Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology
The Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology is for learners wishing to pursue a career as a professional Psychologist, or for those learners already in a caring or other career, and seeking career progression through the attainment of the qualification. The learners will have a first qualification in a non-cognate area (pass or above). The programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), and represents the necessary first step to becoming a professional Psychologist for those with a first non-cognate qualification, enabling learners to graduate with a relevant qualification suited to a broad range of career and professional development options, and progress on the path towards becoming a professional working in the field of Psychology. The programme comprises coverage of six core areas that are identified by PSI; the Biological Basis of Behaviour, Developmental and Lifespan Psychology, Social Psychology, Personality and Individual Differences, Cognitive Psychology and Research Design (including a Practical Component). Coverage of these core areas is required for PSI accreditation of the programme. In addition, a range of other subjects within and relevant to the discipline of Psychology, are included in the programme syllabus. These include, for example, other Psychology-based modules pertaining to the health sector and performance.
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Centres offering Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology
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