INTRA Programme BSc Psychology

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BSc Psychology


The BSc Psychology is delivered by the School of Psychology in the Faculty of Science and Health. The programme is designed to form a flexible basis for work in a wide variety of fields. As well as studying specialised areas within psychology, students are trained in thinking and reasoning skills, IT skills, numerical skills, the ability to understand and work with qualitative and quantitative data, statistical analysis, effective communication and the ability to work productively in teams. All of these combine to make psychology students ideal candidates for a broad spectrum of careers. 


The Objectives of the BSc Psychology programme are to produce graduates with: 

- An interest in and enthusiasm for the main areas of psychology 

- Knowledge of the application of psychological principles to a diverse range of areas such as social, healthcare, organisational, educational, and sport science. 

- Key skills which can be easily tailored to specific settings, including: information literacy; measurement skills; data management and analysis; context awareness; initiative; pragmatism. n critical reasoning, digital intelligence, effective communication, teamwork, leadership and innovative problem solving skills. 

Work Areas

Psychology students will have the ability to contribute to the workplace in a number of ways including:

Sales and Marketing Advertising, branding and marketing: how attention and memory processes work, how people can be persuaded, and how people make purchasing decisions; what gives people confidence in a certain product. Design processes: knowing how attention and perception works, and what makes information stand out and be noticed.

Health Promotion Health and wellbeing: an understanding of illness and disability, health promotion activities; sports science psychology

HR/Training Personal and inter-personal behaviour management: what affects people’s behaviour, how behaviour can be changed and what makes people more likely to reach agreement, how to improve job performance and job satisfaction. Motivating people: how to help people to stop smoking, to lose weight, to eat healthy, to pay taxes on time, drive safely etc.

Community Development: what makes a community, developing community initiatives, an awareness of marginalised groups.

Forensic Psychology Law: how reliable are eye witnesses, how reliable is our memory, what effects do crimes have on victims, what is the best way to prevent crime, and how should we rehabilitate criminals

Research:  Experimental and applied research: including information searches, experimental design, collection, analysis and interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data

Policy and Quality Review: Evaluation: e.g. quality review, overview of institutional/ sectoral policies and practices, accessing and analysing user/client feedback.

INTRA Internship

BSc Psychology students are available for INTRA placement from February to May for 14 weeks. They go on work placements at the end of their third year.


Course Modules

Core Modules

  • Introduction to Psychology
  •  Psychology and Organisations 
  • Child Development 
  • Social Psychology
  • Introduction to Cognitive Psychology 
  • Biological Psychology 
  • Research Methods 
  • Analysis and Practice

Elective Modules

  • Introduction to Anthropology 
  • Positive Psychology 
  • Making and Breaking of Mental health 
  • Data Analysis and Visualisation
  • Introduction to Marketing 
  • Management/Business Game 
  • Complementary and Alternative Therapies
  •  Introduction to Philosophy
  • Humanities and Health 
  • Sociology and Health 
  • Information Systems 
  • Intercultural Communication


Core Modules

  • Research Methods 2 
  • Personality Psychology 
  • Sport Psychology 
  • Education Psychology
  • Health Psychology 
  • Psychological Measurement and Assessment 
  • Organisational Psychology

Elective Modules

  • Introduction to Human Resource Management 
  • Philosophy and Psychology
  • Sexuality and Society 
  • Storying Lives 
  • Drugs in Society
  • Physical Activity Psychology 
  • Systemic Practice in Developmental Psychology 
  • Industrial Relations




Core Modules

  • Working in Psychology 
  • Cognition Across the Lifespan
  • Lifespan Development: Adulthood
  • ComputerApplications in Psychology Research
  • Research Methods 3


Elective Modules

  • Applications of Behaviour Analysis across the lifespan 
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Psychology, Illness and Disability




Core Modules

  • Research Project 
  • Neuropsychology
  • Theoretical Issues and Approaches in Psychology
  • Social Psychology and Contemporary Issues
  • Psychological Health, Difficulties and Disorders

Elective Modules

  • Counselling Psychology 
  • Crime and Psychology 
  • Behavioural Neuroscience
  • Psychology and Culture 
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Law and Neuroscience 
  • Psychology of Self-Control
  • Psychology of Adolescence





If you would be interested in hiring from this programme, please get in touch.



INTRA Coordinator  Email Address  Contact Number 
Geraldine Farrell 01-7005033