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 childeren think?; what leads us to take risks?; why does that airplane 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 piece of 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.
The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). 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.
This course is currently only validated for delivery to students who reside in Scotland.
Access to Higher Education
Core subjects are:
You must also choose three option modules which may include:
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215|
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term-time address in Scotland studying this course full-time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£8,000 p.a.|
|Year 1||CertHE||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£9,000 p.a.|
**4th year free only for students studying full-time who have paid for the previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,340 (2016-17).
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,500 (2016-17).
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
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Psychology is such a broad subject and there are so many avenues you can pursue. Once I had narrowed my interest to developmental psychology I chose modules to reflect this, including autism. I gained a solid knowledge base which ultimately led me to my current job, which I was offered at the end of my final year.
Laura Harvey graduated in 2015 from the BSc (Hons) Psychology in 2015 at our Inverness College UHI campus and now leads a team of support workers as an autism practitioner for Scottish Autism.
Online learning gave me control of when and how I studied, and allowed me to comfortably fit a job around my learning as well. The fantastic thing about a psychology degree is you can take it almost anywhere – business, marketing, the arts, further academia – the options are limitless.
Josie Maltinsky Gaitens graduated in 2015 from the BSc (Hons) Psychology at our Inverness College UHI campus. Because of the flexibility of the online course delivery Josie was able to live and work in Glasgow while studying.
Currently I work as a mental health social care worker at Annsbrae, and my psychology studies has helped me to understand the challenges of mental health. I hope to continue my career in mental health and progress within the social care mental health field.
Paula Grubska graduated from BSc (Hons) Psychology in 2015 at our Shetland College UHI campus.
International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.