Taught course

Psychology

Institution
Abertay University · School of Social and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MScPGDip

Entry requirements

Applicants should hold at least a lower Second class Honours degree or equivalent in any science, social science, or humanities subject. * Interview required

Months of entry

September

Course content

- Applied emphasis, focusing on a variety of areas where knowledge of psychological theory and findings are a distinct advantage
- Flexibility in the second semester for students to choose modules that best fit with their individual interests and career aspirations
- Opportunity to be taught by, and work closely with, active researchers. Access to our psychology research laboratories and teaching labs, described as 'exemplary' in our most recent independent subject review
- Professionally accredited by the British Psychological Society, conferring eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC)

The MSc Psychology is designed to introduce graduates of other disciplines to the fascinating field of psychology. Students will be provided with the opportunity to study those topics which will confer eligibility for Graduate Basis of Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS) as long as a minimum level of performance is achieved. Psychology is a rewarding and valuable area of study. As a student of psychology one gains a scientific understanding of mind, brain, behaviour, experience, and of the complex interactions between these. The programme provides training in the scientific method and the history and philosophy of science to students. Psychology applies a rigorous scientific methodology to biological, linguistic, philosophical, socio-cultural, and anthropological topics. It is thus an inherently multidisciplinary subject.

Information for international students

All applicants are required to provide certified proof of competence in English Language. The University's minimum requirements are IELTS 6.0 (with no band lower than 5.5); or a suitable equivalent qualification.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
9 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Vera Kempe
Email
psychology@abertay.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)1382 308 586