Psychology with Management

Heriot-Watt University


Edinburgh Campus


The psychology component of the course (75% of the curriculum) covers the discipline’s main areas, namely social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, individual differences, and research methods, and emphasises their application to various employment-related contexts. The management component (25%) of the course introduces (and allows specialism within) marketing, human resource management, finance, and management.

Year 1:
Courses introduce fundamental aspects of Psychology and develop the specific research and academic skills required for psychological research. Management in a Global Context and two optional courses introduce the areas of management and finance which are of interest to you.

Year 2:
Psychology courses cover social, cognitive, and developmental psychology, as well as individual differences and research methods. You will select two management courses which introduce the fundamentals of specialist business subjects such as marketing and human resource management.

Year 3:
Psychology courses cover social, cognitive, developmental, and biological psychology, as well as individual differences and research methods. You will also study two management courses with options covering Project Management, Employment Law, Marketing, Enterprise and other specialist areas.

Year 4:
You will work closely with a staff member to devise and conduct a research project in experimental psychology over both semesters. You will also study Psychology of Education and Advanced Social Psychology. You will be offered four options with the choice of approved psychology options and additional specialist management options.

Entry Requirements

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 5 Highers at AABB, preferably including Psychology at A.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


School of Social Sciences



SCQF Level