Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Psychology
This four-year, level 8 degree provides graduates with a broad and comprehensive foundation in Psychology—the study of human behaviour and the mind.
We will examine a diversity of interesting questions at the core of psychological research, such as:
- Why does conflict happen, and how can we build positive relationships?
- How do children learn language?
- How do prejudices develop?
- How can we improve our decision making?
- How can individuals with psychological diagnoses be supported?
- How does the brain process and store memories?
You will focus on psychology throughout the entirety of your degree, giving you a strong foundation that will pave the way for your future in the discipline.
A major attribute of this programme is the work placement in Year 3, which provides you with hands on experience of the application of psychology.
In Year 4, students complete a research project in their chosen area of interest – integrating knowledge gained across the 4 years.
The degree has been designed to align closely with the requirements of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), providing a broad base in the core areas of biological psychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology, developmental psychology, individual differences and research methods.
We aim to receive PSI accreditation before the first student cohort finish, which will enhance career opportunities for graduates.
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Why Study this course?
Knowledge and skills
This programme has been designed to meet the current needs of the undergraduate student of Psychology, by providing a valuable insight into a wide variety of psychological subjects.
The programme offers a work placement in year 3, where students can apply learning to a variety of contexts relevant to psychology
Small class size
There is a maximum of 20 students in each group year so you will benefit from small class sizes, good access to academic staff and university supports