View the provisional Spring 2020 timetable here.
This DBS Online Diploma will be of interest to those who would like to know more about the key studies and theories that have shaped our understanding of the mind and behaviour. The course is taught in recorded weekly scheduled classes, using a cloud based app that works on any device. In addition students will have access to the Moodle learning management system that brings the class and teacher together for activities and access to resources. Students of psychology develop a set of skills highly valued by employers in terms of communication, organisation, critical thinking and time-management. What is more, psychology is a science and this means you will develop the skills to study behaviour logically and analytically. Employers value this skill-set. In addition, the subject matter enables psychology students to benefit from insights into effective thinking styles, into developing resilience and into the kinds of strategies that can help one make better decisions in business and in life.
Programme Aims and Objectives
Students who complete our Online Diploma in Psychology should be able to:
Understand the key principles underlying some of the dominant perspectives in psychology
Apply this knowledge to better understand their past behaviour and the behaviour of others
Apply this understanding to improve decision-making and inter-personal skills
Approach the study of behaviour in a methodical and scientific fashion
Evaluate psychological theories, research and evidence
Be able to apply strategies to improve their skills in stress management and resilience
To meet the requirements of the Online Diploma in Psychology, a student will be required to
complete the following:
Please note this programme is not on the National Framework of Qualifications (NFQ).
DBS Student Facilities
Online Learning Environment - is an eLearning system designed to provide you with a range of course material, interactive education sessions, and is home to your virtual online classroom which will enhance and support your learning experience within DBS.
DBS Online Library - The Online Library provides a programme of introductory videos and virtual classroom sessions in the areas of Library resources, essay writing skills, avoiding plagiarism and referencing to assist you in your studies. These will be facilitated through the DBS Online Learning Environment prior to your commencement on the Diploma programme.
DBS Virtual Community of Learners – You will become part of DBS Online’s Virtual Community of Learners where you can network and share with your fellow online students.