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Course Code:
MH209
Title:
Psychology (Through Science)
College:
NUI Maynooth
Qualification:
Level on the National Framework of Qualifications
Duration:
4 Years

 

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Psychology is the scientific study of thought, emotion and behaviour. Psychologists examine the various aspects of human experience, such as human emotions, thoughts and actions. They apply their knowledge and skills in clinical, counselling, educational, organisational and academic settings.

Students have the opportunity to study specialist areas such as behavioural neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational modelling, cognitive science, and related themes.

Note that in first year, students must take Mathematics and three subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science#, Experimental Physics and Mathematical Physics.



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CAO Points 
2013 Points

470

Change from 2012: 

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History: 2012 - 465
2011 - 465
2010 - 450
2009 - 460
2008 - 450
2007 - 465
2006 - 465
2005 - 480
2004 - 490
2003 - 480
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