University of the Highlands and Islands Psychology

By | 14th June 2017

University of the Highlands and Islands Psychology

Psychology BSc (Hons)

Are you fascinated by the science of the human mind? Do you wonder what leads us to behave in certain ways? If so, then our BSc (Hons) Psychology degree could be the path for you.

Choosing a psychology degree opens the door to a diverse range of topics, all of which are concerned with understanding behaviour and exploring the mind. You will explore such questions as: how do children think?; what leads us to take risks?; why does that aeroplane look very small?; why are we attracted to some people and repelled by others?; how can psychology help us to understand political and social issues?

You will not only learn how to ask research questions but importantly, you will develop the skills and understanding to know how to find the answers to these questions. You will complete a piece of independent but supported research, as your final year dissertation.

You will graduate with a rounded understanding of the key domains in psychology and with specific knowledge of specialist areas.  You will also have developed critical skills of analysis and evaluation, and be able to communicate effectively and solve problems efficiently.  All of these skills are in demand by employers across employment sectors.

We are currently seeking re-approval for the degree from the British Psychological Society (BPS). On approval, graduates who complete with at least second class honours will achieve the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC). This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Special features

  • The course offers you a wide range of modules, enabling you to tailor your study as your interests develop
  • One-week residentials provide opportunities to engage in fascinating exploration of topic areas with fellow students and staff as well as attend seminars delivered by research and applied psychologists
  • You can study online, full time or part time, to suit your personal circumstances
  • You can study individual modules for personal or professional development (CPD)

This course is currently only validated for delivery to students who reside in Scotland.

Entry requirements

  • 3 Scottish Highers at grade BBC or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade BC or above
  • These must include English or any literate subject plus at least a credit pass at Standard Grade, National 5, or Intermediate 2 Maths, or equivalent
  • Applicants without traditional entry qualifications but with appropriate experience may be considered for the course on an individual basis
  • You will be required to attend an interview at your enrolling college
  • Non-UK qualifications will be considered.  Please fill in the relevant application form (depending on whether you are an EEA or international applicant), providing the details of your qualifications.  Please enclose/attach a copy of relevant certificates and evidence of your English language skills. This will enable us to assess your eligibility for the course to which you are applying