Psychology (BSc (Hons))

Heriot-Watt University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14200

All study options

About Psychology at Heriot-Watt University

This Psychology degree will introduce you to the main disciplines of social, developmental, cognitive and biological psychology - plus individual differences and research methods. The course examines how this information can apply in the real world, in terms of general employment and careers in psychology. You'll also have the opportunity to take optional courses from other subjects like biological sciences, management, or languages.

Teaching is mainly through lectures. But, this Psychology degree also includes lots of tutorials, which means that you can really get to know our staff. Assessment is a mixture of coursework and exams.


Our degree in Psychology is accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).


Work and study

This is what our BSc (Hons) Psychology students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 75% are working
  • 15% are studying
  • 5% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 40% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


  • The average salary of students six months after graduating: £18000
  • The average UK salary of students six months after graduating from a similar course: £17000


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Caring personal services
  • Business and public service associate professionals
  • Sales occupations
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Health professionals
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Welfare and housing associate professionals
  • Administrative occupations
  • Childcare and related personal services
  • Customer service occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 14200

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS£9,250£14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers AAABB
  • A-Levels BBB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Pass
  • Int. Baccalaureate 27 points
  • HNC Please contact the Admissions Administrator to discuss further.
  • Additional information Mathematics and English are required at least at GCSE grade C / Standard Grade 3 / National 5 or equivalent.

Year 2

  • Advanced Highers BB plus AAABB at Higher
  • A-Levels ABB
  • Scottish Baccalaureate Distinction
  • Int. Baccalaureate 32 points
  • HNC Please contact the Admissions Administrator to discuss further.
  • Additional information Mathematics and English are required at least at GCSE grade B / Standard Grade 2 / National 5 or equivalent.

Additional information

  • BTEC Relevant BTEC qualifications are accepted; please contact Admissions Tutor for further details.

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