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.