Psychology & Computing – new 2018
This is one of the few degree courses internationally that combines Psychology and Computer Science to advance understanding of people’s experience with technology. As a student of this degree you will:
- develop an understanding of digitally-mediated lived experiences
- gain practical skills that will enhance your employability in the IT sector, especially in areas that are in great demand such as human-computer interaction, user-experience design, usability evaluation, game design and social media, and in research aimed at developing the next generation of systems and services
- explore the intersection between computing and psychology and apply this knowledge to improving lives socially, culturally and economically
- broaden your understanding of the needs of technology users such as children using technology, elders who may wish to use ICT but feel inhibited, people who struggle with IT but increasingly have to use it, and many more
- explore the potential of technology in areas such as education, e-health and mobile-health online screening as it applies to fields including as health, mental health and suicide help seeking etc.
- design, develop and test IT solutions to benefit a wide range of users’ needs
Data Science & Analytics – new 2018
Data Science & Analytics focuses on new ways to capture and understand data from the world around us, to make better decisions for people, communities and industry. The BSc in Data Science & Analytics at UCC provides an education in data storage, manipulation and interpretation using mathematical sciences and computational methods to solve complex real world problems.
In first and second year, students study the mathematical and computational foundations of data science and analytics.
In third year, students begin applying the fundamentals of data science and analytics to real life problems and data followed by a six-month work placement which provides an opportunity to apply the skills learnt in a work place environment.
In fourth year, students choose specialised modules and undertake an independent project which enables them to investigate more applied elements of the discipline.
Companies are currently seeking graduates with data analytics skills to fill a range of positions including firms specialising in analytics, financial services and consulting, and governmental agencies
Medical & Health Sciences – new 2018
The BSc Medical and Health Sciences offers an integrated learning experience in an interdisciplinary environment, to produce graduates who are passionate about human health and medicine, and are equipped to embark on careers in the medical research or healthcare sectors. It has a strong focus on research and is taught by research-active academics in a wide range of disciplines spanning the biological and medical sciences. This course delivers up-to-date current knowledge in the field of biomedical, clinical and public health sciences.
It encourages students to foster their analytical study skills and critical thinking, enabling them to research, develop and implement the innovative healthcare of the future. Students take core modules in Years 1, 2 and 3, providing a solid grounding in the medical and health sciences. In Year 4, students undertake a substantial Research Project in a current research topic in the medical and health sciences. Additionally, each student can choose from a broad range of specialised modules in the final year, allowing them to design the individual composition of their degree.