Postgraduate taught 

Psychological Studies (conversion) MSc

Individual Differences (PGT Conv) EDUC5843

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Education
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Semester 1
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No

Short Description

This course will allow students to develop an understanding and critical appreciation of current psychological approaches to individual differences.


One hour weekly lectures for 11 weeks of semester and four one hour seminars

Excluded Courses






100% written assignment, 2000 words

Course Aims

This course aims to provide participants with the opportunity to evaluate current theoretical and methodological approaches to individual differences within psychology.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:
demonstrate detailed knowledge and critical understanding of key concepts in current study of the psychology of individual differences

- evaluate the importance of biological, social and psychological factors in individual differences

- compare different theoretical perspectives on the study of individual differences and evaluate how these may relate to and complement each other

- assess different approaches to the measurement of individual differences

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.