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Anthropology and Psychology

University of Aberdeen

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities and how they have developed. You will gain insight into differing human behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world, exploring connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and religion.

Psychology will deepen your understanding of the processes involved in thinking and behaviour, taught by internationally leading teachers and researchers who are experts in developmental, social and industrial psychology, neuroscience, memory, language and cognition.

You will learn in a supportive and stimulating teaching environment that gives you a hands-on approach to gaining the skills and grounding to succeed in any career involving ‘people’.

Aberdeen is the oldest school of psychology in the UK and our facilities are state-of-the-art, including specialised laboratories for brain imaging analysis, eye movement recording, movement analysis and visual neuroscience.

You will have many employment opportunities, including those that relate directly to psychology, such as clinical and occupational psychology, the human mind and behaviour such as teaching, marketing and advertising, or the application of your wide skills in a business role.

Anthropology – for which we boast 100% student satisfaction – will give you a thorough grounding in humanity, the differences in human cultures and communities and how they have developed. You will gain insight into differing human behaviours, beliefs and attitudes all over the world, exploring connections between aspects of life such as family, economics, politics and...

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Course Content

  • Year 1

Compulsory Courses

Academic Writing for Social Sciences (AW1006)

Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001)

Introduction to Anthropology: Peoples of the World (AT1003) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (PS1009) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology I: Methods and Applications (PS1011) - 15 Credit Points

Introduction to Anthropology: Questions of Diversity (AT1502) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology II: Concepts and Theory (PS1509) - 15 Credit Points

Introductory Psychology II: Methods and Applications (PS1511) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from courses of choice.

  • Year 2

Compulsory Courses

Key Debates in Anthropology (AT2010) - 30 Credit Points

Advanced Psychology A: Concepts and Theory (PS2017) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Psychology A: Methods and Applications (PS2018) - 15 Credit Points

Reimagining Colonialism (AT2515) - 30 Credit Points

Advanced Psychology B: Concepts and Theory (PS2517) - 15 Credit Points

Advanced Psychology B: Methods and Applications (PS2518) - 15 Credit Points

  • Year 3

Compulsory Courses

Anthropological Theory (AT3027) - 30 Credit Points

Psychological Assessment (PS3011) - 15 Credit Points

Methodology A (PS3015) - 15 Credit Points

Developmental Psychology (PS3518) - 15 Credit Points

Social Psychology (PS3520) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 30 credit points from Level 3 courses in Anthropology.

  • Year 4

Compulsory Courses

Advances in Biological Psychology (PS4033) - 15 Credit Points

Perceptual Processes (PS4037) - 15 Credit Points

Psychology Joint Honours Thesis (PS4038) - 15 Credit Points

Memory and Language Processes (PS4532) - 15 Credit Points

Optional Courses

Select a further 60 credit points from Level 4 Anthropology courses.

Year 1 Compulsory Courses Academic Writing for Social Sciences (AW1006) Professional Skills Part 1 (PD1001) Introduction to Anthropology: Peoples of the World (AT1003) - 15 Credit Points Introductory Psychology I: Concepts and Theory (PS1009) - 15 Credit Points Introductory...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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King's College Aberdeen

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

SQA Highers

Standard: AABB

Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required.

Minimum: BBB

Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will normally be required.

Adjusted: BB

Applicants who have achieved BB, and who meet one of the widening participation criteria are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/Advanced Highers will be required.

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

A LEVELS

Standard: BBB

Minimum: BBC

Adjusted: CCC

More information on our definition of Standard, Minimum and Adjusted entry qualifications.

International Baccalaureate

32 points, including 5, 5, 5 at HL.

Irish Leaving Certificate

5H with 3 at H2 AND 2 at H3 OR AAABB, obtained in a single sitting. (B must be at B2 or above).

Entry from College

Advanced entry to this degree may be possible from some HNC/HND qualifications, please see www.abdn.ac.uk/study/articulation for more details.

English Language Requirements

To study for an Undergraduate degree at the University of Aberdeen it is essential that you can speak, understand, read, and write English fluently. The minimum requirements for this degree are as follows:

IELTS Academic:

OVERALL - 6.0 with: Listening - 5.5; Reading - 5.5; Speaking - 5.5; Writing - 6.0

TOEFL iBT:

OVERALL - 78 with: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing - 21

PTE Academic:

OVERALL - 54 with: Listening - 51; Reading - 51; Speaking - 51; Writing - 54

Cambridge English Advanced & Proficiency:

OVERALL - 169 with: Listening - 162; Reading - 162; Speaking - 162; Writing - 169

SQA Highers Standard: AABB Applicants who have achieved AABB (or better), are encouraged to apply and will be considered. Good performance in additional Highers/ Advanced Highers may be required. Minimum: BBB Applicants who have achieved BBB (or are on course to achieve this by the end of S5) are...

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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.
  • 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.

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. Written examinations at the end of each course. The exact mix of these methods differs between subject areas, years of...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
79%
of students were satisfied overall
SOCIOLOGY
89%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
95% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
90% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
81% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
75% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
SOCIOLOGY
91% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
89% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
91% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
82% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
76% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
67% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
SOCIOLOGY
91% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
79% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
69% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
76% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
86% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
60% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
84% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
SOCIOLOGY
75% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
75% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
73% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
74% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
88% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
83% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
72% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
SOCIOLOGY
88% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
84% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
76% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
76% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
86% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
90% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
SOCIOLOGY
80% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
87% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
83% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
84% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
88% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
88% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
SOCIOLOGY
81% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
86% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
91% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
63% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
71% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
SOCIOLOGY
69% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
89% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
PSYCHOLOGY (NON-SPECIFIC)
84% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
86% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
67% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
52% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests
SOCIOLOGY
91% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
84% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
73% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
43% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

Did not participate.

Statistics for Psychology (non-specific)

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points112

  • Employment Rate90%

  • Average Graduate Salary£20000

Statistics for Sociology

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points80

  • Employment Rate95%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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