Featured Advice
What are your interests?

Investigative?

Investigative

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.

Dublin City University - DCU
Dublin City University - DCU
Course Code
D-350
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4-8 Years
Attendence
Full Time

Course Summary

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.

Course Details

College Link > D-350 - Humanities (Psychology Major)

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

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.

Entry Requirements

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website


If you believe the data above to be incorrect, please let us know at info@careersportal.ie - thank you.

QQI FET/FETAC Links

This course does not appear to accept applicants with Further Education and Training (FET) awards. Please check with the college directly - sometimes this data is not published openly, or special arrangements may be available.

Points Calculator for QQI Awards:
Details of the QQI scoring system and a points calculator can be found  HERE

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.

Social

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.

Investigative

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.

Career Progression

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.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

DISCLAIMER: These links are to official sources of information for this course - we accept no responsibility for the information on them.

College Profile

College News

The Skills needed for the 21st Century Workplace
Posted by Dublin City University
DCU and FutureLearn announce new scholarships to mark World Refugee Day
Posted by Dublin City University
DCU announces global partnership with online education platform FutureLearn
Posted by Dublin City University
Dublin City University launches national initiative to celebrate the transformative role of teachers
Posted by Dublin City University

College Events

August
02
12:00 AM
VIP Fresher Competition Deadline 2019
Dublin City University - DCU
November
15
12:00 AM
Open Day
Dublin City University - DCU
November
15
10:00 AM
Guidance Counsellor Seminar
Dublin City University - DCU
November
16
12:00 AM
Open Day
Dublin City University - DCU
November
16
12:00 AM
Open Day - St. Patrick's Campus
Dublin City University - DCU