This course is delivered by IBAT College Dublin an academic partner of GISMA Business School. IBAT and GISMA are both members of Global University Systems (GUS), which is an international network of higher-education institutions, brought together by a shared passion for accessible, industry-relevant qualifications.

For individuals wanting to understand more about themselves, the world around them and the people within it, psychology is an excellent subject to study. Throughout the programme, you’ll develop a wealth of knowledge about the subject including areas such as cognitive performance and how humans cope under pressure. By the time you have completed the programme, you will understand how having an understanding of psychology can improve our mental health, relationships and work.

Why choose this programme?

This diploma encourages you to think about psychology in a scientific way, as a study of mind and behaviour. As a multifaceted discipline, you’ll consider how the mind works, what influences behaviour and approaches such as social psychology, cognitive psychology and developmental psychology. You will learn to recognise certain patterns of behaviour and identify influences on it.

Objectives of the programme

By the time you have completed the programme, you will be able to:

  • Outline key concepts and theories that underpin the main areas of psychology
  • Evaluate the international processes that are connected with cognitive psychology
  • Demonstrate a knowledge of how psychology can change across a person’s lifetime
  • Discuss how the self is influenced by both cultural and social settings
  • Describe individual differences between the self and other in day-to-day living

Who is the course suitable for?

The Diploma in Psychology is targeted at individuals hoping to have a successful and thriving career in the field. For those interested in clinical psychology, counselling and therapy, educational and learning psychology or health and occupational psychology, this is a great course to participate in. Once you’ve graduated, you might think about careers in:

  • Human resource manager
  • Psychotherapist
  • Analyst
  • Teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Research roles
  • Social worker

IBAT College Dublin is committed to providing a range of programmes in the areas of business, IT, sports, tourism and the English language to both domestic and international students. With a broad range of industry connections, a state-of-the-art campus and faculty who come from a range of different backgrounds, students thrive at the college which is why we have achieved a student satisfaction rate of 98% in recent years. By the time they graduate, our students feel they have gained the knowledge and soft skills needed to start their careers in some of the most in-demand industries.

Why study with IBAT?

  • Industry-relevant programmes: We recognise where the skills shortages are and provide programmes that will fill these gaps. We are also connected with private institutions, NGOs and many SMEs across Ireland, helping students to gain experience of a real-life business setting.
  • Global connections: IBAT College Dublin became part of the Global University Systems group in 2016 allowing it to broaden its portfolio and offer programmes to a wider network of students. We also collaborate with a range of GUS partners.
  • Small class sizes: We believe that students learn best in a personal and interactive environment which is why we keep our class sizes small.
  • Industry experts: We employ faculty with experience of working in the industries they teach in. Due to this, students get an understanding of what it is actually like to work in their area of interest.
  • Student experience: Our students have access to a range of services. We also aim to mentor and support them throughout their education journey.

  • 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

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

  • Part-time
  • Online
  • 11 weeks
  • Continuous
  • € 840 per course

Course awarded by IBAT College Dublin


IBAT College Dublin is committed to providing a range of programmes in the areas of business, IT, sports, tourism and the English language to both domestic and international students. With a broad range of industry connections, a state-of-the-art campus and faculty who come from a range of different backgrounds, students thrive at the college which is why we have achieved a student satisfaction rate of 98% in recent years.

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