Psychology Enrolment and Course Choices
Psychology Electives and Pre-Requisites:
Within the online prospectus (the main Heriot-Watt Website) we feature full course details of your Degree program. You will find the links below to this detailed PDF for each of the Business Management Programmes.
When you open the link; scroll to the bottom section of the PDF to locate the full course elective details, credits, which campus its available at and any prerequisites.
Am I eligible to register for a Psychology elective?
All Heriot-Watt Students are eligible to study Psychology electives, as long as the degree programme indicates space to choose electives. Check your programme details or ask your Degree Coordinator. Your programme will indicate the elective SCQF level appropriate for your year of study.
Do electives count towards my degree?
YES! Electives courses are worth 15 credits each. You need to attend classes, submit coursework, and sit exams, just as you would for any of your core degree courses. If attendance falls below 50%, your coursework marks will be invalid, which may result in you failing the course.
Failure to pass an elective course may result in being unable to progress to the next stage of your degree.
Where can I find detailed course information?
Course information documents can be found online via the links in the your Programm pages above.
When do I register for electives?
Register for your electives at the same time as you register for your core degree courses. Before you register, check that your electives choice does not create a timetable clash. You must not register for an elective if that creates any timetable clash with core degree programme courses.
How do I find the timetable?
Timetables for all university courses are available online at:
How many students are there in an elective class?
All Psycholgy electives are subject to an upper limit of 40 students. It is therefore crucial that you report to the first timetabled class in Week 1. Students who arrive to a course after it is fully subscribed may be asked to de-register.
Who do I contact if I have more questions?
Terry Lansdown (T.Lansdown@hw.ac.uk) Psychology electives co-ordinator.