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MA Psychology and Linguistics

 Course Level
Bachelors / UG
Full Time

4 Years
 Start month

 Tuition fee

15850 GBP
9000 GBP
1820 GBP

Application fee

International 20 GBP
National 20 GBP
Humanities and Social Science
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)6.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)92
SAT (avg)1290
ACT (avg)27

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About this course


You can study Psychology together in combination with one of the following subjects:

  • Philosophy
  • Business Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Sociology

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Eligibility Criteria

Entry requirements:

Typical offer
The typical offer is likely to be:

  • SQA Highers: AABB.
  • A Levels: AAB.
  • IB: 36 points overall and grades 665 at HL.

Minimum entry requirements

  • SQA Highers: ABBB by end of S5 or ABBBB/AABB from S4-S6. One Higher from Mathematics, Psychology or an approved science required. National 5: English at Grade C and Mathematics at Grade A or Mathematics and Physics both at Grade B or Higher Mathematics at Grade C.
  • A Levels: ABB including one of Mathematics, Psychology or an approved science. GCSEs: English at Grade C and Mathematics at Grade A or Mathematics and Physics both at Grade B or Mathematics at Grade B and Science double award at Grade BB.
  • IB: Award of Diploma with 34 points overall and grades 655 in HL subjects, including one of Mathematics, Psychology or an approved science. SL: English at 4 and Mathematics at 6 or Maths Studies at 7 (if not at Higher Level).

International Foundation Programme
If you are an international student and your school qualifications are not accepted for direct entry to the University you may be eligible for admission to this degree programme through our International Foundation Programme.

English language requirements
You must provide evidence that your written and spoken English is at a level that will enable you to succeed in your studies.

English language tests
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:

  • IELTS Academic module overall 6.5 with 5.5 in each component
  • TOEFL-iBT 92 or above with 20 in each section
  • Cambridge English: Advanced & Proficiency overall 176 with 162 in each component
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): Total 61 with at least 51 in each "Communicative Skills" section

For SQA and GCSE students, unless a higher level is specified in the stated entry requirements, a pass is required in English at the following grades or higher:

  • SQA National 5 Grade C
  • SQA Standard Grade 3
  • SQA Intermediate 1 Grade A
  • SQA Intermediate 2 Grade C
  • GCSE Grade C
  • IB Standard Level Grade 4

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Course Modules

What you will study:

First Year
During your first year you take the core psychology course – Psychology 1 - and normally two courses in your combined degree subject, plus two outside courses in other subjects. You can choose outside courses in a subject that complements your two degree subjects, choose to study a language, or simply pick something that interests you.

Second Year
During your second year you take the core psychology course – Psychology 2 - and the second year courses of your combined degree subject, and normally two further outside courses (these could be the second year continuation of your first year outside courses).

Third and Fourth Years
Because you have taken the year one and two courses for two different subjects, you normally have a choice for your final two years: change to the Single Honours degree in either of your subjects, or continue to study both subjects on the Combined Honours degree.

If you continue to study both subjects, you will get to choose courses in both subjects. Most students take half of their courses in each subject. During third year you undertake a suite of specialist psychology courses. During fourth year students split their time between specialist psychology courses and courses in their combined subject, as well as undertaking a dissertation in either subject.


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How to Apply

To apply for a full-time undergraduate degree programme at the University, you must apply through UCAS.

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