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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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 2 Psychology Single Major students

Study Supports:

Students Supports:

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

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.
See our Psychology International page and look out for emails about information sessions.

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.

Information For Stage 3 Psychology Single Major students
  • UCD Module Timetable
  • Registration Support: If you are returning to UCD and are carrying repeat modules, please contact the Social Sciences Office to ensure your registration can be accommodated.
  • All Stage 3 students are required to complete an independent research project under the supervision of a member of staff. Supervisors are assigned at the start of the academic year. Faculty research interests and publications can be viewed here.

Study Supports:

Students Supports:

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

 

GPA Calculation for BA/BSc Psychology 

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 your Psychology degree (3 Stages) is calculated when a you complete your degree.

3 Stages: No Study AbroadWeightingCreditsEquivalent %
Stage 1 0 60 0%
Stage 2 5 60 50%
Stage 3 5 60 50&
 

GPA Calculation for BSc International Psychology (On Exchange from 2020-21 Onwards)

Choosing to study abroad means you will move to a new 4 year degree programme.  One of the changes resulting from this move is a change to how your final degree GPA will be calculated.  4 year degree programmes count Stages 2, 3 & 4 for GPA Calculation purposes.  However your study abroad year is GPA Neutral, this means Stage 3/year abroad does not count towards your GPA directly but does alter how your GPA will be calculated.

2020/21 and Following Years
4 Stages: Study AbroadWeightingCreditsEquivalent %
Stage 1 0 60 0%
Stage 2 2 60 28.57%
Stage 3 (Year Abroad) 3 (Neutral) 60 0%
Stage 4 5 60 71.43%

GPA Calculation for BA International Psychology (On Exchange in 2019/20 and Previous Years)

Students who completed their year abroad in 2019/20 and previous years will have their GPA Calculated as follows.

2019/20 and Previous Years
4 Stages: Study AbroadWeightingCreditsEquivalent %
Stage 1 0 60 0%
Stage 2 5 60 50%
Stage 3 (Year Abroad) 0 (Neutral) 60 0%
Stage 4 5 60 50%

If you wish to be advised on your GPA calculation, please contact the Social Sciences through this link: Query Form.

Details on PSI Accreditation (For entrants from September 2020 Onwards)

 

Eliigibility for membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland requires the following;

  • To be awarded at least a Lower Second Class Honours degree (a GPA of no lower than 2.48)
  •  Pass the independent research project in Stage 3 of the BSc Psychology