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 including:

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

Entry requirements

One National 5 subject, ideally Psychology, or equivalent.

Course content includes: 

Exploration of, for example:  ·

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

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Part Time
  • Evening

Face-to-face teaching.

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.

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Apply for Psychology (Evening) Higher

I want to start in 2021/22

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.