Psychology SCQF 6 (Online Virtual Classroom) Higher

What is special about this course?

Psychology is best defined as ‘the scientific study of the mind and behaviour’ therefore you should have, aside from a basic interest in human behaviour, a good basic grasp of scientific principles and the ability to analyse and evaluate psychological theories and research studies.

The central theme of the course is to enable you to investigate psychological knowledge and research, which promotes your understanding of individual and social behaviour. You will analyse and evaluate concepts and theories, and draw on research evidence to explain human behaviour.

Entry requirements

Psychology at National 5 level or 3 National 5 subjects at C or above, including one literary subject.

 

The course consists of three areas of study:

Individual behaviour

You will analyse individual behaviour, investigate topics and learn how these topics can be explained using psychological theories and research evidence.

Social behaviour

You will analyse how interaction with others shapes social behaviour. You will investigate psychological explanations for social behaviour, and use research evidence to analyse how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of individuals are influenced by their social environment.

Research

You will understand and apply the research process and research methods used in psychology. You will develop the skills required to conduct and evaluate psychological research.

Equipment

Internet connection and a suitable device with headphones, microphone and camera (minimum spec) is required. Please email us if you have any concerns about connectivity or equipment.
 

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Online
  • Vocational Pathway
  • Online Virtual Classroom
  • Monday evenings 6pm - 9pm
  • Optional tutorial 5pm - 5.45pm

You will learn online through timetabled classes delivered by a lecturer in a virtual classroom on Microsoft Teams. You’ll use our virtual learning environment to access resources, complete assessments, and chat to your lecturer and classmates. You will have to attend one of our campuses or centres for SQA assessments.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    • Study from anywhere including your local campus or centre

Start date

September

Fees

SCQF 4 - 6 Scottish Fee 

National 4, 5, Highers and Advanced Highers

£355

A fee waiver could be available to help with the payment of your course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our fee waiver guidance to see if you are eligible.  

Fees are payable at the time of enrolment each academic year. Please get in touch with accountsreceivable.nwh@uhi.ac.uk if you have any further questions. 

Additional costs 

Some of your assessments may require you to attend a college centre or other approved centre. This travel will be at your own expense but we will discuss these details with you throughout your application.

 

What can I do on completion of my course?

Higher Psychology provides suitable preparation for entry to higher education courses in psychology or further study in other academic and vocational subjects.  Examples are sciences or Social Science at HNC or degree level.  The varied skills, knowledge and discipline offer students preparation for careers in research, teaching, chartered psychology (forensic, clinical, educational, occupational) or other employment.

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