Programme Details

The programmes listed lead to awards in the NFQ. The provider that offers the programme will have full details.




Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology

Programme Purpose

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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Dublin City

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Centres offering Higher Diploma in Arts in Psychology

Name Address Contact Website
Dublin Business School Exams Office, 13/14 Aungier Street,, Dublin 2 , D02 WC04. 01 417 7500