; How children develop.

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

2025 entry requirements

Standard entry: 4 Highers at BBBB including English or an English based subject plus English and Maths at National 5 (Applications of Maths at B accepted).

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

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


School of Applied Sciences


Psychology and Forensic Sciences

SCQF Level