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  Paul Galvan
I would advise them to ensure they enjoy working with young people. If possible try to get some teaching experience; I started out as a substitute teacher before applying for my H Dip in Education.

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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This four year honours degree in Psychology provides a broad introduction to the discipline, followed by coverage of the core areas of study required for accreditation, as well as allowing you to specialise in advanced areas in your final year of study.

You will cover areas such as social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology as well as personality and individual differences and research methods and statistics. You will also have an opportunity to undertake study abroad as well as work in an area relevant to psychology during your degree.

You will actively engage in laboratory classes and group research exercises throughout the course, culminating in your own final year research project. 

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UL Bachelor of Science in Psychology

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From College Website...
LM102 - Psychology
University of Limerick

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LM102 - Psychology
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PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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DCHCC  5M2786  Community Care
DCHSC  5M2009  Early Childhood Care and Education
DCHSN  5M4349  Nursing Studies
DCHSX  5M4468  Community Health Services
DHSXX  5M4339  Healthcare Support
EASXX  5M2181  Applied Social Studies
ELAXX  5M3114  General Studies

Essential Module Requirements:

Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC/QQI level 5/6 qualification which must include at least 3 of the following:

DCHCC / 5M2786 / DCHSC / 5M2009 / DCHSN / 5M4349 / DCHSX / 5M4468 /DHSXX / 5M4339
D20005 or 5N1764
D20032 or 5N1279
G20031 or 5N1370
G20034 or 5N1367

D20032 or 5N1279
G20031 or 5N1370
G20034 or 5N1367

B20029 or 5N2066
G20031 or 5N1370
L21910 or L22314 or L22541 or 5N0754
L22283 or 5N2985

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Careers open to you with a degree in Psychology include;

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Research

Psychology graduates go into a range of careers on graduation. Many become professional psychologists having careers in clinical, educational or occupational psychology.

Psychology graduates also pursue careers in research in universities, the public service and voluntary sector. Others use their psychology degree as a graduate basis for careers in other areas such as personnel, education and computing.

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