Psychology uses scientific methods to examine key themes in the relationship between mind and behaviour. Through psychological study, we can explore the influence biology has on behaviour; the way humans develop from early infancy to adulthood; and the way people perceive the world, think, solve problems and make decisions.
Heriot-Watt’s BSc Psychology degree is informed by the work and knowledge of research-active academics whose expertise in psychology covers three key areas: Work, society and environment; Lifespan health and wellbeing; Cognition, brain and behaviour.
During this degree you will study Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Individual Differences, Psychobiology, and Social Psychology. You will develop advanced skills in research, data gathering, data analysis, and report writing. You will also build your creativity, leadership, teamwork, communication, presentation, and problem-solving abilities. In Year 4 you will undertake your own research project.
2024 entry requirements
Standard entry: 4 Highers at AABB (two sittings) plus English and Maths at National 5
Widening access entry: 4 Highers at BBBC (two sittings) plus English and Maths at National 5.
For entry to year 2 you would require 2 Advanced Highers at BB plus 4 Highers at AABB, preferably including Psychology at A.
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