Psychology is the scientific study of human mental life and behaviour. It involves areas such as Brain and Behaviour, Social Psychology, Cognitive Psychology, Developmental Psychology and Psychological Research Methods. The degree covers all the major theories of psychology, as well as research methods and statistics for psychological data analysis.
> Students graduate with a Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accredited degree.
This course requires 3 additional subjects
Mature students - Information:
A mature student is 23 years or older by 1st January in the year of entry to the University. For part-time degrees the mature age is 21. Admission is based on your application. Written assessment. Candidates are shortlisted for interview on the basis of written assessment.
Apply to the CAO by February 1st 2019. Late applications from mature students may be accepted after this date - consult the Undergraduate Studies website for updates. Application may not be made to the CAO after May 1st 2019.
Mature students must complete the CAO section for mature applicants fully, indicating clearly past or current studies, and outlining educational goals and objectives. Applicants are assessed on the basis of the information provided on their CAO application form. All questions should be answered in full.
Mature student applicants who have a disability
If you have a disability or specific learning difficulty (e.g. dyslexia), and require examination support for the written tests, please submit supporting documentation by 15 March 2019 to the Access Office. Unfortunately we are unable to consider applications for alternative examination accommodation after this deadline.
Mature students - Closing dates for application:
01 February 2019
Leaving Certificate applicants are required to present (as a minimum): 2H5 & 4O6/H7 and O6/H7 in Irish, English, 3rd language.
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HEAR and DARE
DARE: The Disability Access Route to Education is a third level alternative admissions scheme for school-leavers whose disabilities have had a negative impact on their second level education.
HEAR: The Higher Education Access Route is a third level admissions scheme for school leavers from socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds.
|How to apply|
The application process depends on the type of applicant you are. Click here for all information about how to apply.
Categories of applicant:
A year of study is 60 credits.
2nd & 3rd year
Students may apply to study overseas after 2nd year (on Erasmus or Study Abroad) and graduate with a BA (International) after 4 years. See the International Studies website for details.
Duration: 3 years (BA) or 4 years (BA International)
Maynooth University Department of Psychology
John Hume Building, Maynooth University, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland.
|Career and postgraduate options|
The BA Psychology is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland. For those who wish to become professional psychologists, the undergraduate degree is only the first stage in professional training that will require an additional two to six years of study and supervised experience.
A variety of career paths are available, both within and outside psychology: if your ambition is a career as a professional psychologist, an undergraduate degree is the first stage in professional training that will require an additional two to six years of study and supervised experience.
Visit the Graduate Studies website for more information about postgraduate options.
For further information on Postgraduate options please go to the Graduate Studies site