Taught course

Psychology

Institution
University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences
Qualifications
MA

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 honours degree (NFQ Level 8) is required, with a minimum of 60 ECTS or equivalent experience in psychology and research methods in a cognate field (e.g., sociology). The amount of credits associated with psychology modules must be equivalent to more than 50% of the overall credits. In the case of international candidates,

Months of entry

September

Course content

OBJECTIVES
On successful completion of the programme, it is expected that the student will be able to:

-Identify the fundamental psychological processes that underlie psychological phenomena in cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, and biological psychology.
-Understand the fundamental principles of research methods.
-Critically evaluate current issues in psychological research and its applications in society.
-Demonstrate how psychological issues can be investigated and critically evaluated.
-Select and develop strategies to investigate and solve psychological issues on the level of individuals and groups.
-Apply the fundamental psychological concepts and practices to psychological issues in research and in the social context.
-Demonstrate expertise in applying psychological methods when assessing and solving psychological issues.
-Demonstrate interpersonal competencies and professional sensitivity including ethical behaviour.
-Conceptualise, research and write critical assessments of psychological areas of investigation.
-Understand and evaluate the significance of psychological research and the findings that it can provide.
-Critically evaluate psychological applications to solutions in society considering contextual limitations and the feasibility of psychological interventions.

Information for international students

The overseas equivalent of Level 8 as determined by the Course Board and the guidelines of UL Graduate School is required.Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievements in a standard English language competency test in line with UL requirements will be necessary.

Qualification and course duration

MA

full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr. Eric Igou
Email
eric.igou@ul.ie
Phone
+353 61 234657