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Psychology

Psychology
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree

Entry Routes: Bachelor of Arts - LM002

Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences - LM019

Course code:
LM002 - Arts (Common Entry) | LM019 - BSc in Social Sciences (Common Entry)
Duration:
4 Years

Course leader:
Dr. Chris McInerney (LM002) Prof. Ross Macmillan (LM019)
Email: Tel:
Admissions:
Tel: 00 353 61 202015
Queries: www.ul.ie/admissions-askus

Psychology can be taken on both LM002 Bachelor of Arts & LM019 Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences. Subject combinations & course structures can be reviewed on the appropriate programme page.

About You

If you are the type of person who is interested in investigating the reasons behind why people feel, think and behave the way they do, and in making a difference to people's lives, then you will find this course engaging and stimulating.

Why Study Psychology at UL?

Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour. Over the past century, Psychologists have examined the fascinating variety of human thought and activity and now a degree in Psychology opens up many opportunities to use this knowledge to address important social issues and improve the quality of people's lives.

Psychology spans virtually all aspects of human life and allows us to seek answers to questions such as:

  • What effects do different drugs have on behaviour?
  • How do children develop a sense of self and relationships with others?
  • What effect does our mood have on our ability to remember information?
  • How can we understand mental disorders and help people cope with their illnesses?
  • When and why do people and animals help others in need?
  • What are the roots of prejudice and discrimination and what can be done to resolve intergroup conflict?

By defining and investigating these and other questions, psychologists aim to provide practical solutions to the many personal and social challenges that people face in their everyday lives. By the end of this course, you will have the knowledge and skills essential for a career in Psychology. 

Note 1: Students opting to study Psychology on the BA Arts and BSc. Social Sciences are not eligible to register with the Psychological Society of Ireland. In order to register with the Psychological Society of Ireland, graduates of Psychology from the BA Arts and BSc. Social Sciences will be required to undertake a Master of Arts in Psychology. This is a full-time 1-year conversion course.

Note 2: Places on Psychology within LM002 and LM019 are limited following first year. Progression to continue studying psychology in part two of LM002 & LM019 (from Year Two onward) will be competitive as there are limited places. Progression will be decided on the basis of Autumn Semester Year 1 performance.

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What you will study

Modules are offered on both Bachelor of Arts (LM002) and BSc. Social Sciences (LM019) - Both are subject to change.

Year 1 Semester 1   Semester 2
PS4031 Psychology and Everyday Life PS4032 Psychology and Social Issues
Year 2 Semester 3   Semester 4
PS4021 Psychology: Theory and Method 1   Cooperative Education Placement
PS4041 Practical Psychology 1    
Year 3 Semester 5   Semester 6
  External Academic Placement PS4042 Psychology: Theory and Method 2
    PS4052 Practical Psychology 2
Year 4 Semester 7   Semester 8
PS4022 Psychology of the Personality PS4037 Cognition 1
PS4027 Applied Psychology PS4047 Social Psychology 2

 

Entry requirements

Entry requirements are dependent on your programme of choice. Please click your preferred programme below:

For certain subjects, additional special qualifications specific to individual subjects or disciplines may be determined by the respective departments in accordance with Academic Council regulations.

Applications are especially welcome from Mature Students. Mature applicants must apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1 February.

QQI Entry

Certain QQI Awards are acceptable in fulfilling admission requirements for both LM002 and LM019. More information on the UL Admissions QQI page including a full list of modules.

How to apply

Where are you applying from? How to Apply
Ireland Irish students must apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found here. 
The UK  Students who have completed their A-Levels can apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found on the Academic Registry website. 
The EU EU Students can apply to UL via the CAO. More information can be found on the Academic Registry website.
Non-EU country If you are outside of the EU, you can apply for this degree here.

 

Fees & funding

Student course fees are broken into three components - Student contribution, Student Centre Levy and Tuition Fees.

A number of illustrative examples of fees for this course based on the current fee levels have been set out in the tables below.

An explanation of the components, how to determine status and the criteria involved is provided below the examples as is a list of possible scholarships and funding available.

EU Students with Free fees status in receipt of a SUSI grant

HEA paysTuition Fees€2,558
SUSI paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€5,650

EU Students with Free fees status not in receipt of a grant

HEA paysTuition Fees€2,558
Student paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€5,650

Students with EU fee status not in receipt of a grant

Student paysTuition Fees€2,558
Student paysStudent contribution€3,000
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€5,650

Non-EU Students

Student paysTuition Fees€12,178
Student paysStudent Centre Levy€92
€12,270

Student course fees are comprised of three components:

Student Contribution

Annual charge set by the government for all full-time third level students. All students are liable unless they have been approved for a grant by Student Universal Support Ireland (SUSI). Please refer to https://www.studentfinance.ie to determine your eligibility for a grant and for instructions on how to apply. The curent student contribution is set at €3000.

Student Centre Levy

All students are liable to pay the Student Centre Levy of €90. Please note the Student Centre Levy is not covered by the SUSI Grant.

Tuition Fees

These are based on Residency, Citizenship, Course requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows

  1. Residency
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
  2. Citizenship
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status
  3. Course Requirements (all must be met)
    • You must be a first time full-time undergraduate (Exceptions are provided for students who hold a Level 6 or Level 7 qualification and are progressing to a Level 8 course in the same general area of study).
    • You must be undertaking a full-time undergraduate course of at least 2 year’s duration
    • You cannot be undertaking a repeat year of study at the same level unless evidence of exceptional circumstances eg serious illness is provided (in which case this condition may be waived)

Depending on how you meet these criteria your status will be one of the following -

More information about fees can be found on the Finance website

 

These scholarships are available for this course

Title Award Scholarships available
The Noel Ryan Scholarship
€2,000 per year for 4 years
1 per year

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