Higher (SCQF Level 6)


  • Highers, National Qualifications & Units
  • Social Sciences

Why take this course?

The human brain and its intricacies have fascinated the earth’s greatest minds for hundreds of years. The study of psychology gives insight into human behaviour and decision making – beneficial to anyone who interacts with others on a daily basis.

This course is suitable for those wishing to progress to further/higher education — or anyone with an interest in human behaviour — and will allow you to gain an understanding of psychological theories, concepts, research studies and methods, whilst exploring various behaviours. You will also consider the ethical implications of psychological research and place psychology within its historical context, contrasting both classic and contemporary theory.

What you will experience

The course enables you to develop an understanding of the psychological study of the human mind and behaviour in a range of contexts, and enhances your ability to use evidence to explain behaviour. The course develops your understanding of psychology as a scientific study of the mind and behaviour.