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Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Psychology 3 year full time course in Waterford Institute of Technology

What is the BA (Hons) in Psychology?

This interdisciplinary three year degree course in Psychology offers students the opportunity to follow a major course in Psychology alongside minor study in an associate humanities discipline.Psychology is the scientific study of behavior and mental processes. As such, the mission of the BA (Honours) in Psychology is to help students learn to think like psychologists. To achieve this goal, students generate and evaluate empirical evidence while considering theoretical perspectives of the discipline.
Students actively engage with a rigorous academic program that includes comprehensive coursework and student research. The structure andcontent of the degree will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of human behaviour for a dynamic and fast changing world. Students who undertake the BA (Hons) in Psychology will have to be capable of studying across a wide range of disciplines, including Statistics.

Arts Subjects

Students will study Psychology as their Major Subject in Year 1 in addition to taking two Minor Subjects from associate humanities disciplines. These Minor Subjects must be chosen from Groups 1, 2 or 3 of the Bachelor of Arts (Hons) course, but not more than one subject can be taken from each group. Please see for details.
On successful completion of year one, students will continue with their Major Subject, Psychology, and choose one of their two Minor Subjects to study in years two and three of the course.

BA (Hons) International in Psychology

The BA (Hons) International in Psychology is a four-year version of the BA (Hons) in Psychology course. Admission takes place in second year and students spend their third year studying at an approved partner university or third level institution abroad, before returning to complete their final year at WIT.

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  • Address Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford
  • Phone 051 302000
  • Category Arts, Humanities, Psychology
  • Location Waterford City

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