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Applied Psychology - BSc (Hons)

Course Code: LC324




4 Years


Applied Social Sciences

CAO Points

New for 2022

Course Type

Undergraduate - CAO



Psychology is a broad and diverse field that encompasses the study of human thought, behaviour, development, personality, emotion, motivation, and how all of these operate over the life course and in society.

Applied Psychology is a scientific study especially concerned with the practical applications of the mind, behaviour and of mental processes in relation to everyday life. This includes engagement with education, health, crime, technology and substance use.

What are the entry requirements?

Leaving Certificate 

A minimum of 2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades in six Leaving Certificate subjects, including Mathematics and English or Irish.

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What modules will I study?

Below is the list of provisional modules for this programme. These modules are pending approval from the programme board.

Year 1

In year one students will study the contested nature of psychology, psychology and society, research and study skills, personal development, psychology and the law and psychology and activism.  

Year 2

In the second year of the programme students will examine issues relating to biology and psychology, individual differences, psychometrics, social psychology, developmental psychology, research, managing mental health and loss and grief.  

Year 3

In year 3 students will examine cognitive psychology, advanced social psychology, qualitative and quantitative research methods and work experience preparation and a work experience module.  

Year 4

In the final year of the programme students will study forensic and criminal psychology and an elective on a special topic as well as producing a final year thesis.

Are there opportunities for further study?

Graduates who wish to further their studies can do so in a relevant level 9 course or at PhD level.

What are the career prospects?

Graduates with psychology degrees can expect greater career opportunities than almost any other discipline. 

A graduate of Applied Psychology will have the required foundation to follow a career in psychology including clinical practice and research, as well as a wide range of careers including:

  • Human Resource Management
  • Social and health sciences
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Criminal justice 
  • Industrial psychology
  • Educational psychology
  • Sports psychology
  • Research

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Who is this course suited to?

Applied Psychology is a field of interest to anyone who wants a career that supports individuals, groups or organisations in achieving their goals.

It is a qualification with a wide reach, from consumer behaviour to sports and education, the application of psychology is extensive in today’s modern society



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