The MSc in Psychotherapy is a four-year part-time programme at Level 9 NFQ (120 credits). Students may exit after two years with a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (60 credits). The programme comprises taught modules including the principles and practices of humanistic, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic approaches.
The programme, based on an integrative approach, provides students with an opportunity to work psychotherapeutically with a diversity of clients with complex and multifaceted needs.
Students will also be able to develop specialist expertise in particular fields of psychotherapy - including couples therapy, psychosexual therapeutic practice and working with trauma.
It also includes supervision of research and clinical work to facilitate completion of a research thesis and a professional practice portfolio. The M.Sc programme is designed to equip students to undertake therapeutic practice with individuals and couples. The Psychotherapy course is delivered in Dublin City University via block teaching (approximately three days per month) over the academic year September to May.
There are career prospects for counsellors and psychotherapists within the Statutory, Education, Voluntary and Private sectors. Due to the programme's specialism, you will find specialist psychotherapeutic practice with individuals and couples. Alternatively, researchers in qualitative, quantitative and mixed methods research projects are always in demand.
The MSc in Psychotherapy is accredited by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) and by National Association for Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Humanistic Approaches: Theory & Practice
Psychodynamic Approaches Theory & Practice
Cognitive & Behavioural Approaches
Professional Practice Portfolio
Couples Therapy-an Intergrative Approach
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- 48 months
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DisciplinesPsychology Human Medicine View 82 other Masters in Human Medicine in Ireland
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We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Have a relevant level 8 undergraduate degree (for example, voluntary, community development, education etc.)
- Have one to two year's recent relevant professional experience (for example, voluntary counsellor/helpline worker, social work, teaching or nursing background)
- Be able to demonstrate personal readiness and suitability for psychotherapy training
- Successfully undertake a selection interview
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International12000 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 12000 EUR per year during 48 months.
EU/EEA6600 EUR/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 6600 EUR per year during 48 months.
Living costs for Dublin
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.