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Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between mind and behaviour. Our psychology degrees focus on problems in the real world and consider how psychology can help us to address them.

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Why study Psychology at Heriot-Watt?

Our Psychology degrees use scientific methods to explore themes, such as the influence of biology on behaviour; how we perceive, think and make decisions, and how we interact with each other.

BSc (Hons) Psychology and BSc (Hons) Psychology and Management qualify Honours students for registration with the British Psychological Society (BPS). Our Psychology degree can be combined with Economics or Marketing, allowing students to graduate with a deep understanding of both disciplines and the many impactful links between them.

Our Psychology graduates have a strong record of building careers in business, teaching, counselling and nursing.

The Heriot-Watt experience

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Why Heriot-Watt?

Ranking (Applied Psychology, National Student Survey 2021)

We are ranked 2nd in Scotland and 12th in the UK for Applied Psychology in the National Student Survey 2021.

Exchange programme

If you're studying at any of our UK campuses, you can transfer to Dubai or Malaysia for a semester, a year or longer through our Go Global programme. We also offer European and international study exchange destinations.

Psychology facilities

Our Edinburgh-based researchers benefit from refurbished research facilities, comprising three expertise-specific research spaces

Health and wellbeing

Student Wellbeing Services aim to provide a range of support, guidance, activities and advice to help students to be their best, and get the most from their university experience. From counselling to coaching we'll sure you are fully supported.

Psychology Student Society

The Psychology society is a student run community who host a mix of academic and social events for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Psychology students.

Edinburgh Campus facilities

At Heriot-Watt University, we offer a wide range of services to help you deal with all aspects of your life with us, whether these be academic, personal, technical, financial or just plain fun!

We are accredited by the following organisations

At Heriot-Watt University we develop degrees that are relevant for the world of work. We work with Professional bodies and Institutes to gain appropriate Accreditations and Professional Memberships for your industry. Find out below how this degree aligns to industry.

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

This programme is fully accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). Accreditation gives students a route to Society membership, which is an integral part of their development as psychologists, or as part of the wider psychological workforce.

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