There are two main ways of studying Applied Psychology at UCC:
One route is the Honours Degree in Arts, called the CK101 route. Here you will do Applied Psychology as part of a general Honours degree in Arts. You cover a broad range of subjects, and you can decide how much or how little psychology you want to do each year, to the limit imposed by the CK101 course.
The other main route is the Honours Degree in Applied Psychology, the CK106 route. The number of Leaving Cert points required is much higher for this route than it is for the Honours Degree in Arts (CK101) and the depth of study in psychology is also much greater. At the end of the three-year course, if you graduate with Honours, you are eligible to register with the Psychological Society of Ireland as a Graduate Member (and through that with other European professional psychology bodies). This is the way to go if you want to specialise in an aspect of professional psychology after graduation.
Follow the " School Leavers " links to find information about psychology as hosted by the Psychological Society of Ireland and the British Psychological Society for more information about careers in psychology.
We often find students who enter UCC to do Honours in Arts and discover the attraction of psychology. For these students, we offer the two year Higher Diploma in Psychology which enables an Honours in Arts degree graduate to follow a career path in psychology.
In addition to these two main routes, you will find that some courses at UCC also offer some psychology modules as part of their curriculum.
If more than three years has passed since you left school and you have as yet not done a degree course in psychology, you may enter the department as a Mature Student . UCC is committed to the provision of educational opportunity to mature students on full-time undergraduate degree programmes, and offers a dedicated support service to you.
If you already have an Honours degree in psychology (i.e., you are eligible to join the Psychological Society of Ireland as a Graduate Member) then you may consider either doing a taught postgraduate degree in our department or entering our department on a " PhD by research " track.
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Taught Postgraduate Courses
The School of Applied Psychology has a number of taught postgraduate training courses, and you can find out more about each by following the links below. Please note that some courses do not run every year and that there are very specific deadlines as to when you should apply by.
This course does not qualify you to become a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Should you wish to do so you would need to complete a Higher Diploma in Psychology. For further information about the School’s HDip Conversion Course please refer to http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/postgrad/what/acsss/hdip/psych/
Contact School of Applied Psychology: T:+353 (0)21 021 490 4551 | E: firstname.lastname@example.org | F:+353 (0)21 021 427 0439 |
Addr: School of Applied Psychology, Cork Enterprise Centre, North Mall, Cork. |