Bachelor's degree

In Aberdeen

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  • Type

    Bachelor's degree

  • Location

    Aberdeen (Scotland)

  • Duration

    4 Years



Start date

Aberdeen (Aberdeen City)
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William Guild Building, King'S College, AB24 2UB

Start date

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About this course

First year entry Scottish Highers BBBB or Advanced Highers CCC or A Levels CCC, including at least two Mathematics/Science/Technology subjects. Advanced Entry Advanced Highers ABB or A Levels ABB, including Psychology at A.

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Course programme

Programme Structure & Content

Courses are available from first to fourth year. There is a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Honours degree and a Designated degree in Psychology. Application for entry to Honours occurs at the end of second year, and is based on academic performance achieved during second year.

First Year

There are lectures on:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology (human development from infancy to old age)
  • Health Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Perceptual Psychology
  • Social Psychology

Two other subjects are studied, one of which is science-based.

Second Year

There are lectures on:

  • Ageing & Individual Differences
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Cognition (modelling and explaining the higher abilities of the mind)
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Quantitative Methods (design of experiments and elementary statistics)
  • Organisational Psychology
  • Perception
  • Social Psychology

A selection of other subjects are studied, the majority of which are science-based.

Third & Fourth Year (Honours)

In third year, there are lectures and tutorials on:

  • Biological Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Human Memory
  • Methodology
  • Perception
  • Psychological Assessment
  • Social Psychology

In fourth year, students carry out and report an empirical investigation. They also select six options, currently from the following list:

  • Health Behaviour
  • Stress and Disease
  • Psychology, Law and Eyewitness Testimony
  • Human Neuropsychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • The Cognitive Neuroscience of Person Perception
  • Human Factors
  • Human Evolution
  • Visual Awareness
  • Applications of Cognitive Neuroscience
  • Perspectives on Social Attributions


Students doing the Joint Honours programmes (with Computing Science or Education) take a fully prescribed curriculum of third year Psychology courses. In fourth year they take three courses and complete a smaller empirical project in their final year.

Teaching & Assessment

Teaching is by means of lectures, laboratory practicals, workshops and tutorials, with more extensive experimental projects in third and fourth year. Assessment is by means of examination and continuous assessment.

Additional information

Career opportunities: Psychology graduates have many employment opportunities (usually after further postgraduate training) including clinical psychology, counselling, educational psychology, ergonomics, forensic psychology, health psychology, and occupational psychology. Further areas benefiting from an understanding of the human mind and behaviour include careers in business, marketing, and advertising.


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