Higher Psychology

Langside Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date & time
21 Aug 2019 @ Wednesday (6-9pm)
Qualification Type
Course Type
1 Year (August to May)


If you have an interest in Psychology, Social Science, Criminology or Science, Higher Psychology gives you the opportunity to develop your knowledge and understanding of individual differences, developmental, cognitive, biological and social psychology.

What will I learn?

During the course, you will develop analytical, evaluative and research skills, which are transferable to many other subject areas and are essential for study in Higher Education.

  • Social Behaviour (Conformity and Obedience & Prejudice)
  • Individual Behaviour (Psychopathology & Sleep Dreams and Sleep Disorders)
  • Research (Including a 2,500 word report on research conducted)


This course is eligible for SDS Individual Training Account (ITA) funding of up to £200 that can be used towards tuition fees. Please check on My World of Work for further information.

Jobs and further study

National Course qualifications at Higher level can be used to support progression in a variety of work or study contexts.

Entry requirements (minimum)

  • National 5 (or Intermediate 2) psychology at A or B
  • a pass at A or B in Higher English, (if no qualification is currently held in Psychology).

Please note that due to the high level of challenge presented by National Courses, and the significant demand for this programme, that the above represents the minimum entry requirements. Not all applicants who meet the minimum entry will be offered a place on the course.

Entry requirement equivalency table

  • If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application and will be in contact as per the following stages:
Academic staff will read and check your application form. It is therefore important that you complete the current qualification and personal statement section fully. This will take up to 4 weeks from the date of application and all applications are dealt with in the order in which they are received.

You will then receive one of the following:

  • An offer of a place on the course. This is subject to payment of the course fee.
  • A conditional offer. This will usually be as you are waiting on exam results. In this case we will ask you to pay the fee but this will be refunded should you fail to meet the condition of your offer.
  • No offer. Feedback on the reason you have not been accepted can be provided on request.

Successful application will be sent joining information. Enrolment usually takes place on the first night of the course.

The cost of this course is £495. You may wish to look at help with funding, in particular an Individual Training Account. Further information and eligibility criteria can be found on:

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3756