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MA (Hons) Philosophy and Psychology

University of Aberdeen
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Course UCAS code: VC58
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  • MA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 4 Years
Course Summary:
Philosophy and Psychology at Aberdeen is a great subject pairing, taking you on a fascinating study of argument and how we apply it to Big Questions of fundamental importance to us as humans. At the same time, this programme explores how we think and behave as humans, in a stimulating teaching and research environment that gives you a hands-on approach to gaining the skills and grounding to succeed in any career involving ‘people’. Philosophy attempts to answer questions such as: What is knowledge? What is the nature of truth? Why should we act morally? Philosophy is just as much the study of reasoning and argument as it is the application of thought to specific problems. What makes Philosophy at Aberdeen especially attractive is the breadth of courses, the user-friendly materials you will use and the experts who will teach you. In your first year alone, you can study topics such as How Should One Live? Controversial Questions and Experience, Knowledge and Reality. You will combine this with our special strength in Psychology, rated in the latest UK assessment of university research as third top in the UK. Psychology deals with the understanding and explanation of behaviour and experience and how these change and develop throughout our lives. You will learn from our internationally-recognised researchers in neuroscience, perception, language and cognition and occupational/industrial psychology and use specialised laboratories including those for analysing brain scans. The skills you will gain will open up career opportunities in many fields with strong focus on people, including human resources, social work, counselling, teaching and areas benefiting from an understanding of the human mind and behaviour such careers in business, marketing and advertising.
Assessment Methods:
Students are assessed by any combination of three assessment methods: coursework such as essays and reports completed throughout the course; practical assessments of the skills and competencies they learn on the course; and written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of study and individual courses. Honours projects are typically assessed on the basis of a written dissertation.
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15 January

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The university is lovely, nice and calm with enthusiastic and passionate teachers who helped me out a lot. The Uni has loads of places to eat and hang out in the Hub. There’s no SU venue, but Aberdeen is buzzing - you just have to suck up the 20 minute bus ride to town from campus, and there are loads of students in the city so you’ll be making loads of friends quickly. Belmont Street is a guaranteed good night out. Also, has 0.12 fast food shops per 1,000 people, so you'll be healthier at least...

Provisional for Year 1 for EU at £1,820
Provisional for Year 1 for Scotland at £1,820
Provisional for Year 1 for England at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Northern Ireland at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Wales at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for Channel Islands at £9,250
Provisional for Year 1 for International at £15,300
Directorate of Marketing and Student Recruitment:
Tel. +44 (0) 1224 272090
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Directorate of Marketing and Student Recruitment:
Tel. +44 (0) 1224 272090
Email. [email protected]

 
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  • winterwonderland's avatar by winterwonderland on 30th September 2015
    The buildings are beautiful and taken care of. The staff is friendly and helpful. What can I add? Quality of learning! All courses are interesting and well constructed.
  • by Anonymous on 1st October 2015
    Psychology BSc is brilliant, but the location of the university and the general help you can receive from people in charge is awful.
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