Maynooth University

M.Sc. On Campus
24 months
15000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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MSc Psychology programme at Maynooth University is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology, who have already studied at least 60 credits of psychology in their undergraduate degree.

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MSc Psychology programme at Maynooth University   is designed to provide a pre-professional qualification equivalent to a bachelor degree in psychology and, as such, offers a conversion route for graduates who hold an honours degree in Psychological Studies or equivalent. Emphasis is on psychological research methods and analytic techniques, professional ethics, and applied research experience.


As the MSc Psychology  is a pre-professional qualification, for careers in professional psychology disciplines (e.g. clinical psychology, educational psychology, occupational psychology, counselling psychology) further training at Masters or doctoral level is required. Graduates who do not wish to pursue professional psychology careers may consider a variety of career and employment options including roles in advertising, the civil service, human resources, and recruitment consultancy.  


Psychological Society of Ireland accreditation for this course is pending, and is expected to be achieved in 2020.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Laboratories In Experimental Psychology 
  • Classic Studies In Psychology
  • Statistical & Quantitative Approaches For Psychology
  • Psychology Rights And Wrongs
  • Issues & Debates In Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines






On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
Lower Second Class

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants will be required to have at least a  2.1 degree  in a level eight honours programme, including at least 60 credits of Psychology/Psychological Studies.
  •  Prior learning must include introductory level coverage of each of biological psychology, social psychology, personality and inter-individual differences, developmental psychology and cognitive psychology; and post-introductory level study of at least 4 of those areas. Places are limited to 20 per annum, and will be assigned on a competitive basis.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6500 EUR per year and a duration of 24 months.


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