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Psychological Science, Master

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    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
University rank #185 (QS) Dublin, Ireland
The focus of this Psychological Science programme at University College Dublin is on acquiring basic applied psychology skills to equip you for doctoral studies in clinical, counselling, educational or organisational psychology, or for progressing to a PhD in psychological research.

Overview

Over the Psychological Science course at University College Dublin of the year students work with a staff member to complete a research project.  In keeping with the skills-based focus of the programme, the research is written up as a journal article that conforms to the publication style of an identified journal. 

In most cases, students work on one of their supervisor's ongoing research projects.

  • One year full-time taught masters in basic applied psychology skills
  • Emphasises acquisition of skills for professional practice
  • Equips you for doctoral studies in clinical, counselling, educational or organisational psychology or for progressing to a PhD in psychological research
  • Research project, supervised by a member of staff and written up as a journal article
  • Includes a psychometric assessment module that meets requirements to obtain BPS certification

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • MPsychSc Research Dissertation
  • Advanced Research Methods & Stats
  • Human Rights Law and Equality
  • Education and Equality
  • Managing Change
  • Psychometric Assessment Part 1 & 2
  • Basic counselling and clinical skills
  • Introduction to Rehabilitation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    90 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    90

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  • Minimum required score:

    600

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General Requirements

Candidates may apply for admission to the Masters in Psychological Science if they have the following:

  • At least an upper second class honours bachelor’s degree in Psychology recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland or by the Psychology Society of the country in which the degree was awarded
  • At least an upper second class honours Higher Diploma in Psychology (conversion course) recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland or by the psychology society of the country in which the degree was awarded

Tuition Fee

Living costs for Dublin

  • 1100 - 1800 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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