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DC207

Psychology and Mathematics

Course Details

CAO Code:
DC207
Course Type:
Undergraduate
NFQ Level:
8 - Please see www.qqi.ie for further information
Placement:
Yes
Delivery Modes
Full-Time
Minimum Points
480
Duration
Four Years
Phone:
+353 (0) 1
700 8540

Are you interested in human behaviour? Do you have an aptitude for high-level mathematics and scientific inquiry? 

 

Overview

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The BSc in Psychology and Mathematics is the first course in Ireland to integrate these subjects, preparing students for a career combining the interpretation of human behaviour with high-level numeracy, analytical and problem-solving skills. 

By doing this course, you’ll gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of each discipline alongside a broad critical perspective on contemporary society. You’ll delve into the different fields of psychology along with studying calculus, probability, computing, statistics and data analysis. Research literacy is also a core focus. Moreover, you’ll study applied subjects such as coding and cryptography, which integrate psychology and maths

Vital transferable skills

You’ll also develop a diverse set of transferable skills, all increasingly demanded by Irish and international employers. These include an understanding of human behaviour, critical thinking, problem-solving, research methods, communication, and the ability to disseminate findings to varied audiences. 

In third year, you’ll gain practical experience during your INTRA work placement, which could be in neuroscience, finance, health, organisational or corporate psychology, or applied behaviour analysis. Once you graduate, you could go on postgraduate studies (including a qualification in teaching) or pursue a role as a market or financial analyst, a human resource officer or a business consultant, among many other possibilities.  

This course has been developed in line with pre-professional Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) accreditation principles and is accredited by PSI.

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Louise Hopper
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My first degree was in computer science and I worked in various roles in this field, in Ireland and in the US, for just over 18 years.


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Careers & Further Options

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Careers

The BSc in Psychology and Mathematics course has been developed in line with pre-professional Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation principles and is currently pending confirmation of PSI accreditation.

This course is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland. Graduates will be well placed to undertake further studies and research in Psychology and Mathematics. The course also provides a pathway to a postgraduate qualification in teaching.

 

  • Market/Sales Analyst
  • Financial Analyst
  • Information Technology
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Business Consultancy
  • Research
  • Statistical Analysis

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

Minimum of H3 in Mathematics

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

Minimum of H3 in Mathematics

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

GCE A Level B 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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  • Philosophy of Psychology 
  •  Personality 
  •  Cognition 
  •  Psychology Research Skills 1 
  •  Social Psychology 
  •  Probability 
  •  Calculus and its applications 
  •  Programming for Mathematics 
  •  Introduction to R 
  • Linear Mathematics 
  • Child Development 
  •  Psychology Research Skills 2 
  •  Biological Psychology 
  •  Calculus of several variables 
  •  Statistics 
  •  Psychological Assessment and Measurement 
  •  Sequences and Series 
  •  Linear Mathematics 2
  • Cognition across the Lifespan 
  •  Lifespan Development 
  •  Psychological Health, Difficulties and Disorders 
  •  Psychology Research Skills 3 
  •  Financial and Actuarial Data Analysis 
  •  Discrete Mathematics 
  •  Working in Psychology 
  •  INTRA

Year 3 Options

  • Linear Algebra 
  •  Abstract Algebra 
  •  Modelling with Differential Equations
  • Social Psychology and Contemporary Issues 
  •  Psychological Health, Difficulties and Disorders 
  •  Neuropsychology 
  •  Psychology Research Project

 

Year 4 Options

  • Computational Psychiatry 
  •  Advanced Psychometric Profiling 
  • Numerical Methods 
  •  Analysis 
  •  Partial Differential Equations 
  •  Coding and Cryptography 
  •  Geometry 
  •  Optimisation 
  •  Deep Learning 

More detailed information on module content for year four modules is availalbe in this downloadable document.


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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