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Key information

Level
Undergraduate
Delivery type
Full Time
Degree qualification
BSc (Hons)
Mode of delivery
On-Campus
Duration
4 years
Location
Dubai
Start date
September, January

The Psychology BSc (Hons) is suitable for students with a science or commerce background who are interested in the systematic study of cognition, mind and behaviour. Students may wish to take this knowledge into a career in industry or complete further training to become a professional psychologist.

Why study Psychology at Heriot-Watt University's Dubai Campus?

  • Heriot-Watt psychology programmes have been ranked as one of the leading programmes in the UK.
  • Heriot-Watt takes an applied focus, going beyond textbook and theory to explore real-world uses of psychology.
  • Psychology graduates have sought after transferable skills in writing, research and critical evaluation.
  • Honours graduates have career opportunities in psychology and business professions and are eligible for a broad range of postgraduate training programmes internationally that are relevant to psychology.

January entry

January intake is applicable for Year 1 students only.

Your student experience

This programme includes courses in psychological science, both theoretical and research based. In years 1-3 this is complemented by a small number of electives taken from the management programmes to broaden the learning experience. The curriculum is based on that recommended by the British Psychological Society.

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With Go Global, Heriot-Watt's global student programme, you can carry your studies to new places and experience new cultures, expanding your horizons on the way. You'll discover what it means to be a true global citizen and emerge prepared for wherever your career journey will take you.

Inter-Campus Transfer: Malaysia

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Inter-Campus Transfer: United Kingdom

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Course content

September intake - Dubai

Students are introduced to psychology from a range of perspectives and begin their studies in research methods, which will continue throughout the degree. Students are also introduced to the specific academic skills required to study and think about psychological contexts.

Mandatory September

  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Research Methods and Analysis 1
  • Academic Skills in Psychology

Optional September

  • Management in a Global Context

Mandatory January

  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Research Methods and Analysis 2
  • Becoming a Professional

Optional January

  • Discovering Business

January intake - Dubai

Students are introduced to psychology from a range of perspectives and begin their studies in research methods, which will continue throughout the degree. Students are also introduced to the specific academic skills required to study and think about psychological contexts.

Mandatory January

  • Becoming a Professional
  • Research Methods and Analysis 2
  • Introduction to Psychology 2

Mandatory May

  • Research Methods and Analysis 1
  • Academic Skills in Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychology 1

Optional January

  • Discovering Business

Optional May

  • Management in a Global Context

Fees and funding

AED 76,045 per year

  • All tuition fees inclusive of VAT.

Entry requirements

We have standard entry requirements for all of our courses that you will have to meet.

Our normal entry criteria are listed below. However, please note that the final decision remains at the discretion of the course director after evaluating scores of individual relevant subjects.

Students who are eligible to be admitted directly into second year can choose to join the first year, where available. Similarly, students who are eligible to be admitted into the Advanced DEP programme can choose to join the DEP programme instead.

  • GCE A-Level - CCD (or BBBB at AS Level)  
  • CBSE/Other Indian Boards – 70% 
  • American High School Diploma/SABIS - 70% + SAT I – 1000 (500 English + 500 Math) 
  • Tawjihiyya - 80% or Elite/Advance - 75% + EmSAT (English 1400 and Math 700) 
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme - 24 points (3 HL and 3 SL) 
  • BTEC Level 3 Ext Diploma - MMM 
  • African WAEC/NECO/WASSCE - B2  
  • FBISE or grade 12 equivalent - 75% 
  • Russian/Kazakhstan (Attestat) - Grades of 5 in every subject + IELTS 6.0  
  • French Baccalaureate - 13/20 + IELTS 6.0 
  • Lebanese Baccalaureate - 80% or 13/20 + IELTS 6.0  
  • Foundation year -Successful completion of HWU Entry Programme (Management/Psychology) with CCCC.
  • Compulsory subjects to include English.

To find out more about the specific entry requirements for your country, please refer to our International Entry Requirements.

To find out about the entry requirements for this programme, please send an email to dubaienquiries@hw.ac.uk

Why Heriot-Watt

We're the top university in Scotland for graduate outcomes which means that more of our graduates are employed or in postgraduate education than any other institution in the country and we ranked 5th in the UK.

We're also rated number one in the UK for CEO or MD roles, meaning more of our graduates go on to become CEOs or MDs than any other university in the whole of the UK. On top of that, we have beautiful campuses, across the globe, so you'll get a truly international education. Our Edinburgh Campus is home to Oriam, Scotland's National Sports Performance Centre combined with plenty of wellbeing resources, prioritising fitness and mental health for all students. Our Global Research Institutes look at solving real world issues such as climate change and saving our oceans as well as working on the next medical technological breakthrough and the future of AI and robots.

Employability

Honours graduates have a wide range of career opportunities in both psychology and business professions and are eligible for a broad range of postgraduate training programmes relevant to psychology internationally. Heriot-Watt Psychology has a highly active extra-curricular psychology programme to enhance students experience and involvement in the field. Graduates of this Honours programme (4 years) will be well prepared for many areas of employment, including business management, human resource management, 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 postgraduate training at Heriot-Watt and at other UK institutions or internationally implement and maintain secure infrastructures.

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