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BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management

Key information

UCAS code
Degree qualification
BSc (Hons)
4 years

This programme focuses on problems in the real world, considering how psychology can help us to address them. As a career-focused university, our BSc Psychology with Management degree materials are designed to provide you with practical skills that you can apply in professional roles. As well, this course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), providing the necessary accreditation if you are looking to become a professional psychologist. 

Heriot-Watt University enjoys an established reputation for teaching and research in both psychology and management, and both disciplines promote a high level of interdisciplinary research. 

The psychology component of the degree covers the discipline’s main areas including social psychology, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, biological psychology, individual different, and research methods, and emphasises their application to various employment-related contexts.  

The management component of the courses introduces, and allows specialism within, marketing, human resource management, finance, and management.  

At all stages of the programme, there will be opportunities to take optional courses, allowing you to tailor your studies to meet your own interests. The precise choice of courses at each stage will change over time, adapting to your interests and the research specialisms of academic staff. 

You’ll benefit from the industry relevance of the programme, which will set you up for life after graduation. Upon completion, you’ll have the relevant knowledge and skills to start a career in the fields of psychology or business management. 

Your student experience

Your learning will be informed by the expertise of our research-active academics whose work in the Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences covers three key areas: 

  • Cognition, brain, and behaviour 

  • Lifespan health and wellbeing 

  • Work, society, and environment 

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Course content

September intake - Edinburgh

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.

Mandatory September

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

Mandatory January

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

Optional January

  • Discovering Business

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The Heriot-Watt experience

Entry requirements

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

Standard entry requirements

Highers AABB (over two sittings)
A-Levels BBC - ABB
Int. Baccalaureate 29 points
BTEC DDM (Health and Social Sciences preferred)
HNC B in graded unit Social Sciences (Psychology, Research Methods/Statistics required modules)

• Please check that you meet our University-wide National 5/GCSE (or equivalent) English and Maths requirements.

Minimum entry requirements *

Highers BBBC
A-Levels BBC - ABB

* Minimum: under our Fair Access Policy, we will relax our standard entry requirements for some Scottish students depending on their circumstances. Our minimum requirements will apply if you:

• live in an area within the Scottish Index of Multiple Deprivation lowest 20% (SIMD20)
• or are care experienced.

We can also make exceptions for some Scottish students with grades above minimum but below standard. Read more about our Minimum and standard entry requirements.

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.


Work and study

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Potential career paths

  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
  • Therapy professionals

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