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Bachelor of Science in Psychology (International applicants only)

This degree is level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ) awarded by University of Limerick.
PLEASE NOTE: This programme page is for International Students/students from abroad only who wish to study this programme in Ireland. It is not relevant for CAO applicants. Relevant programme page for CAO applicants may be found in the Undergraduate section and is labelled with a CAO code.
Places Offered : 15 approx
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Programme Overview

The BSc Psychology is a new four year, full-time honours degree (Level 8). This unique programme provides a comprehensive undergraduate education in Psychology and includes learning in the workplace. This blend of scientific theory and real-world application gives students a chance to develop incredibly valuable critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills.

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Why study the BSc in Psychology at MIC?

Psychology is an excellent choice for prospective students wishing to develop their understanding of why people think, feel and behave as they do. As a scientific endeavour, this research-led programme also encourages critical thinking, problem-solving and digital skills.

MIC’s BSc Psychology is a four-year programme which allows for a focus on research and the application of Psychology. This is invaluable for using the skills gained from a Psychology degree in real world settings. Research is included throughout every year of the programme, as we encourage students to aspire to be the creators, rather than merely consumers of knowledge.

The culmination of the research is the dissertation completed in the final year. Here, you will work under the supervision of experts in their field of research to design, carry out and present your research. We place an emphasis on being able to communicate scientific research as a valuable skill rather than a document that is relatively unseen. This further develops important research and communication skills. As a consequence, Psychology students from MIC have an enviable record of conducting award-winning research.

A distinctive feature of the BSc Psychology programme is the calendar year spent studying Psychology in the workplace. The spring semester of Year 2 and the autumn semester of Year 3 are spent studying organisational psychology in practice. This means continuing to study Psychology, but in a more hands-on way. The placements are organised and supervised by the Department of Psychology. This can include any type of organisation, such as a business, an educational establishment, a sports organisation, a health setting, or a charity. This innovative approach to learning creates an opportunity to apply knowledge from the first part of the programme and develop a new perspective that will enhance skills and learning for the latter part of the programme.

Career Opportunities

Psychology graduates enjoy some of the best career opportunities across the globe. Many will go on to study at postgraduate level and some will seek a career as a Psychologist in areas such as clinical, educational, coaching, counselling, forensic, health, academia, neuropsychology, work/organisational, or sport.

A majority of Psychology graduates will find rewarding careers in an allied profession. The understanding of people and development of inherently useful skills makes careers in healthcare, communications and marketing, human resourcing and development, management, and data analysis accessible options.

As a graduate of this programme, you will be prepared for successfully entering the 21st-century workplace. You will have developed important cognitive skills, such as analytical and critical thinking, creativity and decision making. You will strengthen your communication, both oral and written. You will enhance your digital skills and social skills, including working collaboratively.

Most importantly, you will develop personally, gaining a greater understanding of yourself and others.

A combination of study, research and practice
A combination of study, research and practice
The programme blends both the scientific subject of Psychology and application of Psychology.

What you will study

The programme blends both the scientific subject of Psychology and application of Psychology. The scientific study of mind and behaviour addresses six core areas: personality and individual differences, cognitive psychology, biopsychology, social psychology, developmental psychology and research methods. Combined, these core areas provide graduates with the necessary psychological knowledge to pursue postgraduate studies in Psychology.

We adopt a wide range of approaches to the delivery of the programme in order to maximise the skills you can develop. This will include learning individually and as part of a team. Many modules include lectures and small group tutorials, some include significant laboratory time, and some adopt a more problem-based learning approach. This has been carefully considered to ensure you are developing a range of important skills throughout each stage of your degree.

Throughout the programme, you will also learn about the application of Psychology in various contexts. This includes work, clinical, educational, sport, health and coaching. The largest application is rooted in the middle of the programme, taking up one calendar year where you will be based in the workplace, exploring where psychology could positively impact the performance and wellbeing of an organisation and individuals. There is also the potential for you to study abroad for a semester.

The research strand of the programme firstly introduces you to basic research design and analyses. As you progress through the programme and your research skills and confidence in this area increase, you will begin to design your own research before carrying out a significant project in the final year and communicating your findings.


Dr Niamh Stack


Admission Enquiries

EU Applicants:

Non EU Applicants:

Programme Content

Year 1 (Semester 1)
Individual and Developmental Influences on Behaviour
Cognitive Psychology
Introduction to Research
Performance Psychology
Skills for Study and Work 1
Year 1 (Semester 2)
Historical and Social Influences on Behaviour
Developmental Psychology
Research Design and Analyses
Individuality, Difference and Psychological Science
Skills for Study and Work 2
Year 2 (Semester 3)
Information Technology for Psychology
Conceptual and Historical Issues in Psychology
Work and Organisation Psychology
Critical Perspectives in Research
Arts elective (x1)
Year 2 (Semester 4)
Organisational Psychology in Practice 1
Year 3 (Semester 5)
Organisational Psychology in Practice 2
Year 3 (Semester 6)
Biological Basis of Behaviour
Psychology of Applied Settings
Advanced Research Methods
And one Psychology elective from the following:
Health Psychology
Psychology of Motivation
Advanced Issues in Developmental Psychology
Advanced Issues in Educational Psychology
Sport Psychology
Coaching Psychology
Year 4 (Semester 7)
Design and Ethics of Research
Undergraduate Dissertation in Psychology 1
Applied Social Psychology
Advanced Cognitive Psychology
Arts elective (x1)
Year 4 (Semester 8)
Communicating Psychological Science
Undergraduate Dissertation in Psychology 2
Psychology or Arts electives (x3)

How to Apply

Programme intake is once a year in September.

EU Applicants

You are advised to contact the MIC Admissions Office before applying.


Non-EU Applicants

Entry requirements and the application process vary according to country of origin. For information that is specific to your home country, click here.

Application Information

Intake onto this programme is once a year in September.

Download and complete the application form, paying particular attention to the requirements:

  • Please enclose detailed certified results and awards for all examinations mentioned in the application form (certified original documents and certified English translation where applicable).
  • Official results and award of examinations to be taken should be submitted as soon as they are available.
  • If you are from a non-English speaking country, you will be required to show evidence of a high level of competence in English as part of the application. Click here for English language requirements.
  • Please note that your application form cannot be considered unless certified results and awards are submitted.
  • When detailing result/grade/mark, please include QCA/GPA, mark or percentage relative to marking system at your university.

Intake onto this programme is once a year in September.

You are advised to contact the MIC International Office before applying:


Telephone: +353 61 204988

Transferring from another 3rd Level Institution

The transfer route into MIC depends on the content overlap of your new and old course and the number of places on the new course in the year you apply. Before submitting an application you should contact where we will consider your case with the relevant Head of Department of the course you wish to transfer to.

EU/Non-EU Status Assessments

The designation of a student as being from the EU or a Non-EU country determines the fees they will pay at MIC, i.e. there may be cases where a non-EU national acquires EEA citizenship during the course of their third-level studies and would qualify for EU fees for example. 

Click here for more information on EU/Non-EU status assessments which will be conducted by MIC International office to determine status.

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