DCU’s BA in Humanities (Psychology Major), offered online through DCU Connected, has become the first online distance education degree programme in Ireland to be accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).
Welcoming the news, Dr James Brunton, Programme Chair, commented: “This accreditation demonstrates that the programme meets the highest international standards for undergraduate, pre-professional education and training in Psychology”.
DCU has a long history of opening up access to higher education through online distance education, as not everyone has the option of undertaking full time, on-campus study.
Now, for the first time, a PSI accredited online option is available in Ireland for people that need a flexible route to a university qualification in Psychology.
Prof. Mark Brown, Director of the National Institute for Digital Learning at DCU, said: “This achievement is further evidence of DCU’s commitment to providing excellence in online education which helps to transform lives and societies”.
The DCU Bachelor of Arts in Humanities (Psychology Major) is a Level 8 honours degree programme, which provides students with a focused, tailored programme of education in Psychology.
The online DCU Connected programme offers students great flexibility in that they can vary the number of modules they undertake in a given year to work around their life, family and work responsibilities.
This prestigious accreditation means that students who graduate with a BA in Humanities (Psychology Major) through DCU Connected, and who achieve a minimum of second-class honours, will be eligible for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.
Dr Brunton concluded: “We are proud to announce this news as the accreditation process was extremely thorough and demonstrates how new flexible models of learning are becoming increasingly accepted by major professional bodies as a means for widening participation in higher education”.
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