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Politics and Psychology (Hons), MA

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
In this Politics and Psychology (Hons) course from University of Dundee you will learn about the very diverse range of topics that together form the subject of psychology.


Politics confronts the big issues that affect societies the world over. You’ll get an overview of the British political system as well as examining some of the most complex problems faced by humanity and the ideas that underpin them. You can study from optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and on human rights and humanitarian intervention.

Our current teaching includes optional modules on Russian, Irish, and Middle Eastern politics, nations and nationalism, political theories, and on human rights and humanitarian intervention. Topics such as illegal drugs, gender and sexuality, environmental sustainability, and surveillance are also covered.

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Topics we cover include how babies learn, the way in which people's mental skills change as they grow older, various personalities, and how social group dynamics work. You will also study different psychological disorders.

Teaching & Assessment

The teaching is delivered in the form of:

  • lectures
  • workshops
  • tutorials with debates and discussions about various topics in psychology
  • practical classes during which you design, carry out and analyse experiments


The Psychology degree in Dundee is very versatile, and on completion of the degree, you will have a set of skills that make you very attractive to a wide range of employers, including problem-solving, critical and analytical thinking skills, data analysis and statistical skills, presentation and communication skills. 

These skills are very attractive to employers, both in the private and public sectors. Students from Dundee go on to have careers both within and outside psychology. Within psychology, they often get jobs in education, research, counselling, clinical and organisational psychology. Outside psychology, there is a wide range of careers including in human resources, marketing, recruitment, management jobs and data analysis.


Accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introductory Psychology
  • Understanding the Mind 
  • Individual Development 
  • Cognition 
  • Biological Psychology
  • Social Psychology 
  • Individual Differences and Abnormal Psychology 
  • Psychology of Language
  • Developmental Psychology

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher.
  • GCE A-Level: BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level. 
  • BTEC: A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 30 points

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • EU/EEA

    1820 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1820 GBP per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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