BSc Psychology From University College Dublin

Program Overview

If you have a questioning attitude and good reasoning skills, you will really enjoy the world opened up by Psychology. Psychology has links to the natural sciences, the social sciences and the arts, so it is likely to appeal to a wide variety of people. The course has core modules that will introduce you to major theories and research methods, and you will also have a chance to choose option modules in specialist areas of psychology (e.g. counselling, clinical psychology and forensic psychology).



  Course Duration

36 Months

  Tuition Fee

£ 20,500


IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90


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First Year

  • Social Psychology

  • Brain & Behaviour

  • Psychology: Key skills & concepts

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Introductory Research Methods

  • Perception & Cognition

  • Introduction to Applied Psychology

  • Elective module

  • Plus added optional modules

Second & Third Year

  • Behavioural Neuroscience

  • Child & Adolescent Development

  • Visual Cognition

  • Psychology Labs

  • Personality & Human Intelligence

  • Independent Research Project

  • Option modules within Psychology

  • Elective modules.

Students spend up to 20 hours per week attending lectures and tutorials. In second year, you will conduct a series of laboratory practicals, while in third year, you will carry out an independent research project under the direction of one of the academic staff.

A combination of end-of-semester written examinations and continuous assessment is used to evaluate performance.

Leaving Certificate:

O6/H7 in Irish, English and Mathematics and 3 other recognised subjects.

General Requirements

  • Standard XII

  • Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE)

  • Council for the Indian School Certificate (CISCE)

  • Intermediate Exam (some state boards)

  • Higher/Senior School Certificate/Examination (most state boards)

  • Average is calculated on best 5 recognised subjects

  • CBSE/AISSCE/CUSCE/ISC - English Language 80% OR IELTS/TOEFL or equivalent



An average score of 6.5 over all components and a minimum of 6.0 in each band on the Academic Version. 

In 2022 and 2023 we will accept IELTS indicator. It may not be recognised after that depending on the outcome of a review.


Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) 

A minimum score of 90 is required in the Internet based TOEFL (iBT) with no less than 21 in writing and at least 19 in every other section.

The fees for BSc Psychology may vary from €20,500 to €25,000 anually for tuition fees. The fee's prices may get higher for international students.

The degree is recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland and, as such, provides the foundation for further graduate training in any field of psychology, as well as for a wide variety of careers, including:

  • Clinical psychology

  • Educational psychology

  • Organisational psychology

  • Forensic psychology

  • Counselling psychology

  • Health psychology.

There are also career opportunities in research alongside other social scientists, such as economists and sociologists.


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