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Course Code:
DC208
Title:
Psychology
College:
DCU
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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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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