Philosophy and Psychology

Combine philosophy with the study of how the human mind works and apply this knowledge to psychology

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Key Facts

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Degree

MA(Hons) Philosophy and Psychology

Degree Duration

4 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree

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Degree Overview

On this course you will be encouraged to make links between philosophy and psychology. We specialise in continental (European) philosophy and teach key texts from the European tradition.

We help you look at how philosophy is important to real-world concerns and contemporary issues by, exploring films and artwork, discussing important scientific and technological developments, debating controversial ethical issues, and looking at how texts written 300 years ago can be relevant to political situations today

You’ll receive a grounding in ancient and modern philosophy and be introduced to fundamental ideas concerning ethics, epistemology (the nature of knowledge) and metaphysics (the nature of reality), before specialising in areas that suit your own interests

Psychology is the scientific study of the mind and behaviour. Topics we cover include how babies learn, the way in which people’s mental skills change as they grow older, various personalities and how social group dynamics work. You will also study different psychological disorders.

In addition to exploring these aspects of human nature, you will learn how to think critically and to solve problems. We will teach you to analyse data, write clearly and effectively, and be a confident communicator of science. You will learn how to plan, implement and analyse your own research project.

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Important
  • This course will be taught by the Dundee School of Humanities

Why Study this Degree

A philosophy degree provides you with wide-ranging skills which are an advantage in any professional career. You will be able to identify and explain the underlying issues in all kinds of debates and arguments and offer clear responses.

Our philosophy graduates have gone on to postgraduate study and worked in a wide variety of careers including: publishing social work education the music industry civil service

Our graduates go on to work in areas such as: education research teaching counselling

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.