This programme is suited to graduates who hold a first qualification in Psychology of an upper Second Class Honours (2.1) at NFQ Level 8 or above accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland or show eligibility for accreditation by the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Key Features of the Programme
The programme will provide learners with an insight into the field of applied psychology, thus developing the competencies and skills required to relate theory to practical applications. The learner will explore various theories of psychology that will enable them to understand human behaviour from individual, social and biological perspectives.
The programme is comprised of both core modules and elective modules. Elective modules form two distinct career pathways in the areas of organisational psychology and health psychology.
Central to this programme are the areas of analysis, intervention, application, evaluation and research. There is a strong focus on ethics, professional skills and personal development.
Upon completion of the programme learners will be able to competently investigate contemporary local and global issues using an applied psychological perspective and design solutions to match.
Holders of the MSc in Applied Psychology will be open to careers in areas such as research and evaluation posts, teaching/lecturing and human resource management, as well as market research, social policy advocates, administrative positions, health care settings and training and development specialists. The programme may also appeal to those learners keen to pursue further post graduate studies in the field of psychology.