"I decided to do Psychology even before leaving school as I did voluntary work with children with learning difficulties and found I was very interested in how these difficulties were diagnosed and the different teaching strategies such children require. Understanding how and why Psychology can be applied in instances like this was the main attraction of studying at Heriot-Watt where the programme material always encourages application of theory.
"The Psychology department is small compared to other universities I considered, which is another big attraction. Being a small department, there is a really friendly atmosphere and it is easy to approach anyone with any queries and interests. I also like the campus at Riccarton which has a really good atmosphere for new students and is great for getting to know people.
"I feel I have picked up good critical analysis skills from evaluating Psychological theories and concepts, as well as improving my learning techniques, especially how to communicate and motivate others more efficiently. These seem really important abilities to develop and those with a Psychology degree stand a good chance of having most of the core skills that employers are looking for.
"I hope my degree will take me onto further education in Psychology, either an MSc in Clinical Psychology or an Assistant Clinical Psychologist post. Both are quite competitive but I am keen to carry on with a Psychology based career".
The University offers as its normal entry routes:
There is nevertheless considerable flexibility, depending on the level of qualifications, for entrants with A-levels to opt to enter at Level 1 and for Scottish students to enter at Level 2. Direct entry into Level 3 is also possible for students who already have certain HE qualifications.
|Status*||Scotland / EU**||England / Northern Ireland / Wales||International|
|Fee||Paid by SAAS||£9,000||£13,500|
* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the 3 years before the start of your programme. Find out more about tuition fees.
** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.
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:
View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.