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DC210

Psychology and Disruptive Technologies

Course Details

CAO Code:
DC210
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8 - Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Placement:
Yes
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Minimum Points
473
Duration
Four Years
Phone:
+353 (0) 1
700 7923

Do you want to gain the collaborative and transferable skills you’ll need to move forward in a society driven by digital and technological innovation?

Overview

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Are you interested in working at the cutting edge of behaviour change and technology? Do you want to gain the collaborative and transferable skills you’ll need to move forward in a society driven by digital and technological innovation? This course enables you to study psychology and understand how disruptive technologies are fundamentally changing how we think, behave and live. 

You’ll delve into development and lifespan psychology, biological psychology and neuropsychology, social psychology, cognitive psychology and the psychology of individual difference, along with gaining a detailed understanding of the disruptive technologies that significantly reshaping our world. You’ll also gain practical skills in programming languages such as R and Python, data visualisation and storytelling.

Helping shape and understand our future

During the course, you’ll develop a diverse set of transferable skills, including high-level digital innovation, problem-solving skills, advanced interpretation of data and human behaviour, an awareness of how to address the challenges posed by disruptive technologies and an understanding of how to build trust in digital interactions.

In third year, you’ll gain practical experience during your INTRA work placement, which could be in digital technology and learning, digital therapeutics, or other applied areas within psychology,  education, health and wellbeing, industry and community sectors. Once you graduate, you could go on to train as a psychologist, undertake postgraduate studies or pursue a role as in data management or visualisation or as a behavioural scientist in fields such as telehealth and diagnostics, artificial intelligence and social robotics, mixed reality or human-technology interaction.  

You can also apply to train professionally as a psychologist after successfully completing this degree, and the course is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland.

DCU People

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Mark Brady
Student

I was lucky to be part of the first ever group to study on the newly created Psychology and Disruptive Technologies programme at DCU.


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Careers & Further Options

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Careers

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 and this course is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland.

  • Telehealth and Diagnostics 
  • Information Technology 
  • Healthcare 
  • Cognitive Science and Cognitive Technologies (Artificial Intelligence)
  • Social Robotics 
  • Mixed Reality
  • Human Technology Interaction (HTI) 
  • Education
Data Management
Data Visualisation
Further Study - Teacher
Further Study - Professional Psychologist
Researcher/Behavioural Scientist in Industry/Academia/NGOs/Other

DCU graduates are highly sought after by employers. Our Graduates work in environments ranging from large multinationals to SMEs, family businesses and start-ups across every sector.

DCU Careers Service has a number of learning and development initiatives in place for our students, giving them the skills they need for a successful career path.

Go to our Careers site to find out more about career planning, our mentorship programme, skills development and online resources for students when working on CVs and making applications.

 

Entry Requirements

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General entry requirements and Programme Entry Requirements

 

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

Minimum of O4 or H6 in Mathematics  

 

In addition to the general entry requirements for admission to the university the following entry requirements apply

GCE A Level D or GCE AS Level C or GCSE C Mathematics  

No Entry Path

No Entry Path

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.

Course Structure

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  • Introduction to Psychology 
  • Cognition
  • Social Psychology
  • Critical thinking, Enterprise and Collaboration Skills 
  • Research Skills 1
  • Psychology of Disruptive Innovation
  • Personality Psychology 
  • Data Visualisation and Science Communication
  • Web Design 
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Child Development
  • Biological Psychology
  • Research Skills 2
  • Psychological Measurement and Assessment
  • Science, Technology and Society 
  • The Person, Ethics and Technology 
  • Behaviour Change and Technology
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Developing Internet Applications
  • Cognition across the lifespan 
  • Research Skills 3
  • Lifespan 
  • Psychological Health, Difficulties and Disorders 
  • Digital Citizenship in the Community 
  • Advanced Web Design 
  • Topics in Innovative and Disruptive Technologies 
  • INTRA
  • Psychology Research Project 
  • Social Psychology and Contemporary Issues 
  • Technology, Policy and Safety 
  • Neuropsychology
  • eHealth, eWell-being and Digital Therapeutics 
  • E-Journal Club 
  • Introduction to Machine Learning

 

Electives in Psychology and Disruptive Technologies such as 

  • Computational Psychiatry 
  • Law, Cognitive Technologies and Robotics 
  • Advanced Psychometric Profiling 
  • Innovation, Disruption & Sustainability

 

With an elective choice from 

  • Programming Fundamentals 
  • High-Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship 
  • Business Database

For more information on the course structure click here

Fees and Funding

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Fees

Student Contribution
€3,043 per annum
EU Status Fee
€7,295 per annum
Non EU Fee
€16,000 per annum

How To Apply

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

To apply for this programme:

Candidates should apply directly here. Here's a quick step by step guide if you need help with your application.

Please provide 

  • Academic Transcripts for each and every year of study with English translation, if applicable.
  • If applicable, provide evidence of competence in the English language as per DCU entry requirements.  Please see link http://www.dcu.ie/registry/english.shtml

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

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

Candidates required to apply through the CAO can apply online at www.cao.ie
 

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