Psychology is the science of behaviour and the mind.
At Heriot-Watt we start by identifying a problem that people face in the world and then ask ourselves: how can we find a psychological solution to this problem?
Understanding individual differences in the ways in which we think and behave provide other important considerations. All of these approaches to the science of mind and behaviour enable theories to be developed and tested within psychology.
Undergraduate and Postgraduate Study
To study Psychology at Heriot-Watt University is to join a passionate community of researchers and students. At undergraduate level, we teach BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Management, both of which qualify Honours students for graduate registration with the British Psychological Society (BPS). At Postgraduate level, we teach a suite of MSc degrees in Business Psychology, which are the most established of their kind in Europe.
Our Psychology research is grouped under three main themes:
- Cognition, Brain and Behaviour
- Lifespan Health and Wellbeing
- Work, Society and Environment
Psychology Research and Teaching Team
Read more about Heriot-Watt University's Psychology Research and Teaching Team.