Psychology - Applied Psychology

University College Cork


Course Name Psychology - Applied Psychology
Course Provider University College Cork
Course Code CK120
Course Type Higher Education CAO
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Honours Bachelor (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Cork City
Qualification Letters BA (Hons)
Duration 3 years
Specific Subjects or Course Requirements Minimum grade H5 in two subjects and minimum grade O6/H7 in four other subjects. Subjects must include Irish, English and another language.
Leaving Certificate General Entry Requirements

Expand+To compete for a place as a school leaver, an applicant must satisfy the minimum entry requirements as well as any specific programme requirements, and then compete on the basis of the results obtained in their school leaving examinations.


Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP Leaving Certificate Vocational Programme LCVP

Distinction 66
Merit 46
Pass 28

LCVP can be counted for points scoring purposes only and cannot be counted as one of the six subjects to satisfy minimum entry requirements.
QQI FET Applicants General Information

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Entry to degree programmes at UCC is available on a competitive basis to students who present with a recognised QQI award. For a full list of linked programmes, and the relevant QQI FET requirements, see e...

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Mature Applicants

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UCC reserves places for mature students on almost all undergraduate degree programmes. Mature students do not need Leaving Certificate points to enter UCC. However, some degree programmes have specific educational requirements and i...

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Number of Places Approx. Intake: 50
Mature Entry Places Approx. Intake: 4
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CAO Application Dates and Fees

Expand+Early online application (discounted): Fee €30 Closing Date: 20 January 2020 at 5:15pm

Normal online application: Fee €45 Closing Date: 1 February 2020 at 5:15pm

Late online application - restrictions apply (see page 3 2020 CAO Handbook): F...

Course Content

Students think about doing a degree in psychology for many reasons from an interest in people and what makes them ‘tick’, to a fascination with the role the brain plays in the way people think and act, or a sense that they would li...

Subjects Taught

Expand+Year 1 Modules
AP1040 Research Design and Statistical Analyses I; AP1039 Research Methods in Psychology I; AP1034 Critical Skills for Psychologists; AP1031 Biological Psychology; AP1032 Lifespan Development; AP1035 Introduction to Neuroscience, Perc...

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Careers or Further Progression


Internationally, Psychology graduates enjoy better job prospects than almost any other discipline. Over the past five years 94% of graduates were working or taking further training. As a graduate of Applied Psychology, you will have the re...

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Points History
Year Points
2020 533 * (Not all on this points score were offered places)
2019 523
2018 485