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University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI)

Psychology

UCAS Code: C800

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C

Must include English or any literate subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Pass in Maths National 5/GCSE/Intermediate 2 Maths, or equivalent.

Scottish Higher

B,B,C

Must include English or any literate subject

UCAS Tariff

72-75

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Psychology

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 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.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,000
per year
England
£9,000
per year
EU
£1,820
per year
International
£12,800
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,000
per year
Scotland
£1,820
per year
Wales
£9,000
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

North Highland College UHI

Inverness College UHI

Shetland College UHI

Perth College UHI

Lews Castle College UHI

Moray College UHI

Orkney College UHI

Department:

Applied Life Studies

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

82%
med
Psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

100%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
90%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
80%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed

Resources and organisation

95%
Library resources
81%
IT resources
81%
Course specific equipment and facilities
81%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

After graduation


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Psychology

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£15k

£15k

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