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.
- Students graduate with a Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accredited degree.
- In third year students have the option of spending one semester on work placement or studying abroad, and one semester on a research internship (all subject to availability).
- 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.
- Choose 1 other Science subject from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Engineering Science or Experimental Physics
- Psychology as a Single Major subject
- Optional 10 credit Critical Skills or Elective
- 1 semester on work placement (subject to availability) or studying abroad and 1 semester on a research internship
- Psychology studied as a Single Major subject
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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, O4/H7 Mathematics & O6/H7 in a Science subject (i.e. Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, or Physics with Chemistry). MH209 Round 1 Points 2023: 499
Also consider Psychological Studies in the Bachelor of Arts degree MH101.
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