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Degree - Honours Bachelor

Psychology

University of Limerick - UL
University of Limerick - UL
Course Code
LM102
Career Zone
Level
NFQ Type
Major
Duration
4 Years
Attendence
Full Time
CAO Points 2019 r2
495
Points Change

Course Summary

Psychology LM102
Psychology LM102

This four year honours degree in Psychology provides a broad introduction to the discipline, followed by coverage of the core areas of study required for accreditation, as well as allowing you to specialise in advanced areas in your final year of study.

You will cover areas such as social, developmental, biological and cognitive psychology as well as personality and individual differences and research methods and statistics. You will also have an opportunity to undertake study abroad as well as work in an area relevant to psychology during your degree.

You will actively engage in laboratory classes and group research exercises throughout the course, culminating in your own final year research project. 

Course Details

College Link > LM102 - Psychology

Colleges often have information about the course on their own website, along with other useful information relating to the college. (Note: Not always available)

Career Sectors

This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.

Entry Requirements

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QQI FET/FETAC Links

PLC courses leading to the following QQI Major Awards may be used for entry into this course.

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Note: Information for
Old Code New Code Award Title
DCHSC 5M2009 Early Childhood Care and Education
EASSX 5M2181 Applied Social Studies
DCHCC 5M2786 Community Care
ELAXX 5M3114 General Studies
DHSXX 5M4339 Healthcare Support
DCHSN 5M4349 Nursing Studies
DCHSX 5M4468 Community Health Services

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The Student - Career Interests

This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.

Investigative

The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.

Social

The Social person's interests focus on interacting with the people in their environment. In all cases, the Social person enjoys the personal contact with other people in preference to the impersonal dealings with things, data and ideas found in other groups.

Many will seek out positions where there is direct contact with the public in some advisory role, whether a receptionist or a counsellor. Social people are motivated by an interest in different types of people and like diversity in their work environments. Many are drawn towards careers in the caring professions and social welfare area, whilst others prefer teaching and other 'informing' roles.

Creative

Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

Career Progression

Careers open to you with a degree in Psychology include;

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Forensic Psychology
  • Sports Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Psychological Research

Psychology graduates go into a range of careers on graduation. Many become professional psychologists having careers in clinical, educational or occupational psychology.

Psychology graduates also pursue careers in research in universities, the public service and voluntary sector. Others use their psychology degree as a graduate basis for careers in other areas such as personnel, education and computing.

Further Research

Qualifax
Qualifax Course Page

Qualifax is the National Learners Database. (Note: Link not always available)

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