Abertay University

Abertay University

Psychology

This course provides students with 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; the course is thus an inherently multidisciplinary subject.

Entry requirements

2.2 Honours degree in any science, social science, or humanities subject or equivalent. Applicants whose 1st language is not English should have an IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent (CEFR: C1).

Course modules

Year 1: Globalisation and society; history and social change; individual in society; introduction to research methods in psychology 1; introductory psychology 1; introductory psychology 2; the thinking module. Year 2: biological psychology; classical sociological theory; cognitive psychology; individual lives in digital worlds; psychological research methods 2; social research methods; crime deviance and society; thoughts on psychology. Year 3: biological and cognitive psychology (BPS core); development and individual differences (BPS core); personality and social psychology (BPS core) to; research methods in psychology 3; applied psychology; asymmetries of brain and behaviour; social influences in psychology and law; sport and exercise psychology; workplace psychology. Year 4: communication and consciousness; psychology Honours project; advanced biological psychology: the science of attraction; advanced biological psychology: human evolutionary psychology; advanced developmental psychology: social development; advanced forensic psychology; advanced psychology: psychology in education and health; advanced topics in psychology; clinical psychology; evidence-based investigative interviewing; work-based review.

Assessment methods

A combination of written submissions, presentations, laboratory reports and formal examinations are used throughout the course; the research project is written in the style of a scientific research article.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (England) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Year 1 (International) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 years
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Whole course (EU) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Whole course (England) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 11,500 per Whole course (International) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Whole course (Northern Ireland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,000 per Whole course (Scotland) 9 months
PgDip Full-time September 2016 GBP 6,500 per Whole course (Wales) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Abertay campus Dundee DD1 1HG Scotland

Get in touch

Remember to mention TARGETpostgrad when contacting universities.

Key information

Contact: 
Student Recruitment Office
Telephone number: 
01382 308080