BA (Hons) Psychology and Computing

University College Cork

Course Overview

Technology is becoming increasingly involved in every aspect of our lives, from driving to sleeping, from education to our relationships.

In order to ensure that these developments have positive impacts on our lives, we need people with expertise in both human behaviour and technology design.
People with skills in Psychology and Computing have a unique insight into the needs and abilities of technology users, and the skills to design, develop and evaluate technology in areas such as education, e-health, mental health, interaction with A.I., and supports for people with disabilities.

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Cork City

What is the length of the course?

3 or 4 years

When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?


Placement options

Students will have the opportunity of undertaking an optional work placement in year three in industry and other organisations. The objective is to provide students with learning opportunities in relevant work settings in which they are expected to develop skills as well as demonstrate integration of theory and practice from the course.

Application Closing Date

Open for applications

Number of Places

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 16,080

Living Costs per year

€ 10,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits

  • First degree programme of its kind in Ireland and amongst the first internationally
  • Opportunity to undertake work placement in 3rd year
  • Guaranteed entry to an accredited Psychology conversion course for graduates with 2H1 result[LC1]
  • Skills and experience attained will result in high graduate demand
  • Option for graduates to specialise in Psychology or Computer Science via a conversion course
  • Final year project will involve technology prototype design and evaluation, will be people focused, and will be led by staff from both Applied Psychology and Computer Science.

Entry requirements

How to Apply

Once you are ready to start your application, please click on APPLY NOW

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


  • Example of high school qualifications that are considered for Year 1 entry are as follows:
    A-Level, IB Diploma, US Diploma, SAT, ACT, AP, ILC, HKDSE, STPM, CBSE, CISCE, ATAR, CAPE and NCEA.
  • If you have a different high school qualification you may have to apply for a foundation programme.


  • Students who do not meet entry requirements for Year 1 can apply for a foundation programme at most universities. Contact our counsellors for further details and advice on a suitable course for you.

English Requirements

Duolingo English Test (DET): DET score of 120 or better
Please note: Applicants scoring DET 110 or 115 will be required to sit a UCC Language Centre Skills Check before receiving an offer. Applicants presenting with one of these two scores should contact the UG EU Admissions Office directly by emailing admissions@ucc.ie.

UCC has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake.

IELTS: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 6.5 Minimum individual sections 5.5.
TOEFL: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes

  • TOEFL 90: Listening 17; Reading 18; Speaking 20; Writing 17
    Pearson PTE Academic: College of Arts, Celtic Studies, and Social Sciences: All Programmes. 63 Minimum individual sections 51.”

Special Entry Requirements

Career Prospects

Graduates of this programme will offer employers a unique combination of technical software related skills, research skills, and psychological training. As a graduate of this degree, you will be well trained for careers in a wide range of areas, including roles in which you will creatively apply the most engaging user interface design ideas and work practices with multi-disciplinary teams to design and develop products and services as well as positions in which you will develop an understanding of the requirements for technology, improve the design of technology, or evaluate the effectiveness of technology.