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LM102
Psychology

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the QQI, HEA or Higher Education Institutes.

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This four year honours degree in Psychology provides a broad introduction to the discipline, followed by coverage of the core areas of study required for accreditation, as well as allowing you to specialise in advanced areas in your final year of study.

You will cover areas such as social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology as well as personality and individual differences and research methods and statistics. You will also have an opportunity to undertake study abroad as well as work in an area relevant to psychology during your degree.

You will actively engage in laboratory classes and group research exercises throughout the course, culminating in your own final year research project. 

UL Bachelor of Science in Psychology
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for 2018 Entry
Old Code New Code Award Title
ELAXX. 5M3114 General Studies
DCHCC. 5M2786 Community Care
DCHSC. 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSN. 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX. 5M4468 Community Health Services
DHSXX. 5M4339 Healthcare Support
EASSX. 5M2181 Applied Social Studies


Essential Module Requirements:
DCHCC - Community Care, 5M2786 - Community Care, DCHSC - Childcare,  5M2009 - Early Childhood Care and Education, DCHSN - Nursing Studies, 5M4349 - Nursing Studies, DCHSX - Community and Health Services, 5M4468 - Community Health Services, DHSXX - Healthcare Support, 5M4339 - Healthcare Support - Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in a QQI FET Level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 3 of the following:

D20005 - Child Development
or 5N1764 - Child Development

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development

G20003 - Behavioural Science
or 5N2705 - Care Provision and Practice

G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

G20034 - Teamworking
or 5N1367 - Teamworking

EASSX - Applied Social Studies, 5M2181 - Applied Social Studies

D20032 - Human Growth & Development
or 5N1279 - Human Growth and Development

G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

G20034 - Teamworking
or 5N1367 - Teamworking

L22541 - Applied Psychology
5N0754 - Psychology

ELAXX - Liberal Arts, 5M3114 - General Studies

B20029 - Statistics
or 5N2066 - Statistics

G20031 - Social Studies
or 5N1370 - Social Studies

L22312 - Biology of Human Development

L21910 - Psychology of Work
or L22314 - Psychology
or L22541 - Applied Psychology
or 5N0754 - Psychology

L22283 - Personal and Professional Development
or 5N2985 - Personal and Professional Development

N22789 - Psychology

Note: Information for 2018 Entry

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Careers open to you with a degree in Psychology include;

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Research

Psychology graduates go into a range of careers on graduation. Many become professional psychologists having careers in clinical, educational or occupational psychology.

Psychology graduates also pursue careers in research in universities, the public service and voluntary sector. Others use their psychology degree as a graduate basis for careers in other areas such as personnel, education and computing.



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