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BA Psychology and Computing

The BA in Psychology and Computing (CK121) at UCC has recently gained accreditation by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). The important consequence of accreditation is that graduates from this programme will now able to join the PSI as a graduate member, as long as they achieve a second class honours or above in their final degree classification. Graduates of CK121 will be eligible for entry to any Psychology MA programmes across Ireland that stipulate “graduate membership of PSI” as a requirement, without the need for taking any graduate conversion programme first. Essentially, the course facilitates a similar education and career path for graduates as a standard Psychology or Applied Psychology degree. Accreditation also ensures improved recognition of the qualification internationally.

It's unexpected how little time it takes to understand what [programming] is. From within a day, I could go from not understanding anything to knowing what to do.

Yomna, 1st Year Pschology & Computing Student

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I love neuroscience myself so we learned how the brain works which would be useful later on when we would be designing apps. I also love social psychology because, again, it's just fascinating.

Sabrina, 2nd Year Psychology and Computing Student

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At the moment, one of my favourite modules is web development because the lecturer is so enthusiastic and I also enjoy the idea of writing a webpage and you learn loads of new things.

Lauren, 2nd Year Psychology & Computing Student

The psychology modules and the computer science modules seem to be progressing well. No one's been thrown in too deep, and are lost or anything. We're working at a slow enough pace.

Iarlaith, 1st Year Psychology & Computing Student

UX and UI design is of critical importance. Courses that cover the theory and practice of topics such as user research, usability,visual and interaction design are an important foundation.

Aiden Kehoe, Principal UX Designer, Logitech Ireland

Enriching computing and user experience design with a deep understanding of complex human states and interactions is the future of both computing and user experience development and research.

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

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