Psychology Higher

What is special about this course?

This is a one year, 30 week course, leading to the SQA external examination in May/June.

For those new to the subject at Higher level, the Course serves as an introduction to the discipline of psychology, whilst for those who have already studied the subject, for example, at Intermediate 1 or Intermediate 2 levels, the Higher level Course encourages development of more in-depth knowledge and understanding, and more advanced research skills.

Psychology: Research (Higher)
Psychology: Individual Behaviour (Higher)
Psychology: Social Behaviour (Higher)

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

How long will my course last?

1 Academic Year

Where can I study my course?

    Start date


    This course is run as an Evening Class at Orkney College from (currently on a Monday) from 6.00pm to 8.45pm. 


    Full time

    If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

    Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

    Part time

    Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

    If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    Higher Psychology provides suitable preparation for entry to higher education courses in psychology or further study in other academic and vocational subjects. 

    Is there more information available online?

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    Apply for Psychology Higher

    I want to start in 2020/21
    I want to start in 2021/22

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney 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.