Undergraduate Degrees

Undergraduate Students

Undergraduate Students

From 2018 Applied Psychology will no longer be part of the main BA degree CK101 in UCC.  Students will no longer be able to choose Studies in Psychology as one of their subjects in BA Arts (CK101), BA Arts-Music (CK104), BA Film and Screen Media (CK105), BA International (CK108), BA English (CK109), BA Economics (CK117) or any similar BA degree subject.

The UCC School of Applied Psychology are proud to run two Undergraduate courses:

What is Psychology?

Broadly speaking, psychology is the study of how people feel, how people behave, and how people think. The kind of psychology that is taught in most universities is what we may call "scientific psychology" and the characteristic feature of this approach to psychology is the use of rigorous scientific methods to develop our understanding of these processes of feeling, behaving, and thinking.

If you go to any large bookshop you will find a section called "psychology" or perhaps "popular psychology". By and large, "popular psychology" is more personal and subjective as an approach, and because it usually lacks the scientific rigour that we take for granted at university, the conclusions of popular psychology are much more limited and circumscribed.



School of Applied Psychology

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