Psychology is the scientific study of mental life and behaviour. It involves areas such as Brain and Behaviour, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Psychological Research Methods.
If your ambition is to develop a career as a professional psychologist, our Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accredited degree is the first stage in professional training that will require an additional two to six years of study and supervised experience.
You will study Psychology along with two Arts subjects in first year, concentrating on Psychology only in second and third year.
Why choose this degree?
- You are interested in studying the human mind and behaviours with the rigours of scientific testing
- You wish to use research methods including observation, measurement, hypothesis testing, experimentation, logical inference and statistical analysis
- PSI-accredited degree
- Psychology plus 2 other subjects from groups 1, 3, 4, 5 (maximum one per group)
- 1 of your other subjects may be Critical Skills in 1st year
SECOND AND THIRD YEAR
- You will concentrate on Psychology in 2nd and 3rd year
At the end of first year, students who do not wish to continue with MH106 have the option of continuing in MH101 with their other 2 Arts subjects, or with Psychological Studies and another subject as a Double Major.
Students may apply to study overseas after second year (on Erasmus or Study Abroad) and graduate with a BA (International) after 4 years. See the International Studies website for details.
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International & EU/EFTA Entry Requirements
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2021 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2021
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
Categories of applicant:
- School-leavers (Leaving Certificate students)
- Mature students (23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University/part-time degrees the mature age is 21)
- EU/EFTA/UK students
- International students (outside the EU)
- QQI (Further Education) students
- Transferring students
- Deferring students