Strathclyde students

PsychologyInternational students

We welcome overseas students who want to study psychology at University of Strathclyde. The University is based in Glasgow, renowned for its friendly and welcoming people.

Visiting Glasgow

Glasgow is fantastic place to visit. It’s Scotland’s largest city and we’re a really friendly bunch. We’re also renowned for our architecture, shopping, nightlife, museums, restaurants and bars.

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What classes can I take?

Your choice of classes don't have to be all psychology

You can select from a wide range of classes that are suitable for a range of abilities, from beginners to more experienced psychology students.

You must take 60 credits per semester which is equal to three classes; but these don’t all have to be psychology classes.

Please note classes run only during Semester 1 OR Semester 2.

Which classes should I choose?

Try to select classes that match your current level of study. If you haven’t taken any psychology classes before, then start with a level 1 or perhaps level 2 class. Level 3 classes will need background knowledge.

You can tell the level of any psychology class from the class code: level 1 classes start C81xx; level 2 classes start C82xx, level 3 classes start C83xx, etc

Unfortunately, visiting students are unable to select level 4 classes because of the pre-requisites for entry to these classes. Therefore, you can't select classes with a class code beginning C84xx.

Below are the classes currently available:

Class

Level of study

Semester

C8105: Psychology 1A

Year 1

1

C8106: Psychology 1B

Year 1

2

C8201: Cognition and Neuropsychology

Year 2

2

C8202: Social and Health Psychology

Year 2

1

C8203: Introduction to Research Design and Analysis

Year 2

1+2

C8302: Research Methods in Psychology

Year 3

1

C8303: Individual Differences

Year 3

1

C8304: Cognition

Year 3

2

C8305: Development

Year 3

1

C8306: Psychobiology

Year 3

2

C8307: Social Psychology

Year 3

2

Exchange Students’ Guide

Can I change my classes?

You’re asked to complete a curriculum choice form/learning agreement before you arrive at Strathclyde. This is a provisional list of your selected classes and can be changed if necessary.

You can change classes in the first two weeks of the semester through our online portal ‘Pegasus’. However, you should try to make informed choices before you arrive because changing classes once term has begun, can be disruptive.

Occasionally, you might need to change classes because you discover the class you've chosen is too advanced, replicates a class you’ve already taken at your home university, or is not available. It's important to make staff aware of this as early as possible, so that changes can be made without disrupting your studies too much.

How will I be assessed?

Exams take place in January and May

Most level 1, 2 and 3 psychology classes use a mixture of continuous assessment (practical report/essay etc) and a final exam.

Continuous assessment normally contributes 30-40% towards your final mark and the exam, 60-70% towards your final mark.

On arrival, you’ll be provided with guides to essay and report writing to help you complete coursework.

There are two exam periods at the University of Strathclyde: December for semester 1 classes, and May for semester 2 classes. You should make sure you’re available to take these exams.

However, if you cannot be here in December/May to sit the end of term exam please notify your academic adviser, when you arrive Strathclyde and an alternative assessment can be arranged.

Who can help if I need further advice?

Before you arrive at Strathclyde, please contact , academic advisor for visiting students.

Kellyanne will be your academic point of contact throughout your stay and will be happy to provide advice and support.

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