The Centre for Applied Behavioural Sciences (CABS) is hosted by the Department of Psychology, part of the School of Social Sciences at Heriot-Watt University.

You can study Psychology with us at undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral levels at our campuses in the UK, Dubai and Malaysia, or online for one of our postgraduate MSc.

Undergraduate programmes

At undergraduate level, we provide:

  • BSc Psychology (UK, Dubai and Malaysia);
  • BSc Psychology and Economics (UK);
  • BSc Psychology and Marketing (UK and Dubai);
  • BSc Psychology with Management (UK and Dubai).

All our undergraduate degrees in the UK (BSc Psychology, BSc Psychology and Economics, BSc Psychology and Marketing and BSc Psychology with Management) and Malaysia (BSc Psychology and BSc Psychology with Management) qualify Honours students for graduate registration with The British Psychological Society (BPS), subject to meeting the required standards.

Postgraduate programmes

At postgraduate level, we provide a suite of MSc degrees in Business Psychology. Programmes include:

  • MSc Business Psychology (UK, Dubai and Malaysia);
  • MSc Business Psychology with Coaching (UK and Dubai);
  • MSc Business Psychology with Human Resource Management (UK).
  • MSc Business Psychology with Intercultural Communication (UK).

We also offer the MSc Business and Organisational Psychology as a distance learning programme, delivered via Heriot-Watt Online.

In September 2023, we are launching MSc Applied Psychology and MSc Sport Psychology at our Edinburgh campus. The MSc Sport Psychology is accredited by The British Psychological Society (BPS), subject to students meeting the required standards. Applications are open now.


CABS members supervise doctoral students working on projects across our three research themes:

  • Cognition, Brain and Behaviour;
  • Lifespan Health and Wellbeing;
  • Work, Society and Environment.

Find out more at the links below.