BA (Honours) in Psychology

Description: BA (Honours) in Psychology
Duration: 4 years
NFQ Level: Level 8
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Psychology is the fascinating study of the human mind and seeks to understand how we think, act and feel. In this degree you will look at compelling questions such as: What shapes our personality? How do children develop and learn? What influences our well-being? Why do we sometimes forget things? What gives some teams an edge over others?

The psychology degree at NCI will set you on an amazing journey of discovery. It will also equip you for a range of careers. Your degree could see you eventually working in a number of clinical and psychological settings, or alternatively in business areas such as marketing, management and human resources, in sports, education, and social work among others. It is a degree that gives you a variety of career choices and the option of further postgraduate study.

Our psychology degree is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). The PSI is the professional body for psychology in the Republic of Ireland with accreditation enabling honours graduates of our degree to pursue further professional training in psychology.

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Working with our dedicated and experienced psychology faculty, you will gain a solid grounding in the core areas of psychology including cognitive psychology, personality and individual differences, lifespan development, social psychology, research methods and biological psychology, as well as specialised topics such as workplace psychology, criminal psychology and cyberpsychology.

You will cover all the major theoretical perspectives including those of Freud, Jung and Pavlov, and will be encouraged to apply these theories to the world around you through an interesting range of projects and assignments. Studying psychology will take you through some of the darker and the dazzling aspects of the human condition. This degree will give you an excellent broad knowledge in psychology and the ability to later specialise in the areas you most enjoy.

As a graduate of this course you will:

  • Understand the principles of psychology and gain a broad understanding of human behaviour
  • Learn how to critically analyse psychology problems and how to conduct scientific research
  • Apply your knowledge of psychology to the workplace, the community and society

NCI’s psychology course has been accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). This approval enables graduates to apply for professional postgraduate courses in such specialisms as clinical, educational, occupational and counselling psychology. If you have an interest in human behaviour and wish to open up a range of careers then this course will be tremendously rewarding and valuable.

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