Diploma in Psychology

Diploma in Psychology

11 weeks, part-time, one evening per week, 6.30-9.30pm
Start Date:
23rd September 2019
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Why Psychology?

Studying psychology is of interest to everyone, both in terms of getting to know ourselves, the world around us, and the people in it.  Learning about how we think and how this influences aspects of our behaviour helps enormously in daily life.  Having a depth of psychology knowledge to draw on helps in understanding our interactions with others, our cognitive performances, our ability to cope under pressure and have a new-found understanding for humanity.  It can help improve our mental health, our employment, and relationships.

Course Overview

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:

1.       Describe the key concepts and theoretical perspectives of the main areas within the field of psychology.

2.       Evaluate the internal processes associated with cognitive psychology

3.       Demonstrate insight into how psychology evolves over the lifetime of a person

4.       Outline how the self is influenced by social and cultural surroundings

5.       Describe individual differences between the self and other in day-to-day living

Course Content

  • Understanding Psychology – the nature and scope of psychology, the various approaches to psychology, psychological thinking.
  • Cognitive Psychology – thinking, attention, perception, memory, and language
  • Developmental Psychology – psychological development from infant to child to adolescence to adult
  • Social Psychology – groups and conformity, variety of inter-personal relations, anti-social and pro-social behaviours
  • Emotional Living & Individual Differences - stress and coping, theories of motivation, intelligence and personality, psychopathology
  • The Psychologist - the role and job of a psychologist, careers in psychology


The programme is assessed entirely by coursework.  There is no formal exam.

Why IBAT College?

Career Potential
Maximise your career potential as you remain working while obtaining a professionally relevant, career enhancing, qualification at the same time.

Excellent Lecturing Staff
Learn from friendly and highly qualified academic staff, with industry experience, in small class-sizes, and guest lecturers who are experts in their fields.

Student Experience
Being part of a culturally diverse student nationality mix at IBAT College Dublin, with learners from over 30 different countries, gives you the opportunity to learn culturally different working methods first-hand, and the fundamentals to succeed in a globally connected network once you graduate.

City Centre Location
With our campus located in Dublin city centre, in Temple Bar, you are close to all major transport hubs making it easy to attend classes in between work and home.

Programme Material
Printed course notes are supplied for the first lecture. All subsequent notes are then available to download/view/print through the student virtual learning (Moodle) platform.

Career Opportunities

Following successful completion of the programme, graduates can take the related Diploma in The Psychology Of Work if they wish to pursue further study.  Graduates can also explore a career in psychology. The final topic on the syllabus addresses careers in psychology and what is involved in becoming a psychologist.

Kevin Lynch
Kevin Lynch
Kevin Lynch is a research scientist who holds a Higher Diploma in Psychology and a Masters 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.

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

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