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.
As part of an Arts degree, this subject is one of four subjects you choose in first year. In second and third year you continue with two of the subjects taken in First Arts. It may be possible to take an extra year studying abroad.
Restricted Entry Subjects: students should note that they may choose only ONE from the following traditional Arts subjects: Beginners' German, Léann an Aistriúcháin, Legal Studies, Information Technology, Mathematics and Psychology.
Each of the above subjects has restrictions on entry to Second Arts based upon performance in First Arts. Therefore, successful completion of the subject in First Arts may not guarantee progression to Second Arts in that subject. For this reason, the College does not permit any student to register for more than ONE restricted entry subject.
Psychology is offered at First Arts of the BA degree (Omnibus Entry – CAO Code GY101) and BA CONNECT programmes (CAO Code GY105, GY110, GY111, GY114, GY115). Psychological Studies is offered to degree level in Second Arts and Final Arts, taken as a subject in combination with one other subject.
Psychology is offered as a double subject in Second and Final Arts of the BA (Psychology) degree (CAO Code GY104) to students who successfully complete first year of that programme. Places may be awarded to students to transfer to the BA (Psychology) from the BA degree (Omnibus only) and will be decided on merit, based on the results of the First Sitting (Semester 1 and Semester 2) of the First Arts examination in the student's first year of attendance (2013–2014), where the student must have passed all four subjects outright (40% or higher). There will be no option of repeating the examination with a view to obtaining a second year place.
Limited numbers of students are admitted to Second Arts in Legal Studies (100) and Psychological Studies (100). Places will be decided on merit, based on the results of the First Sitting (Semester 1 and Semester 2) of the First Arts examination in the student's first year of attendance (2013–2014), where the student must have passed all four subjects outright (40% or higher)