Studies in Psychology is a broad introduction to practice, theory and research in the field of psychology and will develop your knowledge in all the coreareas of modern psychology. These include cognitive, biological, developmental, abnormaland forensic psychology.
You will develop an understandingof how psychological theory can be applied to understand people and how experiences,behaviours and attitudes are developed throughout the lifespan.
Graduates of the BA Studiesin Psychology may complete a Higher Diploma in Psychology as a pathway to becoming eligiblefor postgraduate training in psychology in whichever area they choose to specialise.
You will complete courses that examine psychology from a philosophical and cultural perspective, that enhance critical thinking and scientific communication skills and that develop an understanding of the main modern fields of psychology.
Year 1 Modules (All 5 credits):
Psychology as Science
Introduction to Biological Perspectives on Psychology
Introduction to Development and Social Psychology
Year 2 Modules:
Biological Basis of Behaviour; Development Psychology; History of Philosophy of Psychology; Individual Differences; Social Psychology; Introduction to Neuroscience; Perception and Attention; Psychology of Aging; Psychology of Everyday Life
Year 3 Modules:
Forensic Psychology; Special Educational Needs; Positive Psychology; The Psychology of Ageing; Work Psychology; Applied Biological Psychology; Applied Development Psychology; Applied Social Psychology; Evolutionary Psychology; Health Psychology Varieties of Belonging: Identity and Participation; Applied Biological Psychology; Cognition and Performance Across the Lifespan; Behavioural and Cognitive Neurosciences; People and Technology
See the College Calendar for additional information on Programmes and the Book of Modules for further information on modules.
Course Code: CK101, CK108
Course Title: Arts
Subject Title: Studies in Psychology Arts BA (Hons)
College: Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BA (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2016/17 the Student Contribution Charge will be EUR 3,000 and the Capitation Fee will be EUR 165.
2017 Entry Requirements: Refer to CK101 and CK108
Entry Points: CK101: 350 in 2015. CK108: 475 in 2015
Expected lecture hours:In year 1, you benefit from a high level of contact with academic staff and take three modulesin Applied Psychology. Classes are timetabled over the week, and some of the practical sessions have a compulsory attendance requirement.
Expected reading hours:As with all undergraduate degrees, there is an expectationthat you will devote time before and after scheduled lectures and practicals to reading, research anddeveloping your knowledge across all courses in the degree.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment.
A variety of assessment methods are used on this course, reflecting the emphasis on the development of and application of psychological knowledge.
Both exam-based assessments and essays are used, and modules may also incorporate reflective journals, case studies and class presentations into the assessment strategy.
The degree also uses some online learning technologies and so some modules have assessments that involve participation in online discussion forums and other online assessments.
Refer to CK101and CK108. Students choose Arts subjects when registering for first year.
Further Contact Information
Dympna O Donovan
The School of Applied Psychology
T:+353 (0)21 490 4551