Diploma in Psychology

Delve into the human mind

11 weeks, one evening per week,
Start Date:
24th Sept (Online)
Reference Code:
Normal Price:
Online: €925
On-Campus: €1195

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Why Psychology?

Gain a new-found understanding for humanity learning how we think and how this influences behaviour.

This course will:

  • Develop your awareness of reasons for certain behaviours and how it is influenced by social and cultural surroundings
  • Teach you the key concepts and theoretical perspectives of the main areas within the field of psychology
  • Enhance your career prospects in the psychology field
  • Open your eyes to the effects of psychology on mental health, employment and relationships
  • Help you evaluate the internal processes associated with cognitive psychology.

According to the Business Post, worldwide demand for psychology professionals is expanding at a rate of 22% per year.

Ireland is scheduled to accept 297 clinical, counselling, and education psychology trainees in 2021/22, 300 in 2022/23, and 296-297 trainees in 2023/24, according to the Psychology Project Team: Establishment of a National Psychology Placement Office.

Course Details

This Diploma in Psychology emphasises psychology as the scientific study of the mind and behaviour, specifically how the mind works and how it influences behaviour.  Psychology is a multifaceted discipline and the Diploma includes many component fields of study such as cognitive psychology, developmental (child to adult) psychology, social psychology. Engaging with the Diploma will help you to better understand yourself and better appreciate differences with others.  We all apply psychology in our everyday lives, and it helps to know why we and others might behave in certain ways and exhibit certain patterns to that behaviour.

 On successful completion of this Diploma you will be able to:

  • Describe the key concepts and theoretical perspectives of the main areas within the field of psychology.
  • Evaluate the internal processes associated with cognitive psychology, neurobiology and the brain 
  • Demonstrate insight into how psychology evolves over the lifetime of a person with particular attention paid to childhood and critical developmental years
  • Outline how our social world influences our thoughts, emotions and perception
  • Outline treatment options including but not limited to cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)  
  • Demonstrate awareness of psychiatric diagnosis, with a focus on schizophrenia diagnosis, prognosis and treatment outcomes.


Assessment is by means of an assignment that you complete in your own time and submit at the end of term.  There is no formal exam in this Diploma.

Lecturer in Psychology

Kevin Lynch is a research scientist who holds a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Master’s in Applied Psychology. Kevin began his career with a BSc in Marketing, forging a keen interest in human behaviour. His research to date has focused on using technology to facilitate psychological interventions and create lasting behaviour change.

At Trinity College Dublin, Kevin is a research coordinator / lab manager. His current works is with an MQ-funded global research project developing an algorithmic tool that helps clinicians to make more personalised treatment decision for mental health patients – using web-based data collection, cognitive tests, computational modelling and machine learning.

Keven Lynch
What is a Professional Diploma?

An IBAT Professional Diploma is a focused, short duration practical course that consolidates, upskills and/or reskills learners in a professional area. They are stand-alone qualifications  that do not lead to an award on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).

Career Opportunities

Following successful completion of the programme, graduates can embark on a career in the field of psychology. The final topic on the syllabus addresses careers in psychology and what is involved in becoming a psychologist. Areas of interest here include clinical psychology, health and occupational psychology, counselling and therapy, educational and learning psychology. The programme can also open doors in the human-centred aspects of businesses such as human resource management and marketing.

Possible careers within this field include:

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Research roles
  • Psychotherapist
  • Social Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Analyst
  • Teacher

Entry Requirements

Previous study of psychology is not needed.  Applicants should have a strong interest in psychology, and human thinking and behaviour.

How to Apply

Click on ‘Find out More’ or ‘Book Now’ to reserve your place or enquire more about this course.

You can also book a one to one with one of our course specialists by calling us at:  +353 1 8075 055  or emailing us at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

We also have flexible payment plans, please ‘Find out More’ or call us to discuss your options or visit the college anytime and our course specialists will be more than willing to discuss any queries you may have.


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Digital Credentials
A Digital Certificate will be issued upon successful completion of an assignment that you complete in your own time and submit at the end of term, in addition, you will also receive a Digital Badge.

What is a Digital Badge?
A micro-credential is a compact credential that verifies the achievement of a skill or knowledge gained. A Digital Badge is a visual representation of having earned a micro-credential which can be shared on various online platforms to showcase the earner’s achievement.

Why have a Digital Badge?
Your Digital Badge and Certificate can be shared on social media channels such as LinkedIn and Facebook. Digital Badges can also be added to email signatures, displayed on resumes or added to recognised achievement platforms such as Badgr, Credly and OpenBadges. These are a great way to communicate your knowledge and skills, and highlight your commitment to Continuing Professional Development (CPD).

Meet Kevin Lynch, Psychology Lecturer

Student Benefits

Discover the additional support services and facilities we have to help you thrive; from IT Labs, a Career Service, Networking Evenings and more..

On-Campus vs Online

You can attend lectures Online or On Campus, offering maximum flexibility with your time and how you learn.

Online Study

  • No geographic restrictions. Study wherever you are in the world
  • Lower fees and reduced costs on accommodation, transport etc
  • Flexible schedule and self-paced learning
  • Ideal for working professionals
  • Opportunity to interact with learners across the globe
  • Live sessions with mentors to address any student questions or queries
  • Access to all recorded sessions

Take the first step

Contact us and one of our course specialists will be able to speak to you one-on-one about your needs by phone, email or in person.