You will receive a general introduction to psychology, covering biological, social and developmental psychology, the psychology of memory and perception, individual differences and language and thinking. You will also learn about research methods and statistics, and you will have a practical introduction to laboratory-based psychology research. the opportunity to practice some ‘real world’ psychology.
You will continue to study the core areas of psychology, along with neuropsychology, abnormal, and historical psychology, and you will develop your research skills by practising statistics further, running practical experiments and learning to write scientific psychology reports.
You will take an advanced tutorial course to help you critically analyse psychology research papers. You will choose advanced courses in the core areas required for British Psychology Society accreditation (social, developmental, biological, cognitive and differential psychology) and carry out a literature review and a group research project in one of these core areas.
Most students can choose from a range of specialised, research-led options. These include Clinical Neuropsychology, Human Cognitive Abilities, Memory, Ageing and the Brain, Causes and Consequences of Personality, Children with Language Impairments and many others.
2023 entry requirements
4 Highers at AAAA (minimum) but typically 5 Highers at AAAAA (by end of S5 preferred) including Maths plus English at National 5.
Widening access entry:
4 Highers at ABBB (by end of S6) including Maths plus English at National 5. Highers at BBB must be achieved in one sitting S4-S6.
Degree programmes are accredited by the British Psychological Society. (BPS)
College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Philosophy, Psychology and Language Sciences