Psychology is the scientific study of human mental life and behaviour. It involves areas such as Brain and Behaviour, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Psychological Research Methods. The degree covers all the major theories of psychology, as well as research methods and statistics for psychological data analysis.
> Students graduate with a Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accredited degree.
> You will study Psychology along with two Arts subjects in first year, concentrating on Psychology only in second and third year.
> You will study the human mind and behaviours with the rigours of scientific testing.
> You will use research methods including observation, measurement, hypothesis testing, experimentation, logical inference and statistical analysis.
> If your ambition is to have a career as a professional psychologist, you will be interested in the variety of career paths are available, both within and outside psychology that an accredited Psychology degree opens up.
- Psychology plus 2 Arts subjects (or Critical Skills) in 1st year – choose from groups 1, 3, 4, 5 (maximum one per group)
- You will concentrate on Psychology in 2nd and 3rd year
- At the end of 1st 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 2nd 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 2020 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
01 February 2020
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