Psychology and Psychology
and Counselling at Abertay

Learn more about studying Psychology (and its pathways) and Psychology and Counselling at Abertay.

How it works

See below to watch videos, explore guides and dive into booklets for your Online Open Day.

  • The navigation bar lets you jump straight to the info you want

  • Click Subject for your course and subject content 

  • Chat to current students by clicking the Unibuddy tab 

Most importantly, take your time to get a feel for the Business Management degree(s) you're interested in ... and remember to ask plenty of questions—we're here to help. 


Subject Information - BSc (Hons) Psychology and Pathways

Psychology is the scientific study of the most complex machine imaginable: the human mind. Our fascinating British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited Psychology degrees give you a deep insight into the actions, interactions, thoughts and feelings that trigger our behaviour.

Our academic experts will give you a real-world understanding of how psychology impacts everyday life, so you will learn:

  • How we understand, think and learn about the world around us

  • How everyone uses verbal and non-verbal forms of communication

  • How biological and social factors influence behaviour

  • How mental abilities change as we age

Psychology is both an experimental and observational science. This means you will observe and measure human behaviour, tackle literature research, and develop, test, and evaluate theories. 

How the Course Works

Psychology degrees at Abertay are flexible. You can study different pathways and switch to a new pathway if your interests change over time. You apply for one of these specific degree pathways at the start:

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Development and Education

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic and Investigative Psychology

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Forensic Scene Investigation

But if you’re unsure which to choose, don’t worry, apply for the course that most appeals to you.

No other Scottish university is offering these flexible undergraduate degree pathways in psychology. We believe this gives our graduates a distinct edge when it comes to applying for postgraduate study or employment.

Dr Lynn Wright explains more about BSc (Hons) Psychology and the pathways available in the video below. 



Subject Information - BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling 

Why do people behave in the way they do? What makes people react in certain ways? How can mental health issues be effectively treated?

This innovative Psychology and Counselling degree, which is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), allows you to develop a scientific understanding of human behaviour and combine it with a knowledge of mental health and counselling skills. 

Learn more about BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling by watching the video below. 


Information Hub

Dive in. Explore videos, booklets and guides in each section.

Admissions, Entry Requirements, Applying

The Application Process

Watch the videos below to learn more about the application process, and coming to Abertay University from college. 

Preparing to apply: the application and admissions process

Widening participation

Coming to Abertay University from college


UCAS Guides and Booklets

You'll normally apply to university through UCAS: the Universities and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS). Check out the guides below for information on when and how to apply.

UCAS - Overview of the application process

UCAS – Guide for parents, guardians and carers

UCAS - International undergraduate guide

UCAS – Dos and don’ts of personal statements

UCAS - Study in Dundee


Student Funding: Videos

The Student Awards Agency Scotland (SAAS) is an Executive Agency of the Scottish Government. They assess applications for living costs and bursaries for eligible students studying in the UK.

SAAS - Student funding available in Scotland

SAAS - Funding explained to parents

SAAS - Student funding explained (British Sign Language-BSL version)

SAAS - Can I get SAAS funding? (British Sign Language-BSL version)

Guides and booklets

SAAS - Guide to undergraduate funding

You can also learn more about undergraduate funding on our Undergraduate Student Funding page

International and Study Abroad

Sit back and watch a welcome from Abertay's International Team.

Learn more about:

  • Academic requirements

  • Undergraduate applications

  • Undergraduate tuition fees

  • Tuition fees deposits and payments

  • Student visas

If you apply to Abertay from outside the UK, the International Team will help you every step of the way.



Study Abroad

Keen to study abroad as part of your undergraduate experience? You can do it at Abertay. Find out what's involved by watching the video below. 


Sports at Abertay

Sport and physical activity at Abertay University is as much a part of university life as attending lectures and tutorials. Although a small university, Abertay offers a wide range of clubs from the traditional sports such as rugby and football to the more diverse sports such as dance.

Sports Clubs

Becoming a member of a Sports Club at Abertay is a great way to stay fit, meet new people outside your usual social circles and give you that much-needed downtime after a long day of studying.

We currently have lots of sports clubs supporting many competitive and social teams here at Abertay ranging from traditional team sports such as football and rugby to individual sports such as golf and athletics. 

Learn more about Sports Clubs at Abertay

Campus and City

Go ahead and look inside for videos of our campus, library, halls of residence and about the beautiful and exciting city of Dundee.

Abertay Student Accommodation

Learn more about our range of rooms - from single rooms to double rooms in shared flats. 

All our student rooms have a bed, desk, drawers and plenty of sockets. Some are en suite, depending on what you choose, and wifi is provided. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Check out the presentation below for everything you need to know. 


Video selection of some of our halls and room types:

Parker House (silver room)

Keiller Court (double room)

Please see the Accommodation section of our website for more information.

Campus Tours

Take a tour of our city centre campus and learn more about the university you might be studying at in 2023!


Join Paul and Anna on a tour of our award-winning library. 


City of Dundee

What's so special about Dundee? Find out what Farisai has to say as she visits her favourite places in Scotland's sunniest city.


Modern Dundee

24 Hours in Dundee

Eat, Drink and Shop in Dundee

For more information about living in Dundee, one of the UK's top three most fun places to be a student, check out our Living in Dundee page

Ready to take the next step?

We hope you've found all the information you need to help you apply for an Accounting and Finance degree at Abertay. Remember: you can chat to current students to have your questions answered.

If you're ready to take the next step, you can learn more about making your application to university, registering for UCAS, when to apply, your personal statement and much more.

We'd love to welcome you to Abertay University in 2023! 


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