University of Glasgow
Portuguese/Psychology MA (Hons)
University of Glasgow

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Portuguese embraces the study of the languages, literatures and cultures of Brazil, Portugal and the wider Portuguese-speaking world. Portuguese at Glasgow offers a varied programme, in which you will work in small groups with native speakers from Portugal and Brazil. The programme has long-established links with the Instituto Camões. You will have full access to our Language Resources Centre, which offers excellent audiovisual, digital and printed materials.

Psychology is the scientific study of people: how they think, act, react and interact. It is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying such behaviour. Psychology at Glasgow is ranked in the top 10 in the UK (Complete University Guide 2021).

Accredited against the requirements for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society (BPS).

Student Reviews

Below you can see course specific reviews for 68 graduates of Portuguese/Psychology MA (Hons) at University of Glasgow for each of the survey questions in comparison to the average for all UK degree courses in Psychology.

Overall student satisfaction
85 /100
68 total respondents

Primarily based on data from undergraduate degree students.

The NSS is commissioned by the Office for Students


Salary of Graduates of Portuguese/Psychology MA (Hons) at University of Glasgow

Important: Salary data below is not course specific, but contains data of all students of Portuguese/Psychology MA (Hons) at the university. Due to data collection methodology, salary data is mainly based on data related to undergraduate students.

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £22000 £23000 £27500
25-75 percentile range £20000 - £26500 £18000 - £26500 £22500 - £31500

Salary of all UK Graduates of Psychology

  15 months after graduation 3 years after graduation 5 years after graduation
Median salary £21419 £21403 £25278
25-75 percentile range £18280 - £24616 £16092 - £26169 £18880 - £31641

What You Will Learn

Programme content: As a student of Portuguese/Psychology, MA (Hons) you will study the following course modules.

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Jobs & Career Perspectives

15 months after graduation, graduates of this course were asked about what they do and, if they are working, about their current job and their perspectives.

Current jobs

Job in line with future plans

Utilise skills from studies

Work is meaningful

Required skill level of job after 15 months

% Skilled jobs

Jobs of graduates of this course (15 months after graduation)

Example below based on all graduates of Portuguese/Psychology MA (Hons) at University of Glasgow

20% Therapy professionals
10% Caring personal services
10% Welfare and housing associate professionals
5% Customer service occupations
5% Sales occupations
5% Teaching Professionals
5% Business, Research and Administrative Professionals
5% Business and public service associate professionals
5% Natural and social science professionals
5% Managers, directors and senior officials

Grading & Study Time

Assessment Methods

Study Time Distribution

Entry Requirements / Admissions

UCAS Tariff of Accepted Students for this course

Qualification requirements

A-level English or A-Level Humanities subject plus GCSE Mathematics at grade B (or grade 5–6).

Higher English and a Higher Humanities subject plus National 5 Maths at grade B.

Acceptable in appropriate subject area. Must also have at least GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above.

38 (6,6,6 HL) – 34 (6,5,5 HL) HL English and HL Humanities subject plus SL4 Mathematics.

Acceptable in appropriate subject area. Must also have at least GCSE Mathematics at grade B or above.

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Portuguese/Psychology, MA (Hons).


Tuition Fees Portuguese/Psychology MA (Hons)

England UK £27750
Northern Ireland £27750
Wales £27750
Channel Islands £27750
EU £8190
Scotland £8190
International £79290

Additional fee information

◾The University of Glasgow offer students from England, Northern Ireland and Wales one free year of tuition fees, meaning that students only pay for 3 full years of this degree programme and then a reduced fee of £1820 for their compulsory year abroad◾Support for students from England Northern Ireland and Wales - We offer a range of bursaries, scholarships to well qualified students from England, Wales and Northern Ireland, please visit for more details ◾The Students Award Agency for Scotland SAAS pays tuition fees to the University for eligible Scottish domiciled and EU students except those in England, Wales or Northern Ireland. Check your eligibility for SAAS funding at You must apply for payment of your fees to SAAS before the start of each year of your programme of study.If you do not apply for SAAS funding or SAAS determine that you are ineligible then you will become personally liable for your fees.◾Additional International fees -The following additional fees are applicable: Examinations-only students pay the registration fee of £110 The General Council fee is £50. For more information relating to International Fees please visit: ◾The University of Glasgow offers a range of scholarships to support our students, please visit for more details.

Average student cost of living in the UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

How to apply

Application deadline:

January 1, 2024

This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.

Possible Entry Points:

  • year 1 (Default entry point)

University Rankings

Positions of University of Glasgow in top UK and global rankings.

Rankings of University of Glasgow in related subject specific rankings.

Social Studies & Humanities

    • #1 
    • #3 
    The Guardian University League Tables by Subject
    [Published 24 September, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #15 
    CUG The Complete University Guide - By Subject
    [Published 13 June, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #92 
    QS World University Rankings By Subject
    [Published 20 April, 2022]
    • #3 
    • #94 
    THE World University Rankings by Subject
    [Published 26 October, 2022]
    • #2 
    • #151 
    ARWU by subject - Academic Ranking of World Universities - ShanghaiRanking
    [Published 26 May, 2021]
    • #2 
    • #173 
    URAP University Ranking by Academic Performance - By Subject
    [Published 06 June, 2020]

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About University of Glasgow

The ancient University of Glasgow owns and manages three distinct campus locations: Gilmorehill, Garscube, and Dumfries campus. The primary building for the majority of students is Gilmorehill, where learners have the opportunity to earn a degree from the university’s diverse Liberal Arts subjects, as well as participate in well funded research projects. The city of Glasgow has a well deserved reputation for having some of the friendliest locals in the UK, as well as being one of the cultural centres of Scotland.

Where is this programme taught

Glasgow Campus
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Gilmorehill (Main) Campus
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