Undergraduate
BSc (Hons) Psychology

University College Dublin

Course Overview


If you have a questioning attitude and good reasoning skills, you will really enjoy the world opened up by Psychology.

Psychology has links to the natural sciences, the social sciences and the arts, so it is likely to appeal to a wide variety of people. The course has core modules that will introduce you to major theories and research methods, and you will also have a chance to choose option modules in specialist areas of psychology (e.g. counselling, clinical psychology and forensic psychology).

What you need to know

Where is the course located?

Dublin City

What is the length of the course?

3 Years Full-time


When can I apply?

You can apply today

When does the course start?

September

Placement options

The School of Psychology has exchange agreements with: Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, Spain, Free University, Berlin, Germany, Georgetown University, Washington, USA, University of Groningen, the Netherlands.


Application Closing Date

Open for an application

Number of Places

88

Fees and Funding

Non-EU Tuition Fees

€ 19,900 p.a.

Living Costs per year

€ 12,000

Application Fee

€ 60

Features and Benefits


  • The degree is recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland and, as such, provides the foundation for further graduate training in any field of psychology, as well as for a wide variety of careers, including: Clinical psychology, Educational psychology, Organisational psychology
  • Psychology has links to the natural sciences, the social sciences and the arts, so it is likely to appeal to a wide variety of people.
  • There are also career opportunities in research alongside other social scientists, such as economists and sociologists.
  • The School of Psychology has exchange agreements with: Université Catholique de l’Ouest, France, Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid, Spain, Freie Universität, Berlin, Germany, Georgetown University, Washington, USA, University of Groningen, the Netherlands

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•Leaving Certificate: Minimum grade of second-class honours, grade 1 (2.1) in first Honours Bachelor’s degree (NFQ Level 8). The degree can be in any discipline.

Minimum entry requirements

YEAR 1 ENTRY

  • 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.

FOUNDATION YEAR ENTRY

  • 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

• IELTS: An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version.
• TOEFL:

  1. A minimum score of 600 in the paper-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL PBT), with Test of Written English at 475+
  2. A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (Ibt) with a score of at least 20 in each section.

• Pearson English Language Text: Minimum of 63 and at least 59 for each item in the Communicative Skills section.
• Temporary measure for 2020 ONLY (Response to Covid 19): For students affected by testing centre closures due to COVID-19, UCD has approved the use of the Duolingo English Test (DET) as a temporary measure for the 2020 intake. The minimum requirement will be a DET score of 110. An interview may be required in conjunction with this.

Special Entry Requirements

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Career Prospects


The degree is recognized by the Psychological Society of Ireland and, as such, provides the foundation for further graduate training in any field of psychology, as well as for a wide variety of careers, including:
• Clinical psychology
• Educational psychology
• Organisational psychology
• Forensic psychology
• Counselling psychology
• Health psychology.
There are also career opportunities in research alongside other social scientists, such as economists and sociologists.

Notes


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