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 MA degree

Start date
September 2023
4 years
Dundee City Campus
Study abroad

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.

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 a necessary step if you wish to undertake postgraduate or professional study accredited by the Society.

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

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

The British Psychological Society

Mutual recognition of professional qualifications following is a priority for UK professional bodies and universities. If you plan on practising outside the UK you should check with the relevant national authority on the recognition of this qualification.

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