You are very welcome to UCD's Psychology undergraduate programme information

Below you will find some updates and information specific to your degree. Please also check our Student and Academic Information section, or contact us in the Social Sciences office if you have any questions. 

In many cases, the UCD School of Psychology will be your first calling point for academic and administrative queries. 

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General Information for Psychology (Single Major) students:
 
Study Supports:

 

Other General Information

Remember to check the rest of our website for some important information and supports!

Why not sign up to the UCD School of Psychology Research Participation System! This is a centralised hub where researchers in the School of Psychology advertise their studies and recruit participants.  As a student on the Psychology Single Major degree at UCD, you have the option to participate in documented research in return for access to a pool of undergraduate participants during your final year research projects.

Participant recruitment can be a challenge for your third year project.  The UCD School of Psychology has set up the SONA system in order to provide an efficient and effective way to help you. This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about psychology and the ongoing research in the School of Psychology.  You can choose which studies you wish to take part in, but you're not under any obligation to participate at all if you don't want to. You can access the participation system here.

Information For Stage 1 Psychology (Single Major) students:

Study Supports:

Information For Stage 2 Psychology Single Major students

 

Thinking About Study Abroad in Stage 3?

The School of Psychology has Erasmus exchange agreements with Universite Catholique de l'Ouest (Angers), Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid and Free University, Berlin, among other prestigious institutions. There are also international links to unviersities in the USA and Australia permitting student exchanges. 

Contact the School of Psychology for more details, or visit the UCD International Office website about information sessions this semester.

 

Need participants for your final year project?

Why not sign up to the UCD School of Psychology Research Participation System! This is a centralised hub where researchers in the School of Psychology advertise their studies and recruit participants.  As a student on the Psychology Single Major degree at UCD, you have the option to participate in documented research in return for access to a pool of undergraduate participants during your final year research projects.

Participant recruitment can be a challenge for your third year project.  The UCD School of Psychology has set up the SONA system in order to provide an efficient and effective way to help you. This is also an opportunity for you to learn more about psychology and the ongoing research in the School of Psychology.  You can choose which studies you wish to take part in, but you're not under any obligation to participate at all if you don't want to. You can access the participation system here.

 

GPA Calculation for DN519/DN720 Psychology degree  |  Accurate for 2018-19

Your GPA is your Grade Point Average, and it is a measure of your academic performance, comprising GPA scores for all eligible modules (click here to see UCD's GPA scores for grades). The higher your GPA, the higher the quality of your degree. In UCD your degree GPA values are classified into the broad classes such as first-class honours and so on.  Your final degree GPA and classification will be based on your performance in certain stages depending on your course.  Some employers and many universities will make use of the GPA value itself.

While you must complete Stage 1 of your degree to progress, your grades from Stage 1 modules will not be used in computing your degree GPA.  However, Stage 1 results are a component in applications to study abroad.

The box below demonstrates how a final degree GPA for you Psychology degree (3 Stages) is calculated when a you complete your degree.

 
3 Stages: No Study Abroad  Weighting Equivalent%
Stage 1 - -
Stage 2 5 50%
Stage 3 5 50%

During your time in UCD, you may opt for Study Abroad opportunities in Stage 3, therefore adding a year to your degree. The University's regulations on calculation of GPA when an additional year is added to a degree for Study Abroad are currently under review. Please check this site in September 2019 for more information on GPA calculation if you wish to study abroad in Stage 3 of your degree.

If you are already undertaking or have completed a year of study abroad and wish to be advised on your GPA calculation, please contact the Social Sciences through this link: Query Form.