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Psychology, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (WUR) Maynooth, Ireland
At the Maynooth University we offer a bachelor degree in Psychology. Students graduate with a Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accredited degree.
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Overview

Psychology is the scientific study of human mental life and behaviour. It involves areas such as Brain and Behaviour, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Psychological Research Methods. The degree in Psychology at the Maynooth University covers all the major theories of psychology, as well as research methods and statistics for psychological data analysis.

You will study Psychology along with two Arts subjects in first year, concentrating on Psychology only in second and third year.

You will use research methods including observation, measurement, hypothesis testing, experimentation, logical inference and statistical analysis. If your ambition is to have a career as a professional psychologist, you will be interested in the variety of career paths are available, both within and outside psychology that an accredited Psychology degree opens up.

Career Option 

  • The BA Psychology is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland. For those who wish to become professional psychologists, the undergraduate degree is only the first stage in professional training that will require an additional two to six years of study and supervised experience.
  • A variety of career paths are available, both within and outside psychology: if your ambition is a career as a professional psychologist, an undergraduate degree is the first stage in professional training that will require an additional two to six years of study and supervised experience.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description

      3 years (BA) or 4 years (BA International)

  • Credits
    180 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction To Practical Experimental Psychology
  • Introduction To Psychological Research Methods And Analysis
  • Introduction To Psychology I: Research Foundations Of Psychology, Biological And Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction To Psychology Ii: Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology And Individual Differences

English Language Requirements

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    6.5

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    92

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    560

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    59

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General Requirements

  • Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2020. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2020.
  • Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13500 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    4317 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4317 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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