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

   Detailed course guide
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%

Employability

Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 57% are working
  • 19% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 55% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.

Salary

  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £16000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £16000

Jobs

These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
  • Childcare and related personal services
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Health professionals
  • Therapy professionals
  • Caring personal services
  • Natural and social science professionals
  • Teaching and educational professionals

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAABB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • HNC Please contact the Admissions Administrator to discuss further.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 27 points
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Additional information One science subject (Biology, Human Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics or Physics) at Higher / A-Level is required for entry to Psychology (Forensic Science) and Psychology with Human Health. Mathematics and English are required at least at GCSE grade C / Standard Grade 3 / National 5 or equivalent.

Year 2

  • A-Levels ABB
  • Advanced Highers BB plus AAABB at Higher
  • HNC Please contact the Admissions Administrator to discuss further.
  • Int. Baccalaureate 32 points (6 in Higher Level Biology for Forensic Science and with Human Health)
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction
  • Additional information To include Biology or Human Biology at A-Level / Advanced Higher for Psychology (Forensic Science) and Psychology with Human Health. Mathematics and English are required at least at GCSE grade B / Standard Grade 2 / National 5 or equivalent.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees for 2017 entry (by residency status)
Status* Scotland / EU** England / Northern Ireland / Wales International
Fee Paid by SAAS £9,250 £13,770

* 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.

Scholarships and bursaries

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