The B.A. in Psychology offers a broad introduction to the field of Psychology and its major sub-disciplines. Over 3 years (or 4-year part-time) learners engage with the core areas in psychology including developmental, social, and cognitive psychology, abnormal psychology and psychotherapy and neuropsychology. A significant component of the programme is also dedicated to equipping learners with a strong capability in research methods, culminating in an independent research project. The B.A. (Hons) in Psychology has been approved for validation by QQI and the programme has been submitted to the Psychological Society of Ireland to seek recognition as an approved programme.
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Biological Basis of Human Behaviour
Developmental and Social Psychology
Personality and Individual Differences
Research Methods and Ethics
Historical and Philosophical Foundations
Academic and Professional Development
Adulthood and Ageing
Statistics and Psychological Laboratories
Arts Education and Creativity
Mental Health and Psychopathology
Independent Research Project
Counselling and Applied Psychological Therapies
Special Education: Inclusion and Diversity
Montessori Education Across a Lifespan
SNMCI students have the possibility of applying to Erasmus+ programmes in our partner countries, to study abroad for a semester.
Leaving Certificate - H5 or above in 2 higher level subjects AND a minimum of 4 O6s at an ordinary level which must include maths and English.
3 Years F/T and 4 Years P/T Dún Laoghaire & Cork
How to Apply
Via the CAO, Code NM802, or DIRECT
Full time: €5,990 per year
Part time: €4,990 per year
SUSI Grant funding available* (*Subject to approval by DFHE)
Why Choose St. Nicholas
We are accredited by QQI and we are a founder member of the Higher Education College Association (HECA). We have been delivering education programmes since 1970 and all of our programmes are underpinned by our application of Montessori philosophy and methodology which values the unique learning potential of every human being. Our College is compact and accessible, offering learners a true sense of belonging and community in the heart of Dun Laoghaire and Cork. But more importantly:
Located in the seaside town of Dún Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, St. Nicholas students are embedded in the ideal mix of beautiful coastline, cafe culture, warm and welcoming community and some of the best social life in Ireland. And all so easy to access via DART, bus or car.
Our small class sizes ensure that each learner receives individualised attention which reflects the respect and traditions of Montessori, our namesake We have several opportunities for students to study abroad via Erasmus+ programmes
The St. Nicholas Montessori B.A. (HONS) in Psychology is Ireland's newest psychology degree, combining core psychology subjects with a focus on educational psychology and mental wellbeing. A degree in Psychology can lead to a wide range of careers, both psychology-based and in other areas. For graduates seeking a career as a professional psychologist, this degree represents (subject to PSI accreditation) a necessary step and a precursor for post-graduate study in the chosen specialist area of Psychology in the following roles:
Private practitioners in counselling and psychotherapy
Health and wellbeing