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BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology University College Cork

Ireland

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Summary

As a student on the BA Applied Psychology, you get a chance to engage with a wide breadth of topics. The degree follows a rich, varied and challenging curriculum, from history to neuroscience, culture to biology, from children to the elderly, from professional skills to statistical and laboratory skills. The scope of psychology can be seen in the variety of areas that staff in Applied Psychology in UCC research, which includes examining:

how children learn and develop
sensorimotor processes such as those involved in falling
the interpersonal processes involved in caring which may lead to healthier, experientially richer ageing
people’s engagement with social media and games and how technology could be designed to give people a chance for a richer life
adolescent health and wellbeing and how it can be improved

We aim to provide you with an education in Psychology which meets the highest world standards, while recognising our established and on-going commitment to the application and use of that knowledge.

The BA Applied Psychology is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland, which entitles you to apply for postgraduate training in psychology in the specific area in which you choose to specialise.

The Applied Psychology course is an excellent preparation and grounding for future psychologists. More than 90% of our graduates are in employment in a field of psychology or are in postgraduate training.

Some of the unique aspects of our course include:

course is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland, recognised by the British Psychological Society, and widely accepted internationally
strong, internationally recognised research by staff
staff are committed to and engaged in mentoring psychology undergraduates
committed to supporting work experience among students
graduates can progress to a wide variety of postgraduate training, in Cork and beyond.

Skills and Careers Information

Internationally, psychology graduates enjoy better job prospects than almost any other discipline. Over the past five years 94% of graduates were working or taking further training. As a graduate of Applied Psychology, you will have the required foundation to follow a career in psychology including clinical practice and research. You will also use your knowledge of psychology in a wide range of careers including:

  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Human Resource Management
  • Advertising & Marketing
  • Social and health services
  • Criminal justice system
  • Industry
  • Research

Course options

Here are the different ways in which you can study BA (Hons) in Applied Psychology.

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees

€13,000.00 (10,24,969) per year

From

07-Sep-20

Venue

University College Cork

College Road,

CORK,

Cork,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirement for international students

Non-EU candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to the Irish Leaving Certificate. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.

IELTS: 6.0 Minimum individual sections 5.5

TOEFL 80: Listening - 17; Reading - 18; Speaking - 20; Writing 17

CPE Cambridge Proficiency: 169 overall with not less than 162 in each element of the test

Pearson PTE Academic: 59 Minimum individual sections 51

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