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  • Qualification

    BA - Bachelor of Arts

  • Location

    Robert Gordon University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    4 years

Course summary

The Applied Psychology degree from Robert Gordon University covers the scientific study of the brain and behaviour, and will explore how we interact with the world around us. Social science encompasses a range of fascinating disciplines. Psychology is one that is well-known and topical with a practical application.

This course is delivered by a small, friendly, research-active staff group. In your first two years you will study a range of social science modules. This initial grounding will be invaluable for exploring the real-world applications of psychology, before you specialise in psychology-based modules and tailoring your degree according to your interests. Additionally, you will be developing a series of transferable skills that will be vital for your future career.

This course is subject to validation.

Learning Methods

You will be taught through a wide-variety of teaching methods including formal lectures, seminar activities, group work, project work and directed reading.

In Years 1 and 2 everyone studies the same modules via the BA (Hons) Applied Social Sciences route, however in Years 3 and 4 you will specialise in psychology.

Staff Delivering on This Course

Our class sizes are small and this, along with a high level of contact time with staff, enables us to provide a friendly and supportive learning environment.

Our team of academic staff are actively engaged in applied research which underpins the teaching in areas such as drug abuse, homelessness, Alzheimer’s disease, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, forensic psychology, the body and political violence. Such research activity ensures that our course is kept current and relevant.

Independent Study

We encourage you to be an independent learner from the start of your course. Each module involves two to three hours of timetabled teaching each week, but you will have considerably more follow-up work beyond this.


We are currently seeking accreditation from the British Psychological Society (BPS) and if successful will bestow Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) on completion of the course. GBC is required to join eligible postgraduate courses in psychology, and to register as a Chartered Psychologist with the BPS.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level : BCC - BBC

GCE A Level Year 1 entry: BCC to include a written subject requiring the use of English. GCE A Level Year 2 entry: BBC to include a written subject requiring the use of English.


University information

Robert Gordon University

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  • Campus address

    Robert Gordon University, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, Aberdeen, City Of, AB10 7QB, Scotland

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