Higher Psychology

Attendance PatternDurationLocation SCQF LevelYear Group

Wednesday 2-4pm and Friday 9-11am


Tuesday 9-11am and Thursday 2-4pm


Online - anytime

One Year

In School (TBC), UHI Perth or Online


About this course content

About this course

About this course

This course develops an understanding of the concepts, approaches, methods and applications of psychology. It will develop your ability to interpret, analyse and evaluate psychological theories, evidence and research methods in a critical way.

Course content content

Course content

Course content

• Psychology – Understanding the Individual

• Psychology – Investigating Behaviour

• Psychology – The Individual in the Social Context

There are six core domains covered in the Higher Psychology course. They are: Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Research Methods and Research Skills, Social Psychology and Psychology of Individual Differences.

Entry requirements content

Entry requirements

Entry requirements

Open to pupils in S6. You will be invited to attend an interview with College staff. It is essential to have achieved Higher English at grade C or above for entry onto this programme.

Course progression content

Course progression

Course progression

The skills you acquire are transferable to many careers and would be a valuable qualification when applying to University. It is also a useful higher if you wish to apply for the HNC/BA Social Science Programme at UHI Perth.