This Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities (Psychology Major) programme offers you the attractive opportunity to obtain a DCU undergraduate degree through online learning, which is more open and flexible than if you registered for a full-time, or part-time, campus-based programme.
This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.
Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities (Psychology Major) degree programme facilitates those interested in pursuing any kind of work that requires critical thinking skills, high quality written expression, and transferable skills such as organisation and time-management, and these skills and abilities are highly valued by employers.
Graduates from the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities (Psychology Major) programme who intend to qualify as professional Psychologists will need to pursue further training in Psychology at Masters or Doctoral level.
As Psychology is such a broad field there are many different routes that graduates may take depending on their areas of interest. As the majority of online learning students are already working, obtaining a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Humanities (Psychology Major) may facilitate advancement in their existing career or it may enable them to change career.
Existing graduates have gone on to careers such as: Human Resource Manager; Psychological Researcher; Research Methods Tutor; Behavioural Therapist; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Therapist; Clinical Psychology assistant/researcher; Special Needs Assistant; and Clinical Co-ordinator for a regional counselling service.