The B.A. in Psychology offers a broad introduction to the field of Psychology and its major sub-disciplines. Over 3 years (or 4 year part-time) learners engage with the core areas in psychology including developmental, social, and cognitive psychology, abnormal psychology and psychotherapy and neuropsychology. A significant component of the programme is also dedicated to equipping learners with a strong capability in research methods, culminating in an independent research project.
The BA (Hons) psychology degree has been granted accreditation by the Psychology Society of Ireland (PSI). Click here to learn more.
What are my career opportunities?
A degree in Psychology can lead to wide range of careers, both psychology based and in other areas.
For graduates seeking a career as a professional psychologist, this degree represents (subject to PSI accreditation) a necessary step and a precursor for post-graduate study in the chosen specialist area of Psychology. Professional psychologists can work in Education, as Clinical Psychologists, Forensic Psychologists, Health Psychologist, Occupational Psychologists and as private practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy, in addition to other careers. Please see the British Psychological Society careers page for more info.
For graduates seeking a career which might build on the skills and knowledge gained during their studies, the good news is that psychology graduates are in high demand both in Ireland and further afield. Graduates with Psychology degrees can be found working in such diverse areas as marketing, human resources, consultancy, academia, finance, health and wellbeing and others.