Psychology (Evening) Higher

What is special about this course?

Having an understanding of psychology can be beneficial in a range of occupations with careers in the psychological field including Educational Psychology, Forensic Psychology and Occupational Psychology.

This course aims to provide both an overview of the discipline and the opportunity to study a selection of topics in depth including:

  • 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 (ideally Psychology, or English related subject).

Course content includes: 

Exploration of, for example:

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

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

4 hours per week in the evening

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date



If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver.

If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.


Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Completion of this course can be used to progress onto the following courses:

  • HNC Social Sciences (Grade C or above)
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology (when combined with other Highers).

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