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
Psychological Studies is a subject in the Bachelor of Arts degree MH101. There is no transfer option from MH101 into MH106.
Duration: 3 years or 4 years (with Erasmus/study abroad option)
- Psychology plus 2 other Bachelor of Arts subjects from BA groups 1, 3, 4, 5 (maximum one per group). See BA groups table.
- 1 of your other subjects may be Critical Skills in 1st year
2nd & 3rd year
- At the end of 1st year, students who do not wish to continue with MH106 have the option of transferring to the Bachelor of Arts degree (MH101) and continuing with their other 2 Arts subjects, or with Psychological Studies and another subject as a Double Major
- Students who remain in MH106 concentrate on Psychology in 2nd and 3rd year
- Option of an Elective in 2nd year
There is no transfer option from MH101 into MH106 however.
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 applicants are assessed separately to school-leavers. Mature applicants are 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time/flexible degrees the mature age is 21.
Mature applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for any written tests that may be required, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2024 to the Access Office.
Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2024
Leaving Certificate Applicants
Required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7 and O6/H7 in Irish, English, 3rd language. MH106 Round 1 Points 2023: 533
HEAR and DARE
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
THE MAYNOOTH EDUCATION
Click here for details about optional Critical Skills courses, Electives and degree pathways.
APPLY TO THE CAO
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