Psychology (Evening) Higher

What is special about this course?

This course aims to stimulate your interest in psychology by providing both a broad overview of the discipline and the opportunity to study a selection of topics in depth.

There are a range of occupations that benefit from having an understanding of psychology. Specific jobs in the psychological field include Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Occupational Psychology.

You will study a range of areas which may include:

  • Exploration of the Research process
  • Where phobias come from
  • How the brain remembers information
  • What happens in our brains when we sleep
  • Why we conform to social rules

Special features:

  • Understanding of Psychology
  • Greater knowledge of research process
  • Flexible learning approach
  • Opens doors to higher education level study
  • Lays foundations for lifelong learning

Entry requirements

One National 5 subject, ideally Psychology, or English/English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL).

Course content includes: 

Exploration of, for example:

  • Numerous psychological theories
  • Sleep and Dreams
  • Phobias
  • Depression
  • Memory
  • Stress

How will I study my course?

Additional information for course delivery in 2021-22

From August/September 2021, it is our intention that physical campuses will be open to all students for access to study facilities, support services and social activities, subject to Scottish Government guidance. Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as restrictions shift and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course.
  • Part Time
  • Evening

Blended learning via a mix of online classes and face to face sessions.

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Part time: 4 hours per week evening class

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI

Start date



The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful completion of this Higher at Grade C or above can be used to apply for the HNC Social Sciences.  It can also be combined with other Higher achievements to apply to the BSc (Hons) Psychology degree at the University of the Highlands and Islands.

Is there more information available online?

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We are no longer accepting applications for 2021/22

I want to start in 2022/23

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.