Psychology MA (Hons)

School of Humanities, Social Sciences and Law

Study how the human mind works from infancy to old age, and develop research skills fundamental to understand and practice psychology in this flexible degree

Start date
September 2024
4 or 3 years
Dundee City Campus

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, personality 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.

At Levels 1 and 2 you’ll also study additional humanities or social science subjects, such as English, History, Geography, or Politics.

Our student-run Psychology Society organises social events, study skills sessions, and a range of academic and career-oriented talks.

Julia Oosi, 4th Year student, Psychology
“Coming from Finland, my time studying at the University of Dundee has been a great learning experience. The lecturers in the psychology department are one of the best things about the course, they are extremely helpful and interested in the well-being of their students.”

Julia Oosi, Psychology student

Professional accreditation

The British Psychological Society

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

If you receive a 2.2 degree or higher, you will be eligible for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society. This is necessary if you wish to undertake postgraduate or professional study accredited by the Society.

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