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Psychology (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) Musselburgh, United Kingdom
With the BSc Psychology (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University you’ll learn to use scientific methods and evidence to understand, measure and modify behaviour. It’s an incredibly diverse field, and you will enjoy a broad introduction to six core areas of psychology, including cognitive, developmental and social psychology.
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Overview

This BSc Psychology (Hons) at the Queen Margaret University covers a wide variety of material, including classic and contemporary psychology theory, methods and practice, as well as the option to study another subject area up to Year Two. Later years include extensive focus on the cores areas required by the British Psychological Society (BPS).

The course will enable you to develop and refine a high level of psychological literacy, including critical thinking and writing, excellence in research skills and ethical practice, all of which are transferable into a number of graduate careers. Successful completion of credits up to and including a fourth year Honours classification of 50% (2:2) and above confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Status (GBC) with the BPS. This allows graduates to undertake further training as a chartered psychologist.

In Year One, you will be introduced to classic and contemporary theory and research in psychology, and will be asked to begin reflection on the historical dimensions of the discipline as a whole. You will be given the opportunity to study either sociology or physiology and pharmacology. In Year Two, you will move towards evaluation of the core domains of social, developmental, individual, cognitive and biological psychology through a variety of teaching and learning methods, including group work, skills practice, and problem-based learning. You will been encouraged to participate in and reflect on current research taking place in the Division of Psychology and Sociology. You will also study your other chosen subject for the first semester of Year Two.

Why QMU?

  • The course will equip you with the transferable skills that top employers are actively looking for in their graduates.
  • You’ll learn the valuable skills needed to think critically and scientifically in a psychological way, including opportunities to engage in research.
  • Enhance your broad psychological knowledge by specialising in your choice of dissertation topic choice and elective modules.
  • Our class sizes are smaller compared with some universities, so you have closer and more personal support and guidance from our staff.

Careers

From sports to sales, research to nursing, media to marketing, our graduates have used their psychology skills to forge a huge variety of careers. You can also go on to develop your expertise via postgraduate study.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3/4 years

  • Credits
    480 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Social and Developmental Psychology
  • Data Analysis
  • Psychological Literacy
  • Biological and Cognitive Psychology Enquiries in Psychology
  • Psychology: Practical Investigation
  • Psychological Citizenship
  • Individual and Historical Perspectives in Psychology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Scottish Higher: BBCCC
  • A Level: BBC
  • Irish Leaving Certificate: H3 H3 H3 H3 H3
  • International Baccalaureate: 30 points
  • Required Subjects: Maths and Eng at S/ Int2/N5/GCSE level
  • Mature/Access: Access to Humanities/ Arts/ Social Sciences.  We welcome applications from mature students with relevant qualifications and /or experience.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14500 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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RUK FT fees: 9,250 GBP

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