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BSc (Hons) Psychology
BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management

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Globally Connected Learning
Build connections and participate in active learning across our global community, thus allowing students to communicate and collaborate with classmates & academics online and on-campus.
Purpose-Driven Education
Purpose-Driven Education develops students' emotional intelligence, teaches them coping strategies to manage their time effectively, cultivates a positive mindset, and develops self-confidence, interpersonal and communication skills and a sense of purpose
5 Global Campuses
Five global campuses with partners in over 150 countries and more than 30,000 students worldwide.
Go Global
Go Global and study in our UK or Dubai campus through the Inter-Campus Transfer Programme.
*For UG programmes only

psychology brings us togEther

Our Psychology courses are informed by the research and professional experience of the academics from the Work, Society and Environment research group within the Centre of Applied Behavioural Sciences.

Our approach has a distinctive practical emphasis, preparing students to apply knowledge of psychological theory and evidence to solving real-world problems and to improving business performance.

We equip our graduates with theoretical knowledge of psychology and related practical skills to enhance effectiveness at individual, team and organisational levels, and within a variety of sectors and roles.



BSc (Hons) Psychology

KPT/JPS (R/311/6/0081) (MQA/FA8056) 04/26

Our psychology graduates have a strong record of employment in clinical practice, business management, marketing, human resources, coaching, counselling, academic research and teaching, to name but a few.

BSc (Hons) Psychology with Management

KPT/JPS (R/311/6/0075) (MQA/FA5343) 08/25

Psychology is the scientific study of the relationship between mind and behaviour. It asks why people, in general, behave as they do and why some people behave in unexpected or atypical ways. Findings from psychological study help us to enhance people’s everyday experiences and improve lives.


MSc Business Psychology

KPT/JPS (R2/0313/7/0028) (MQA/FA3653) 06/28

Tailored to meet the needs of those aspiring to roles such as business psychology practitioner, human resources manager, organisational development manager, coaching consultant, management consultant or leadership consultant.

PhD Social and Behavioural Science

KPT/JPS (N/310/8/0038) (MQA/PA10715) 02/26

This PhD program cultivates global research professionals, fostering contributions to beneficial fields through sustained scholarship, while equipping students with problem-solving skills through critical thinking and analysis.

Celebrating our BPS accreditation, we're offering a special scholarship to ALL students enrolling in our undergraduate programme for the January 2024 intake!
*Terms & Conditions Apply

For Postgraduate Studies only

All alumni who have studied for at least a year at any Heriot-Watt University campus.

WHY STUDY psychology AT

Scientific methods to explore themes

Our Psychology degrees use scientific methods to explore themes such as the influence of biology on behaviour: how we perceive, think and make decisions, and how we interact with each other

Ranking (Applied Psychology, National Student Survey 2021)

We are ranked 2nd in Scotland and 12th in the UK for Applied Psychology in the National Student Survey 2021

Psychology facilities

Our Edinburgh-based researchers benefit from refurbished research facilities, comprising three expertise-specific research spaces

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The major professional psychology career pathway in Malaysia is as a clinical psychologist, but a psychology degree provides transferable skills in analytical thinking, communication and teamwork. These skills lead to a wide range of occupational roles in hospitals and clinics, commercial organisations, educational institutions and government and NGO sectors.
Clinical psychologist
A clinical psychologist is a person who has received specialised training and is qualified to assess, diagnose and treat people with mental health and behavioural and emotional disorders.
Counselling psychologist
A counselling psychologist is a mental health practitioner who specializes in treating patients with emotional crises, stress, anxiety and behavioural disorders.
Human resources psychologist
A psychologist’s important role in the organization includes helping to administer human resources functions like testing, selection, and performance management, and formulating and implementing training programmes.

Let's hear it from our alumni

Chooi Bing

Class of 2021, BSc Psychology with Management (First Class Honours)

I am a recent graduate of Heriot-Watt University Malaysia. I joined the Psychology programme to understand the human brain, and the different processes in the brain that allows us to feel, think, and learn. In the future, I hope to contribute to the improvement of our society’s mental health and well-being.

I came to know about Heriot-Watt University through my sibling, who also graduated from Heriot-Watt. Through their experience, I learned that the course materials used for the Malaysia campus are the same as those used in the Edinburgh and Dubai campuses, ensuring that the standard of education is maintained throughout all three campuses. This point of Heriot-Watt University was very appealing to me, and the main reason why I signed up for the psychology programme.

Nadiva Ramadhanisa Rahmahtsani

Class of 2021, BSc Psychology (First Class Honours)

The Psychology with Management programme was the most appealing aspect that made me choose Heriot-Watt University. Of all the university choices I had researched for my studies, Heriot-Watt University was able to provide me with the Degree choice that suits my desire perfectly to obtain valuable knowledge about psychology whilst gaining useful applications of its theories in the workplace.

The most exceptional aspect about my studies, was the content of the programme and the people surrounding it. Without the amazing supportive environment provided by both my classmates and lecturers, I would not be able to pull through in reaching my full potential during my studies.

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