Reasons to study psychology
There are many reasons to study psychology, from career prospects to personal interest.
Psychology is a fascinating area of study. It will help you understand human behaviour and mental processes and allow you to better understand how we think act and feel. If you are considering studying psychology you probably already know what an interesting subject it is to study. Our psychology courses look at some of the important questions such as why do people act the way they do? What shapes our personality? How do we learn and change throughout our life? If you are interested in a deeper understanding of the human condition you should consider studying psychology.
This is a good enough reason in itself but there are several other reasons why you should consider a course in psychology.
A psychology degree is one that is increasingly valued by employers who value the analytical and reasoning skills it gives you. Caroline Kennedy, Careers & Opportunities Officer at NCI, has remarked:
“The psychology course has proven incredibly popular because of the sheer range of options that it opens up to graduates. The PSI accreditation means that graduates can pursue further professional training in any number of areas, depending on their particular interest – anything from clinical, educational to occupational psychology, and more. Not every graduate will go on to become a practising psychologist, but they will gain all manner of transferable skills and knowledge, that will be attractive to any employer. With strong research and communication skills, and an understanding of why people act the way they do, graduates could end up working anywhere from marketing, management and HR, to sports or healthcare – it’s a degree that gives you a huge variety of options.”
Students who choose the BA (Honours) in Psychology at National College of Ireland have two study options: