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The course

UCAS code
C8N2
Duration
Up to 4 years
Location
Edinburgh
Delivery type
Full-time

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Overview

The psychology component of the course (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 course 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.

Accreditation

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Detailed course information

Course content

Detailed course guide

Year 1

Courses introduce fundamental aspects of Psychology and develop the specific research and academic skills required for psychological research. Management in a Global Context and two optional courses introduce the areas of management and finance which are of interest to you. 

Semester 1

  • Introduction to Psychology 1
  • Research Methods & Analysis 1
  • Academic Skills in Psychology
  • Management in a Global Context

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Research Methods & Analysis 2
  • Business Management Option
  • Business Management Option

Year 2

Psychology courses cover social, cognitive, and developmental psychology, as well as individual differences and research methods. You will select two management courses which introduce the fundamentals of specialist business subjects such as marketing and human resource management.

Semester 1

  • Cognitive Psychology 1
  • Research Methods & Analysis 3
  • Human Development and Intelligence
  • Business Management option

Semester 2

  • Philosophy and History of Psychology
  • Research Methods & Analysis 4
  • Social Psychology
  • Business Management option

Year 3

Psychology courses cover social, cognitive, developmental, and biological psychology, as well as individual differences and research methods. You will also study two management courses with options covering Project Management, Employment Law, Marketing, Enterprise and other specialist areas. 

Semester 1

  • Cognition across the Lifespan
  • Research Methods & Analysis 5
  • Intelligence at Work
  • Business Management option

Semester 2

  • Psychobiology
  • Research Methods & Analysis 6
  • Social Cognition and Personality
  • Business Management option

Year 4

You will work closely with a staff member to devise and conduct a research project in experimental psychology over both semesters. You will also study Psychology of Education and Advanced Social Psychology. You will be offered four options with the choice of approved psychology options and additional specialist management options.

Semester 1

  • Research Project 1
  • Psychology of Education
  • Psychology option
  • Business Management option

Semester 2

  • Research Project 2
  • Advanced Social Psychology
  • Psychology option
  • Business Management option
Unistats course data

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAABB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Int. Baccalaureate 27 points
  • HNC Please contact the Admissions Administrator to discuss further.
  • Additional information Mathematics and English are required at least at GCSE grade C / Standard Grade 3 / National 5 or equivalent.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB plus AAABB at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction
  • Int. Baccalaureate 32 points
  • HNC Please contact the Admissions Administrator to discuss further.
  • Additional information Mathematics and English are required at least at GCSE grade B / Standard Grade 2 / National 5 or equivalent.

Additional information

  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

Fees

Tuition fees for 2019 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales*** International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £14,640

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries (not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales).

*** 'Rest of the UK' (RUK) students entering at Level 1 receive a fee waiver of one year's tuition fee. Normally this will be the final year, or a year during which students study abroad (either at a partnership institution, or at one of Heriot-Watt's overseas campuses).

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.