2021/2022

BA (Hons) (Psychology and Computing) - CK121

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The BA (Hons) (Psychology and Computing) is a three year degree without placement. Applicants must fulfil the minimum entry requirement specified here.

To be eligible for the award of the BA (Hons) (Psychology and Computing) degree, a student will be required to have achieved 180 credits by obtaining 60 credits in each of First, Second and Third Arts (Psychology and Computing). A student may not register for more than 60 credits in one year.

BA (Hons) (Psychology and Computing) (Work Experience) Pathway (see here)
The BA (Hons) (Psychology and Computing) (Work Experience) Pathway is a four year degree which enables students to undertake a 60 credit work placement for one academic year in Third Year. Placement is optional. Students register for this pathway at the beginning of Second Year.

In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Psychology and Computing a student must have satisfactorily attended, subsequent to entry to the programme, modules amounting to 60 credits as follows:

AP1022 Social Psychology (5 credits)
AP1035
Introduction to Neuroscience, Perception and Attention (5 credits)
AP1040 Research Design and Statistical Analyses I (5 credits)
AP1046 People and Technology (5 credits)
AP1104 Research Methods in Psychology I (5 credits)
AP1107 User Experience (UX) Design (5 credits)
CS1021 Relational Databases I (5 credits)
CS1022 Introduction to Programming and Problem Solving (15 credits)
CS1023 Introduction to Human-Centred Computing (5 credits)
CS1111 Systems Organisation (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

No student may register for Second Arts (Psychology and Computing) until the First University Examination in Arts (Psychology and Computing) has been passed.

In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Psychology and Computing a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules amounting to 60 credits:

AP1036 Learning and Behaviour (5 credits)
AP2044 Applied Cognition (5 credits)
AP2045 Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence (5 credits)
AP2046 Research Design and Statistical Analyses II (5 credits)
AP2114 Research Methods in Psychology II (10 credits)
AP2116 Social Computing (5 credits)
CS2011 Intermediate Programming and Problem Solving I (5 credits)
CS2012 Web Development (5 credits)
CS2013 Intermediate Programming and Problem Solving II (5 credits)
CS2014 Design for Human-Centred Computing (5 credits)
CS2512 Authoring (5 credits)

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module here.
Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Third Year - Arts (Psychology and Computing)

No student may register for Third Arts (Psychology and Computing) until the Second University Examination in Arts (Psychology and Computing) has been passed.

Students who wish to take the four year option with a work placement must register for the BA (Psychology and Computing) (Work Experience) Pathway at the beginning of Third Year.

In order to be admitted to the Third University Examination in Psychology and Computing a student must have satisfactorily attended the following modules amounting to 60 credits:

AP1033 Individual Differences (5 credits)
AP2049 The Psychology of Aging (5 credits)
AP3126 Health Psychology: Models and Applications (5 credits)
AP3134 Psychology and Computing Team Project (20 credits)
CS3031 Interaction Design (5 credits)
CS3032 Mobile Multimedia (5 credits)
CS3033 Data Mining (5 credits)
CS3062 Computing in Society (5 credits)
CS3500 Software Engineering (5 credits)

The Team Project will involve technology prototype design and evaluation, will be people focused, and will be led by staff from both Applied Psychology and Computer Science.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BA (Hons) (Psychology and Computing) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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