What is special about this course?
Higher Psychology is part of the NC Social Science Level 6 Course, and can be studied along with Higher Sociology and Higher Politics. It can also be studied alongside Higher Care and Higher Childcare and Development.
Higher Psychology develops your understanding of psychology as the scientified study of the mind and behaviour. Topics studied include sleep, dreams and disorders, memory, conformity and obedience, and prejudice.
Psychology is a research-based subject, and provides the opportunity to conduct practical research. This includes working with human participants in accordance with ethical standards.
You will gain:
- Knowledge and understanding of psychological concepts, theories, approaches and terminology;
- The ability to use thinking skills when analysing, evaluating and applying knowledge and understanding the role of research evidence in explaining human behaviour;
- Research skills to select, organise, interpret and evaluate information;
- The ability to plan and carry out psychological research, using appropriate methods and according to ethical and scientific standard communication and numeracy skills used in psychology,
It forms part of the NC Social Science, and if you are interested in gaining a National Certificate in Social Science along with Higher Psychology, please see the entry for NC Social Science.
While entry is at the discretion of the college, candidates will normally be expected to have the following or equivalent:
- One National 5 pass in English, Psychology or a suitable alternative.
How will I study my course?
- Full Time
- Part Time
Face to face
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Inverness Campus
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
Bursary or EMA (Educational Maintenance Allowance) if studying full time along with other subjects
What can I do on completion of my course?
Higher Psychology provides suitable preparation for entry to higher education courses in psychology or further study in other academic and vocational subjects. Examples are sciences or Social Science at HNC or degree level. The varied skills, knowledge and discipline offer students preparation for careers in research, teaching, chartered psychology (forensic, clinical, educational, occupational) or other employment.
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