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D-350
Humanities (Psychology Major)

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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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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This is an honours degree programme, which provides students with a focused, tailored programme of education in Psychology.

This is not a CAO entry course - course fees required - apply directly to the college.

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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.



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