BA Psychology and Computing (CK121)

Students of this course will gain practical skills that will enhance employability in the IT sector, especially in areas that are in great demand such as human-computer interaction, user experience design (UX), usability evaluation, game design and social media, and in research aimed at developing the next generation of systems and services.


How can we give precise directions to Automated Cars?

How do we design video games that teach useful skills?

How do we ensure that healthcare systems support and respect the individual needs of patients?

How do we measure whether our social media usage supports or hinders our social relationships?

How do we know if a mental health app is useful?

Ethics and robots.

How is Blockchain useful?


Technology is becoming increasingly involved in every aspect of our lives, from driving to sleeping, from education to our relationships. In order to ensure that these developments have positive impacts on our lives, we need people with expertise in both human behaviour and technology design.

People with skills in Psychology and Computing have unique insight into the needs and abilities of technology users, and the skills to design, develop and evaluate technology in areas such as education, e-health, mental health, interaction with A.I., and supports for people with disabilities.


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Industry Experts' Opinions

Psychology and Computing is the synthesis of design and development combining to bring innovative product concepts to life....

Jay Brewer, Vice President - Experience Design and User Experience, Rapid7

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Courses that cover the theory and practice of topics such as user research, usability, visual and interaction design are an important foundation for people aiming to work in this field

Dr Aidan Kehoe, Principal UX Designer, Logitech Ireland

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