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  Paul Meany

Need to have a belief about the value of the sort of education provided by the school to which you are applying.

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DB562
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
3 Years
Duration of course
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225

2014 Points

225

Change from 2013: 

25

Points History:

2013 - 200
2012 - 235
2011 - 215
2010 - 200
2009 - 215
2008 - 185
2007 - 230
2006 - 195
2005 - 205
2004 - 200
2003 - 240
2002 - 240
2001 - 245
2000 - 245

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The core elements of this course include research, design, quantitative methods, lab sessions, research projects, biological causes of behaviour, child and family psychology, psychology of personality, and social psychology.College has confirmed that the BA (Hons) Psychology in DBS is fully accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).


 
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DB562 - Psychology
Dublin Business School

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DB562 - Psychology
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To view the Leaving Certificate minimum entry requirements for this course, Click Here [Source: Qualifax]

To view Mature Entry requirements, or alternative requirements, please visit Qualifax or the Colleges' website from the links available in the Course Details section above.

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This course will accept any FETAC Major award as an entry requirement. Click on the link below to view a list of FETAC courses that are from the same career sector. Note you can expand the list by using the filters on the list page.

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Essential Module Requirements:
Three Distinctions


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Details of the 2013/14 scoring system and a FETAC calculator can be found HERE

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This course may lead to a career in clinical psychology, research, teaching, community care, occupational psychology, personnel, training, management, or criminology.



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