Geography and Psychology MA (Hons)

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Learn how the human mind works from infancy to old age and develop research skills fundamental to understanding and practicing psychology

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

Our flexible Geography degrees allow you to specialise in human geography or physical geography, or to combine elements of both. In addition you can study other social science or humanities subjects.

You will also have the opportunity to go on field trips, and to work with partner organisations to help them solve problems that they are currently facing.

Our teaching is based on the research carried out in the department and is focused on three broad themes: creating just communities and places, shaping environmental futures, and geospatial and digital methods.

You will cover specialisms within these themes including:

  • health and well being
  • city futures
  • geopolitics and power
  • tourism and globalisation
  • policing and security
  • hazards and risk

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Topics we cover include how babies learn, the way in which people's mental skills change as they grow older, personalities types, and social group dynamics. You will also study different psychological disorders.

You will also learn how to think critically and to solve problems. We will teach you to analyse data, write clearly and effectively, and be a confident communicator of science. You will learn how to plan, implement, and analyse your own research project.

Natasha Jane Lee, MA Geography
“The lecturers are amazing. They are extremely helpful and they get to know everyone in the class. I have been on field trips to Iceland and Aviemore which were exceptional chances to learn from the expertise of the lecturers in the field.”

Natasha Jane Lee, Geography student

Professional Accreditation

The British Psychological Society

This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS)

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