Psychology - Conversion Course

University College Cork


Course Name Psychology - Conversion Course
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CKA01
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters HDip
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment Start Date: 7 September 2020
Application Date

Expand+Applications for academic year 2020/2021 are open.

EU Applicants: UCC operates a rounds closing date system for the majority of postgraduate taught courses, which means offers are made four times a year on a rolling basis. Some courses have one s...

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PAC Application Information

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1. Choose Course

Firstly choose your course. Applicants can apply for up to three courses under one application. Details of taught courses are available on our online prospectus.

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Duration 2 years (full-time by day) or 4 years (part-time - by day)

CKA01 Full-time,
The commitment in terms of hours would be 300 by day full time (spread over 24 teaching weeks).
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Entry Requirements


Candidates should normally have at least a Second Class Honours, Grade I degree.

It may be necessary to limit numbers, and candidates will have to satisfy a Selection Committee at interview. Previous study of psychology, although...

Course Content

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The Higher Diploma in Psychology is a conversion course to psychology for students with degrees in subjects other than psychology or with psychology as a minor subject. Completion of the Higher Diplomain Psychology effectively convert...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Core areas taught on the programme include:

Research Methods
Cognitive Psychology
Biological Psychology
Social Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Individual Differences
Abnormal Psychology
Psychological Therapies

*In addition to the abo...

Assessment Method Assessment

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards Book and for each module in the Book of Modules
Careers or Further Progression Skills and Careers Information

The Higher Diploma in Psychology is an entry level qualification (equivalent to a degree). Completion of the programme entitles graduates to membership of the PSI or BPS a prerequisite for most postgraduate training or research programmes. Clear and comprehensive information on postgraduate opportunities and career development may be found on these national society websites at or
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