The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. The course - accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) - has been designed for students with prior experiences in psychology and research methods comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).On successful completion of the programme, it is expected that the student will be able to:
Identify the fundamental psychological processes that underlie psychological phenomena in cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, and biological psychology.
Understand the fundamental principles of research methods.
Critically evaluate current issues in psychological research and its applications in society.
Demonstrate how psychological issues can be investigated and critically evaluated.
Select and develop strategies to investigate and solve psychological issues on the level of individuals and groups.
Apply the fundamental psychological concepts and practices to psychological issues in research and in the social context.
Demonstrate expertise in applying psychological methods when assessing and solving psychological issues.
Demonstrate interpersonal competencies and professional sensitivity including ethical behaviour.Conceptualise, research and write critical assessments of psychological areas of investigation.
Understand and evaluate the significance of psychological research and the findings that it can provide.
Critically evaluate psychological applications to solutions in society considering contextual limitations and the feasibility of psychological interventions.