TUS - Athlone Campus


Course Name Psychology
Course Provider TUS - Athlone Campus
Alternative Provider(s) TUS - Technological University of the Shannon
Course Code 59469 (Assigned by Qualifax. Not an official code)
Course Type Lifelong Learning
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Special Purpose Certificate (Level 6 NFQ)  More info.. Special Purpose Technological University of the Shannon Level 6 NFQ
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Attendance Options Part time, Evening, Online or Distance, Weekend, Blended
Location (Districts) Athlone
Enrolment and Start Dates Comment

Expand+Commencing Wednesday 14th September 2022

Induction for the 2022/2023 academic year takes place (online via Zoom) on Saturday 10th September from 930am to 1pm. In advance, you will be required to review Pre Induction reading material, available to ...

Duration 1 year, 24 weeks

Wednesday 7.00pm to 9.00pm (Online)

Course Fee Fee €1,000
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate – Grade O6 at ordinary level in five subjects in the Leaving Certificate.

Two of these subjects must be Mathematics and a language (English or Irish)


any QQI Level 5 (Full award with a minimum of eight modules)


Recognition of Prior Learning. (APL/APEL)
Mature Applicants Mature applicants (i.e over 23 years)
Course Content This programme introduces participants to the field of psychology, and provides an understanding of human development.

The main aim of the programme is to introduce students to the discipline of psychology, and to provide them with an understanding of human development. Students will be encouraged to explore its relevance to the individual, family, community and society.
Subjects Taught

Expand+Introduction to Psychology

Nature of Psychology
Learning and Conditioning
Social Psychology
Social Thinking: Social Perception / Attribution
Social Influence and small Groups: Conformity, Obedience and Groupthink

Number of Credits 20 ECTS
Careers or Further Progression Progression from the Certificate in Psychology programme is on to the level 7 Bachelor of Arts in Psychology programme which is a full-time programme. Entry criteria to this bachelor is based on an interview covering individuals relevant work experience (typically in the psychology field in excess of 5 years) and Recognition of Prior Learning, a curriculum vitae and completion of the Certificate in Psychology programme.
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