Course Details

Course Code:
DPPSYCUFA
Duration:
1 Year
Award:
Diploma
Qualification:
NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Education and Health Sciences
Course Type: Taught, Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
Application Deadline:

Contact(s):

Name: Prof. Stephen Gallagher
Email: Stephen.Gallagher@ul.ie

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Brief Description

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This programme is designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in psychology and in particular would like to pursue a career in psychology. This is for candidates who have an existing honours degree (e.g. teaching, physiotherapy, nursing, sports science,and social care among others) but lack the required credits to apply for a psychology conversion course. 

Completion of this programme awards students with a 60-credit diploma in psychology which makes them eligible to apply for the MA in Psychology. 

Contact the course director Prof Stephen Gallagher stephen.gallagher@ul.ie if you are interested.

 

This programme is primarily designed to meet the needs of those who are interested in psychology and in particular would like to pursue a career in psychology. To have a career in psychology, you must have an accredited undergraduate degree in psychology. It is possible for those who don’t have an accredited degree, but do have an honours degree already to do a psychology conversion course. Entry to those conversion courses, such as our MA in Psychology here in UL, require applicants to have studied 60-credits in psychology in their own degrees. If you don’t have the 60-credits, then this programme is suitable for you. On completion you get a 60-Credit diploma in Psychology (exit award is 30 credits) which makes you eligible to apply for most conversion course. 

There are 10 modules in the Diploma

PS3001                  Applying Theory and Method in Psychology 1

PS3011                  Applications of Psychology for Real Life

PS3021                  Practical and Research Psychology 1

PS3031                  Applied Psychology and Practice

PS3041                  Perspectives of Abnormal and Clinical Psychology

PS3002                  Psychology of Healthcare Practice

PS3022                  Perspectives on Social Identity

PS3051                  Application of Psychology to Social Issues

PS3061                  Applying Theory and Method in Psychology 2

PS3071                  Practical and Research Psychology 2

In these modules you will cover aspect of personality, stress, biological aspects of behaviour and learn about, and conduct research in psychology.

On Completion of this , You’ll be able to

  • Discuss their knowledge of psychology and the science of human behaviour to the real world.
  • Critically engage with psychological theory and debates.
  • Choose the most appropriate research  methods for specific psychological research questions;
  • Describe where and how psychology is applied in the real world.

Any honours degree, minimum 2:2 Award and an interest in pursuing a career in psychology.

EU €5,400   and non-EU  €10,800   

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Who is this course for?

This programme is for those who are interested in psychology and in particular would like to pursue a career in psychology.   It is possible for those who don’t have an accredited degree, but do have an honour degree already to do this  psychology conversion course.

Entry to those conversion courses, such as our MA in Psychology here in UL, require applicants to have studied 60-credits in psychology in their own degrees. If you don’t have the 60-credits, then this programme is suitable for you. . On completion of this programme  you get a 60-Credit diploma in Psychology  which makes you eligible to apply for the MA in Psychology 

Will I be able to do this course while I work?

Yes 

What types of roles will they be working in before?

Some people will have prior careers as teachers, physiotherapists, sport scientists or social care professionals including nurses and midwifes among others. Other will come direct from other degree programmes.

 

What software/ programmes will I be using?

SPSS will be used for the statistics and research modules. The online teaching platform will be SULIS.