BA Arts (Psychology)

NUI Galway

Course Overview

Psychology is the study of behavior and mental processes, and includes individual and social, human and animal, normal and abnormal aspects.

First year Psychology is taken with two other subjects selected from the extensive Arts menu. Second year and third year (the final year) of the BA in Psychology involve only courses in Psychology. The BA in Psychology satisfies the requirements for graduate membership of relevant professional societies (the Psychological Society of Ireland and the British Psychological Society), and the degree qualifies graduates for entry to specialist postgraduate professional programmes in Ireland, the UK, the US and elsewhere.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?


What is the length of the course?

3 Years Full-time

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places


Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 15,500

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • Psychology prepares you for a diversity of interdisciplinary fields, including neuroscience, sports science, health promotion and education.
  • Researchers in the field of psychology also work as lecturers in third-level colleges or other research settings.
  • Graduates have gone on to do further training to become professional psychologists (e.g., a clinical or occupational psychologist) and work in a variety of settings.
  • Many graduates also find their psychology degree helps them in nonpsychology professions, such as banking, the media, information technology and management and the criminal justice system.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

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As part of your application, you will be required to submit:

  • Your academic history and transcripts (Actual and/or Predicted Grades)
  • Proof of English proficiency (typically IELTS or TOEFL scores)
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • A copy of your passport
  • Personal Statement
  • CV/Resume
  • Extra requests for certain courses

Minimum entry requirements

Minimum Grade H5 in two subjects and passes in four other subjects at O6/H7 Grades in the Leaving Certificate, including Irish, English, another language, and three other subjects recognized for entry purposes.

English Requirements

Arts/Business/Law (No less than 5.5 in any Component)
IELTS: 6.5 Overall
Pearson (PTE): 61
Duolingo English Test (DET)**: 110
• Temporary measure for 2020 only in response to COVID-19

Special Entry Requirements


Career Prospects

The BA in Psychology provides the foundation for professional careers in psychology, as well as careers in a host of cognate areas. Graduates are to be found across all employment sectors, including:
• Social and health services
• Counselling and therapy
• Industry and commerce
• Civil service
• Education
• The defence forces
• Journalism and the media
• Sport and recreation
• Organisation and management
• The criminal justice system