MA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) in Psychology

University of Dundee

Program Description

MA (Hons) / BSc (Hons) in Psychology

University of Dundee

You will learn about the very diverse range of topics that together form the subject of psychology.

Amongst others, you will learn about how babies learn, what happens to people’s mental skills when they get old, how people’s personalities differ, how social group dynamics work, how we remember, see and hear things and how we talk to each other, and about different psychological disorders.

You will be taught by international experts about the latest developments in each of these areas. Your understanding of these psychological aspects of human nature will be supported by learning how to think critically, how to solve problems, analyze data, write clearly and effectively, and be a confident communicator of science; these are skills that are highly valued by employers. You will learn about the scientific method, eventually planning and implementing and analyzing your own research project.

In contrast to degrees in England, our Psychology degree is four years, meaning that you will learn about a wider breadth of topics in your first two years. The degree will also give you the opportunity to do apprenticeships and study abroad, giving you the flexibility to personalise your study experience.

Our Psychology Community

Psychology in Dundee is small and friendly, with a supportive environment, a strong student society, and lots of interaction between staff and students. From day one, you will be assigned a mentor from the final year students to help guide you through the degree and a personal academic tutor to answer your questions and help you make good study choices. You will be taught primarily by expert researchers and skilled teachers, not by postgraduate students. Teaching at Dundee is not just a professor talking at students: in a traditional lecture setting, we work to engage you in our teaching – incorporating activities, questions, and discussions. In addition, you will take part in hands-on practical exercises in workshop settings, and small group discussions. You can also join our Psychology Society (DUPS), which organizes both social events, such as the annual Psychology Ball, and academic events, including presentations about job interviews and CV writing. Support from both staff and current students will help you make feel at home in Dundee.

Accreditation

The MA/BSc in Psychology is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), meaning that if you receive a 2.1 degree or higher, you will receive Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society, which is required to go on to pursue a career or further study in psychology.

Students rate the Psychology degree in Dundee very highly, as indicated by the consistent high rankings in the National Student Survey (NSS). We were also recently awarded a GOLD award for our teaching in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF 2017).

You will benefit from our ability to explain complex concepts in an accessible way, our enthusiasm for psychology, the stimulating nature of the degree, the support we provide during your study, and our excellent library and computing facilities.

Joint degrees and other awards

  • MA (Hons) Business Economics with Marketing and Psychology
  • MA (Hons) English and Psychology
  • MA (Hons) European Studies and Psychology
  • MA (Hons) Geography and Psychology
  • MA (Hons) History and Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Mathematics and Psychology
  • MA (Hons) Philosophy and Psychology
  • MA (Hons) Politics and Psychology
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology
  • MA (Hons) Psychology with French
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with French
  • MA (Hons) Psychology with German
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with German
  • MA (Hons) Psychology with Spanish
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Spanish

Entry Requirements

The following are the minimum, up-to-date entry requirements.

Courses starting 2018 Qualification Level 1 Entry Advanced Entry to Level 2
SQA Higher/Advanced Higher BBBB (minimum) - AABB (typical) at Higher.
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects. BSc applicants who wish to choose modules from the School of Life Sciences in Level 1 must ensure that they also satisfy those entry requirements.
AB at Advanced Higher including psychology, plus BB at Higher in different subjects
GCE A-Level BCC (minimum) - BBB (typical) at A-Level.
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects. BSc applicants who wish to choose modules from the School of Life Sciences in Level 1 must ensure that they also satisfy those entry requirements.
ABB at A-Level including psychology
Irish Leaving Certificate (ILC) H2H2H3H3 at Higher.
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects. BSc applicants who wish to choose modules from the School of Life Sciences in Level 1 must ensure that they also satisfy those entry requirements.
Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma 30 points at Higher Level grades 5, 5, 5.
A combination of IB Certificate plus other qualifications, such as A-Levels, Advanced Placement Tests or the International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP), will also be considered.
Please check essential subjects required for other Joint Honours subjects. BSc applicants who wish to choose modules from the School of Life Sciences in Level 1 must ensure that they also satisfy those entry requirements.
34 points at Higher Level grades 6, 6, 5, to include psychology
Graduate Entry
BTEC A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM A relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDD
SQA Higher National (HNC/HND) A relevant HNC with grade B in the Graded Unit A relevant HND with grade BB in the Graded Units with appropriate Psychology Units
Scottish Baccalaureate Pass with CC at Advanced Higher Pass with BB at Advanced Higher in Psychology and another subject
SWAP Access Relevant subjects with ABB grades to include English Literature/Language at SCQF Level 6 and Communication 4 plus Literature 1 Level 2 entry is not possible with this qualification
Advanced Diploma Grade B with ASL-A Level at B Grade A with ASL-A Level at B
Welsh Baccalaureate Pass with A Levels at BB Pass with A Levels at AA
European Baccalaureate 70% overall 75% overall

English Language Requirement

For non-EU students

IELTS Overall 6.0
Listening 5.5
Reading 5.5
Writing 6.0
Speaking

5.5

Careers

The MA/BSc degree in Psychology provides you with a Graduate Basis for Chartered membership with the British Psychological Society. This is an essential requirement for pursuing a career in any of the professional arms of psychology in the UK (including Sport, Forensic, Health, Educational, Therapy, Counselling and Clinical Psychology). It is also a requirement for most psychological research opportunities (e.g., research assistant posts, or PhD research). The Psychology degree in Dundee is very versatile, and on completion of the degree, you will have a set of skills that make you very attractive to a wide range of employers, including problem-solving, critical and analytical thinking skills, data analysis and statistical skills, presentation and communication skills. These skills are very attractive to employers, both in the private and public sectors. Students from Dundee go on to have careers both within and outside psychology. Within psychology, they often get jobs in education, research, counselling, clinical and organisational psychology. Outside psychology, there is a wide range of careers including in human resources, marketing, recruitment, management jobs and data analysis.

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  • English


Last updated April 3, 2018
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
Duration
Duration
4 years
Full time
Price
Price
1,820 GBP
per year of study, Scottish and EU students. Rest of UK students £9,250 per year, for a maximum of 3 years, even if you are studying a four year degree. Overseas students (non-EU) £16,450 per year of study.
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United Kingdom - Dundee, Scotland
Start date : Sept. 2018
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