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DN519
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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If you have a questioning attitude and good reasoning skills you will enjoy the world openend up by psychology. Psychology has a broad appeal becasue of its links to the social sciences and the arts. 

Psychologists examine the various aspects of human experience, such as human emotions, thoughts and actions. They apply their knowledge and skills in clinical, counselling, educational, organisational and academic settings.

This is a single subject honours degree in Psychology covering the core areas required for accreditation with the Psychology Society of Ireland (PSI), which are biological, developmental, cognitive, social and personality psychology along with course-based and laboratory-based research training.

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Students may choose to spend an Erasmus Study period abroad as part of their degree.

This degree is recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland and as such provides the foundation for further graduate training in any field of psychology as well as a variety of careers including:

- Clinical psychologists
- Research and teaching
- Community care organisations
- Educational psychologists
- Occupational psychologists in management, personnel, training
- Forensic criminology.



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