Psychology (L6, 10 ECTS)
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Applied Social Sciences
Flexible & Professional
Do you find yourself asking questions like… ‘how did that happen?’ or ‘why did I do that?’. This Certificate in Psychology course is for anyone who has an interest in human behaviour and a desire to understand themselves and others in a new way. Perhaps you have always been curious about Psychology and wanted to know what it is really about? Or perhaps you work with people and have come to a point where you want to develop yourself and your skillset that bit more? This course is a solid introduction to the field of psychology and there are no prerequisites to take this programme.
The aim of this programme is to expose learners to a range of perspectives within psychology. Learners will reflect on the varied perspectives for understanding the person and the way in which thinking develops. They will also explore social psychological themes to give them a greater understanding of the link between the individual and social interactions. The programme will give participants an understanding of the complex and multifaceted influences on human thinking and behaviour.
What are the entry requirements?
Applicants must be 18 years or older and must demonstrate an interest in the field of Psychology.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE: Applicants who do not have English as their first language must ensure they satisfy English Language requirements. For entry to undergraduate courses, a minimum score of 5.5 in an IELTS exam is required. For postgraduate courses, a minimum of 6.0 is required. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their English proficiency meets these requirements.
What modules will I study?
The Certificate in Psychology consists of two 5 credit modules:
Module 1: Psychology, identities and the person
This will help you learn about the main branches of psychology including; psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive, humanistic and positive. We will explore how each of these different branches of psychology views a person/identity. This programme will give you an opportunity to learn about the complex and multifaceted influences on human thinking and behaviour.
Module 2: Psychology: interactions, families and social issues
As human beings we are born into and live our lives in a group(s). Who you are as a person is embedded in the social world where much of the time we are influencing others and they in turn are also influencing us. In this module, you will explore how psychology can help us understand some of the really important ‘group’ experiences of our lives such as; relationships, family and working in groups. It will help you understand how the presence of other people impacts profoundly on human behaviour.
This programme is delivered via blended learning. It is run over 2 terms from October 2021 until April 2022. For each term, you attend 2 full days on our Limerick campus and the rest of the delivery is online.
Tues Oct 5th 7pm until 9pm (online)
Sat Oct 9th 10am till 5pm (on campus)
Sat Oct 23rd 10am till 1pm (online)
Sat Nov 6th 10am till 1pm (online)
Sat Nov 20th 10am till 1pm (online)
Sat Dec 4th 10am till 5pm (on campus)
Sat Dec 11th 10am till 12pm (online)
Tues Jan 18th 7pm till 9pm (online)
Sat Jan 22nd 10am till 5pm (on campus)
Sat Feb 5th 10am till 1pm (online)
Sat Feb 19th 10am till 1pm (online)
Sat March 5th 10am till 1pm (online)
Sat March 19th 10am till 5pm (on campus)
Sat April 2nd 10am till 12pm (online)
What will the time commitment be?
Each 5 credits will normally equate to approximately 100 Total Learning Hours. Total Learning Hours includes the time you spend in class (lectures, tutorials, practical elements) and the time you spend completing work outside of college. The balance between these two varies by discipline, and by level of study. You should bear in mind that the workload will increase at particular times e.g. when assignments are due.
There are 2 assignments for Module 1 and 2 assignments for Module 2. There are no exams.
Certificate in Psychology (Special Purpose Award Level 6, 10 Credits)
Wed Sept 29th by 5pm
For queries relating to course content
Contact: Marie A Walsh
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