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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: what are the factors which influence how we behave and how we feel or think? Why are people unique in how they react or interpret events?
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 in your final year.
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 you will be able to communicate effectively and solve problems efficiently. All of these skills are in demand within the employment sector.
This degree is taught through blended learning, with online material throughout the semester and compulsory elements of a week- long residential at Inverness Campus in March and induction event in September.
The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS). This allows you to be eligible for graduate registration, a necessary condition for most professional psychology training.
This course is currently only validated for delivery to students who reside in Scotland.
Access to Higher education
Core modules are:
You must also choose three options from:
Number of hours per week indicates the total number of hours you should dedicate to the course, which includes time spent in lectures and your own time spent on individual study and research.
For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:
|Full-time (120 credit modules) per year
|Part-time (structured) (3 x 20 credit modules) per year||£645|
|Part-time (unstructured per module) (per 20 credit module)||£215|
Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.
There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living whilst studying.
For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course full time, the following fees apply:
|Year 1||CertHE||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 2||DipHE||£9,000 p.a.|
|Year 3||Degree||£9,000 p.a.|
*4th year free only for students who have paid for previous 3 years at the University of the Highlands and Islands.
A no fee increase guarantee is available for self-funding full-time and structured part-time RUK undergraduate students for continuous and contiguous study for the same award, up to the permitted standard time limit for the relevant award.
Part-time (per 20 credit module) - £1,500 (2015-16)
Online** degree 3 - 4 years
Applies to RUK students studying online without a term-time address in Scotland
|Full-time online per year (120 credits)||£5,880|
|Part-time online (per 20 credit module)||£980|
**note that not all degrees can be studied online
(students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union)
|3 - 4 year degree||2015-16
|Full-time per year (120 credits)||£10,560|
|Part-time (per 20 credit module)||£1,760|
***Students with a term-time address in Scotland
Further information on international course fees
External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.