Psychology with Management BSc (Hons)
The psychology component of the programme (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 programme introduces (and allows specialism within) marketing, human resource management, finance, and management. Teaching is mainly via lectures, but large numbers of tutorials mean that staff and students know one another well. Assessment features a mixture of coursework and examination.
Courses introduce psychology from a range of different perspectives, with emphasis on application to the ‘real world’, psychological disorders, and how to actually carry out psychological research. Additional courses support the development of study skills and computing abilities. Three management courses provide an introduction to topics in both management and finance.
Psychology courses cover social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, intelligence, and research methods. Students also select two management courses from several alternatives.
Third Year Psychology courses cover social cognition, personality, lifespan development, and biological psychology. There is particular emphasis on applied psychology, including human relationships, system design and causation of disasters, and health psychology. Students also study three management courses chosen from a selection.
Fourth Year continues the applied psychology focus as well as students undertaking a major individual project. This will involve research design, data collection and analysis and a chance to learn in depth about a topic of students own choosing. Students also take two modules from the school of management but they do not undertake a management project.
Graduates will be well-prepared for many areas of employment including business management, human resources, marketing and market research, teaching, counselling and coaching. Students wishing to continue into licensed psychology professions (such as clinical, forensic, health or educational psychology) will be eligible for the relevant post graduate training at HW, other UK Institutions or Internationally following completion of the Hons (4th) year..
First year entry
- GCE A-Level CCC or equivalent
- CBSE 60% or above in grade 12 examinations.
- American High School Diploma Pass plus SATs with an overall score of 1400.
- International Baccalaureate 24 points.
- UAE Tawjihiyya 80% overall grade.
- Foundation year Successful completion of Heriot-Watt Degree Entry Programme in any area. Equivalent standard foundation programmes from other institutions will also be considered in combination with SAT scores and high school qualifications.
Second year entry
- GCE A Levels BBB in relevant subjects
- International Baccalaureate 27 points.
- CBSE Overall 85%+ (in relevant subjects)
- Students achieving high overall grades at equivalent Grade 12 qualifications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
- Students who have completed Year 1 of any accredited university programme in Management or Psychology (including the BA Management & Psychology programme at Heriot-Watt) are eligible to transfer into Year 2 of this programme. Please ask about our new ‘Psychology Scholars Award’ for students applying with previous knowledge.
- The final decision lies with the Programme Director for students applying for an advanced year entry as all aspects of an application need to be reviewed.
English language requirements
Where English was not the medium of instruction at secondary school, applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency equivalent to IELTS 6.0, TOEFL 550 (paper-based exam); 213 (computer-based exam); 80 (internet-based exam).