Courses at DCU
School of Psychology

Psychology and Disruptive Technologies (subject to final accreditation)

CAO Code:
DC210
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Minimum Points:
-
Duration
Four Years
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This programme is subject to final accreditation

We are living through an era that has seen accelerated technological innovation and advancement with global reach and transformative impacts on every aspect of daily living.  This is an exciting age of disruption reshaping how we think, behave and also engage with our environment.

Psychology and Disruptive Technologies offers the unique opportunity to study psychology and understand human behaviour in combination with disruptive technologies that are fundamentally transforming lives and driving behavioural and societal change, sometimes raising challenges. It does so by providing an accredited pre-professional route to further training in Psychology and applied progression routes in Disruptive Technologies, coupled with employment opportunities in careers where high level digital innovation, transformative values and problem-solving skills are prized; where the advanced interpretation of data and human behaviour is critical; where an awareness of how to address challenges posed by disruptive technologies is key, and where graduates have the collaborative and transferable skills required to move forward in a society filled with digital and technological innovation.

This programme will provide the skills, expertise and values for you to be able to work in a rapidly changing and diverse technological environment in behaviour change, mental wellbeing, health, enhancement and rehabilitation, and innovation.

You can also apply to train professionally as a psychologist after successfully completing this degree (pending Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation)

 

DCU's BSc in Psychology and Disruptive Technologies 4-year programme is structured to cover introductory to advanced levels of psychology across the five core pillars of undergraduate training: developmental and lifespan psychology; biological psychology; social psychology; cognitive psychology and the psychology of individual difference. A core focus running throughout the programme is research literacy supported by a combination of practical and virtual laboratory activities and digital innovation based on cutting edge technologies that positively disrupt the status quo and underpin societal change.

The course will cover a dynamic range of applied areas and cutting edge options from the Psychology of Innovation and Disruption across diverse education, health, business and industry settings. Throughout the programme, you will also develop a detailed understanding of the theories and innovations of disruptive technologies that significantly reshape the world that we live in, and also examine mechanisms for building trust in digital interactions.

In Year 3 of the programme, you will complete an internship in various fields including digital technology and learning, digital therapeutics, and other applied areas within education, health and wellbeing, industry and community sectors.

In Year 4 of the programme, you will have an exciting opportunity to complete a final year project bringing together your advanced and unique training in Psychology and Disruptive Technologies.

The BSc in Psychology and Disruptive Technologies has been developed in line with pre-professional Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation principles and is currently pending accreditation.

For more information on every aspect of studying at DCU visit our CAO Hub where you can listen to taster lectures, hear from our student ambassadors and find answers to frequently asked questions.

We have a unique and vibrant culture on our modern campus close to Dublin city centre. We provide state-of-the-art study facilities for all our courses and everything else you need for a healthy, fun and active student life.

Exceptional Facilities

DCU students enjoy exceptional teaching and learning facilities across our 3 academic campuses. These include modern learning theatres, research centres, television and sound studios, classrooms, computer suites and advanced laboratories in the areas of languages, engineering, physics, chemistry and biotechnology, as well as a sports performance centre and a virtual hospital ward.

A Vibrant, Dynamic Social Environment

Student facilities include a superb sports complex with a 25 metre pool, two libraries and The Helix, our renowned performing arts centre. In 2016 we announced plans to invest over €230m in developing new, world-class facilities across our three academic campuses. Already building has begun on an exciting, new €14m Student Centre that will be home to the more than one hundred and twenty student clubs and societies. This commitment to student facilities means that our world-class learning experiences are complemented by a vibrant, dynamic social environment.

This programme will provide the skills, expertise and values for you to be able to work in a rapidly changing and diverse technological environment in behaviour change, mental wellbeing, health, enhancement and rehabilitation, and innovation.

You can also apply to train professionally as a psychologist after successfully completing this degree (pending Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation)

Requirements

General Entry Requirements

Applicants will be required to meet the General Entry Requirements for the University.

Course specific requirements will also apply. (Subject to accreditation)

 

Leaving Cert

Course specific requirements to be confirmed. (Subject to accreditation)

GCE A Level

Course specific requirements to be confirmed. (Subject to accreditation)

FET Level 5

No Entry Path

EU Transfer Applications

No Entry Path

International Applications

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here.

Next Steps

Mature Applicants

All mature applicants apply through the CAO by 1st February. For further information and for special application procedures for mature students, please click here

Applicants presenting EU school Leaving Examinations

Apply through the Central Applications Office (CAO) by 1st February or 1st May

Applicants presenting examinations from outside the EU

Candidates should apply directly to DCU. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis up to 1st July. All Non-EU candidates are advised to apply early, as places are limited.

EU Transfer Applicants

There is no entry path for transfer applicants to this programme. 

Make an Application

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie
Candidates required to apply directly to DCU can download, print and complete a direct application form by clicking here