Psychology (Evening) Higher

What is special about this course?

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

Entry requirements

Candidates must have attained National 5 English plus Social subject or be working towards or attained Higher English plus a Higher/Int2 Social Subject.

The course comprises:

Psychology: Research (Higher)

The general aim of this Unit is to enable learners to understand the research process and research methods used in psychology. Learners will develop the skills required to conduct and evaluate psychological research. They will also develop numerical skills and an understanding of psychological terminology.

Psychology: Individual Behaviour (Higher)

The general aim of this Unit is to enable learners to analyse individual behaviour. Learners will investigate topics and learn how these topics can be explained, using psychological approaches and theories. Learners will evaluate approaches and theories and apply psychological knowledge to show how an understanding of psychology can be applied.  An example of a topic possibly covered is – sleep, dreams and disorders.

Psychology: Social Behaviour (Higher)

The general aim of this Unit is to enable learners to analyse how interaction with others shapes social behaviour. Learners will investigate psychological explanations for social behaviour, and will use research evidence to analyse how the thoughts, feelings and behaviours of individuals are influenced by their social environment. Learners will apply psychological knowledge and understanding to explain examples of everyday social behaviour. An example of a topic possibly covered is – Conformity and Obedience

Psychology: Exam (Higher)

Usually this is the first week of June but until the Exam Diet is released by the SQA cannot be confirmed.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Years

3 hours per week, over one evening

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.

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I want to start in 2019/20

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.

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