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DC208
Psychology

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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.

Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
4 Years
Duration of course
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510

2014 Points

510

Change from 2013: 

10

Points History:

2013 - 500*
2012 - 500
2011 - 490
2010 - 480
2009 - New

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Psychology is concerned with all aspects of behaviour and the thoughts, feelings and motivations underlying such behaviour.

Core subjects include research, design and quantitative methods, cognitive psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences, educational psychology, sports psychology, health psychologyy.


 
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A degree in psychology can lead to graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland, the professional body for the profession of psychology. The first step in developing a career in psychology involves the successful completion of an undergraduate degree in psychology. Further education and training is subsequently required to work as a psychologist in professional settings such as clinical, counselling, organisational, health, educational, sport or academic settings.



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