Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Science in Psychology in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Science in Psychology(Psychology)
  • Major Subject: Psychology
  • Course Category: Degree Courses

Institutions Offering Bachelor of Science in Psychology

  • Queen's University Belfast Queen's University Belfast, Belfast  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) A level requirements
    -ABB to include an acceptable Science subject (See Acceptable Science Subjects below)
    + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.
    -AAB + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

    (ii) Irish leaving certificate requirements
    -H3H3H3H3H3H3/H2H3H3H3H3 to include one acceptable Science subject (See Acceptable Science Subjects below), if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics is required.
    -H2H3H3H3H3H3 if not offered at Higher Level then Ordinary Level grade O4 in Mathematics is required.

    (iii) Access/Foundation Course
    -Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 70% to include two acceptable Level 3 Science modules (See Acceptable Science Subjects below) + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or NICATS Mathematics within the Access Course.
    -Successful completion of Access Course with an average of 75% + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4 or NICATS Mathematics within the Access Course.

    (iv) International Baccalaureate Diploma
    -33 points overall, including 6,5,5 at Higher Level to include an acceptable Science subject (See Acceptable Science Subjects below). If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English and Mathematics would be accepted.
    -34 points overall, including 6,6,5 at Higher Level. If not offered at Higher Level/GCSE then Standard Level grade 4 in English and Mathematics would be accepted.

    (v) BTEC Level 3 Extended/National Extended Diploma
    -QCF BTEC Extended Diploma (180 credits at Level 3), with overall grades D*D*D

    -RQF BTEC National Extended Diploma (1080 GLH at Level 3) with overall grades of D*D*D

    + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

    (vi) Graduate
    -A minimum of a 2:2 Honours Degree, provided any subject requirement is also met + GCSE Mathematics grade C/4.

    (vi) All applicants
    Acceptable Science Subjects:
    Psychology, Biology / Human Biology, Chemistry, Computing Science, Digital Technology, Economics, Environmental Science, Geography, Geology, Life and Health Science, Mathematics, Physics, Statistics

    English Language Requirements
    An IELTS score of 6.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in each test component or an equivalent acceptable qualification, details of which are available at:

    If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

    Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level
    Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.
    International Students - Foundation and International Year One Programmes
    INTO Queen's offers a range of academic and English language programmes to help prepare international students for undergraduate study at Queen's University. You will learn from experienced teachers in a dedicated international study centre on campus, and will have full access to the University's world-class facilities.

    These programmes are designed for international students who do not meet the required academic and English language requirements for direct entry.

    The INTO progression course suited to this programme is
    International Year One
    The INTO progression course suited to this programme is

    Course duration: 3 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • Dublin City University Dublin City University, Dublin  
    Delivery Modes: Full-Time

    Duration: Four Years

    About the course:
    DCU's BSc in Psychology 4-year programme is structured to cover introductory to advanced levels of psychology across the five core pillars of undergraduate training: developmental and lifespan psychology; biological psychology and neuropsychology; social psychology; cognitive psychology and the psychology of individual difference. A core focus running throughout the programme is research literacy supported by a combination of practical and online laboratory activities.

    The Psychology degree’s core subjects include research design, quantitative and qualitative methods, cognitive psychology, developmental and lifespan psychology, biological bases of behaviour, social psychology, personality and individual differences, educational psychology, sports psychology, health psychology and organizational psychology. In addition to the core subjects, you can also choose from a range of optional modules from a variety of discipline areas.

    This degree places particular emphasis on the application of psychology. For example, you’ll participate in experimental, practical, survey and observational work. This will allow the development of expertise in practical-based psychological methods while deepening your understanding of the theoretical knowledge you are acquiring. You’ll undertake an independent research project in Year Four, which will allow you to use these valuable skills.

    Given our extensive networks with partner hospitals/clinics, schools, industry and researchers, we are the first to lead out in credited undergraduate psychology internships - our Year 3 INTRA programme - in various fields including clinical and behavioural neuroscience; organizational and corporate psychology; applied behaviour analysis etc. Our programme covers an exciting range of applied subjects (e.g. health psychology, educational psychology, organizational psychology, clinical neuropsychology and sports psychology) and offers cutting edge options (e.g. Disability and Illness, Law and Neuroscience, Crime and Psychology, Applied Behaviour Analysis and Psychopharmacology).
  • National University of Ireland National University of Ireland, Galway  
    Course Outline:
    First-year Psychology is taken with two other subjects selected from the extensive Arts menu. In second year and final year of the BSc in (Psychology) students solely study Psychology courses. Please refer to page 23 to see subjects on offer in first year.

    • Cognitive Psychology
    • Theories of Personality
    • Research Methods
    • Social Psychology
    • Psychology of Learning
    • Critical and Collaborative Thinking
    • Developmental Psychology
    • Biology and Behaviour
    Plus two other subjects are selected from the extensive arts menu.

    • Developmental Psychology
    • Experimental Psychology
    • Qualitative Research Methods
    • Biological Psychology
    • Psychology of Learning
    • Social Psychology
    • Theories of Personality
    • Perception, Attention and Performance
    • Research Methods in Psychology
    • Memory and Cognition
    • Professional Skills in Psychology

    Options include
    • Study Abroad
    • Work Placement
    • Research Placement
    • Community Service
    • Service Learning
    • Elective Psychology Modules
    • Modules from other disciplines

    • Applied Behavioural Analysis
    • Historical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
    • Psychological Measurement: Theory and Practice
    • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
    • Issues in Cognitive Neuroscience
    • Health Psychology
    • Forensic, Abnormal and Clinical Psychology
    • Research Project
    • Relational Frame Theory
    • Behavioural Medicine
    • Paediatric Clinical Behavioural Interventions
    • Neuropsychology
    • Positive Psychology
    • Human Sexuality
    • Various elective modules
  • Mary Immaculate College Mary Immaculate College, Limerick  
    Course entry requirements
    (i) Second Level Pupils
    Applicants are required to hold the established Leaving Certificate (or an approved equivalent) with a minimum of six subjects which must include:
    -Grade H5 on a Higher Level paper in at least two subjects
    -Grade O6/H7 in four other subjects (Higher or Ordinary Level)
    -Subjects must include Mathematics, Gaeilge or another language, and English.

    -Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme (LCVP)

    -Link modules will be accepted for points purposes but they will not qualify as a subject for matriculation purposes.

    GCE/GCSE/BTEC Applicants

    (ii) Mature Applicants
    -If you are at least 23 years old on 1 January of the year of entry to college, you are considered as a mature applicant.

    -All mature applicants who make an application to the College through the CAO for MI003 will be invited to attend for an interview. Mature students who do not meet the normal minimum entry requirements will be considered for admission if, having attended for interview, they satisfy the College as to their ability to benefit from and sustain participation in the programme(s) applied for.

    Course duration: 4 years

    Mode of study: Full time
  • University of Limerick University of Limerick, Limerick  
    Course duration: 4 years
  • University College Dublin University College Dublin, Dublin  
    Duration: 3 Years

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