The course

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

Contact

Overview

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.

Accreditation

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

Course content

Year 1

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 business management and finance.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Introduction to Psychology 2
  • Research Methods & Analysis 2
  • Enterprise and its Business Environment
  • Introduction to Finance

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 29%
  • Independent study: 71%

Assessment

  • Written: 39%
  • Practical: 23%
  • Coursework: 38%
Year 2

Psychology courses cover social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, intelligence, and research methods. Students also select two business management courses from a list of options.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Cognitive Psychology 2
  • Research Methods & Analysis 4
  • Social Psychology
  • Business Management option

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 26%
  • Independent study: 74%

Assessment

  • Written: 56%
  • Practical: 6%
  • Coursework: 38%
Year 3

Psychology courses cover social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, individual differences, and research methods. Students also select three business management courses from a list of options.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

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

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 25%
  • Independent study: 75%

Assessment

  • Written: 48%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 52%
Year 4

Students work closely with a staff member in devising and conducting a research project at the interface of psychology and management. They also select four other psychology courses and two business management courses from a list of options.

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Research Project 2
  • Psychology option
  • Psychology option
  • Business Management option

Learning and teaching

  • Scheduled learning: 19%
  • Independent study: 81%

Assessment

  • Written: 48%
  • Practical: 0%
  • Coursework: 52%

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