Psychology (Hons) is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. This BPS-accredited degree at Abertay University takes you on a journey to uncover the reasons behind human actions and interactions, digging deeper into the thoughts and feelings that trigger our behaviour.
How do we learn and remember? What do our actions and interactions tell us about our behaviour? How do we communicate verbally and non-verbally? Satisfy your inquisitive mind and find answers to these questions and more during this fascinating psychology degree.
The discipline of psychology is continually evolving, with many exciting new developments occurring across a number of core areas (Developmental Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, and Biological Psychology). The use of neural imaging techniques is one significant advancement, which helps us to understand the links between brain and behaviour.
At Abertay, new developments in the field are readily incorporated into the core curriculum, with this programme offering a comprehensive selection of topics on human behaviour. The core areas follow the curriculum set out by the British Psychological Society.
A BPS-accredited psychology degree is crucial for becoming a chartered psychologist. This is essential if you're keen to practice in areas such as clinical, counselling, educational, forensics, health, occupational or sport psychology.
Psychology graduates gain a number of transferable skills, which are in high demand in the general graduate job market. These skills include numeracy, statistics and IT skills, communication and analytical thinking.
You only need to take one of these language tests:
Minimum required score:
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Minimum required score (Grade B2):
C1 Advanced is a Cambridge English Qualification. It reports on the Cambridge English Scale between 142 and 210. You will receive a separate score for each of the four skills (reading, writing, listening and speaking) and for Use of English. These five scores are averaged to give you an overall result for the exam. Universities and colleges may ask you to achieve a specific score, either overall or for a particular skill.
Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.
All applicants must have passes in English and Maths in one of the following - National 5 grade C and GCSE grade C/4.
Below are the literate subjects we accept for entry on this course:
English, Welsh and Northern Irish Students: 9,250 GBP
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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