This programme provides advanced training in the psychology of individual differences. Besides methodological training, the programme addresses how and why people differ from one another and how these differences matter in their lives.
Students must enrol for 120 credits of courses (60 credits in both semesters) and the 60 credit Dissertation in Individual Differences Psychology (completed from April to August).
Of the 120 course credits, 100 credits are compulsory. The remaining 20 course credits must be filled with one psychology SCQF Level 11 optional course. Alternatively, other Level 11 or 10 courses can be chosen that amount to 20 credits, subject to programme director's approval.
The MSc is available for full or part-time study, subject to immigration conditions. Part-time students must complete the same work as full-time students but over two academic years, and they write the dissertation during the second year.
Progression to the dissertation is subject to having completed at least 80 credits with an average mark of at least 50.