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Applied 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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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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4 Years
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The course will be relevant to anyone wishing to pursue a longer-term career in psychology. It is also an ideal stepping stone to post-graduate study either within psychology or in other areas of social science.

You will develop skills in research, problem-solving, critical thinking and analysis, communication and professional development. Crucially, this course also provides an opportunity to gain experience in a work-related setting.

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AL870 - Applied Psychology

From Qualifax...
AL870 - Applied Psychology
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Number of Reserved Places:  3 places

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services

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A degree in Psychology can lead to a comprehensive list of careers including roles in clinical psychology, counselling, education, health, forensics, sport, HR Management, and Business. The broader skills learned – such as critical thinking, communication, teamwork, research and project management skills – are also desirable for employers in a wide range of sectors

Graduates who decide not to continue further training in psychology will find that a primary degree in psychology is a valuable qualification. It combines high levels of literacy and numeracy, experience in working both individually and within teams, as well as analysing data and carrying out research.

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