University Of Glasgow Psychology

By | 6th June 2017

University Of Glasgow Psychology

PSYCHOLOGY BSc/MA/MA(SocSci)

PSYCHOLOGY

Psychology is the scientific study of people: how they think, act, react and interact. It is concerned with all aspects of behaviour (normal and abnormal) and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying such behaviour.

Psychology at Glasgow is ranked 4th in the UK (Guardian University Guide 2017).

PROGRAMME STRUCTURE

YEARS 1 AND 2

You will study the way the brain controls behaviour and thought, the role of modern imaging techniques in studying the brain and the psychology of how groups interact. You will learn about the main areas of psychology: developmental, social, cognitive, brain and behaviour, experimental design and statistics, abnormal, perception and visual cognition, individual differences and applied psychology.

You will also study other non-Psychology subjects in years 1 and 2: see Flexible degrees.

YEARS 3 AND 4

If you meet the requirements for progression to Honours (years 3 and 4) you will take courses in cognition, human development, perception and visual cognition, individual differences, professional skills (employability), social psychology, statistics and physiological psychology.

If you are a single Honours student you will choose from a large number of options ranging from brain imaging techniques to the application of psychology to forensics, therapeutic interventions and educational settings. You will also complete a major piece of research. This research may be lab-based (e.g. using one of our eyetrackers or specialised computer software) or carried out in applied settings e.g. schools.

University Of Glasgow Psychology

OUR INTERNATIONAL LINKS

You will have the opportunity to apply to study abroad. There are currently two options available: the Erasmus+ Programme and the International Exchange Programme. Honours students can also apply for course-related summer work placements in Europe. See Study abroad for more information.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Academic entry requirements
for entry in 2017

BSc (Hons), MA (Hons), MA (SocSci) (Hons)

A-LEVELS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: AAA.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: ABB.
  • Other mandatory requirementsALL applicants must have A-level OR AS level OR GCSE Mathematics at B or above. BSc: Two A-level subjects from Mathematics, Psychology or other science subjects (or Mathematics plus one science subject). MA Arts: Two A-level arts, humanities or language subjects. MA SocSci: Two A-level arts, humanities or language subjects.

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HIGHERS

  • Standard academic entry requirements: S5 Entry Requirement = AAAAA or AAAABB.
  • Minimum academic entry requirements: S5 minimum requirement = AAABB. Applicants who achieve AAAAB, AAAA, or AAABB in S5 WILL receive a conditional offer based on achieving a minimum of two Advanced Highers both at grade B or above in S6. In cases where applicants attend a school which does not offer relevant Advanced Highers, alternative offers will be considered which require a minimum of three additional Highers.
  • Other mandatory requirementsALL applicants must have Higher OR National 5 OR Intermediate 2 Mathematics at B or above. BSc: Must include two Higher science subjects (or Mathematics plus one science subject) at grades A/B or B/A. MA Arts: Higher English AND either a Higher humanities OR language subject at grades A/B or B/A. MA SocSci: Higher English AND either a Higher humanities OR language subject at grades A/B or B/A.

We adjust these entry requirements for eligible applicants, from AABBB at S5/S6, based upon completion of a pre-entry programme.  For pre-entry programme eligibility and adjusted grade requirements, see Access Glasgow.

University Of Glasgow Psychology

INTERNATIONAL BACCALAUREATE

  • Standard academic entry requirements: 38 points.
  • Minimum academic entry requirement: 36 points.
  • Other mandatory requirementsALL applicants must have a minimum of SL4 in Mathematics. Mathematics Studies is NOT accepted where Mathematics is required. BSc: Three HL subjects at 6,6,6 preferably including two science subjects (or Mathematics plus one science subject) at HL6. SL6 may be considered for ONE of the science subjects. MA Arts: Three HL subjects at 6,6,6 including English AND one other arts, humanities OR language subject. While HL6 is preferred for all required subjects, SL6 may be considered for ONE of the required subjects. MA SocSci: Three HL subjects at 6,6,6 including English AND a humanities subject. While HL6 is preferred for all required subjects, SL6 may be considered for ONE of the required subjects.