Psychology, M.Sc. | Maynooth University | Maynooth, Ireland
12 months
15000 EUR/year
6500 EUR/year
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This intensive Psychology course from 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. 

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The Psychology course from 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, but who do not currently hold an undergraduate qualification that confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. 

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.   This course is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Laboratories in Experimental Psychology 
  • Classic Studies in Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods
  • Statistical & Quantitative Approaches for Psychology
  • Psychology Rights and Wrongs
  • Issues & Debates in Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods for Psychology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

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Academic requirements

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Upper Second Class

English requirements

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General requirements

  • Applicants will be required to have at least a  2.1 degree  in a level 8 honours degree, 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

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  • International

    15000 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 15000 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6500 EUR/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6500 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Maynooth

650 - 1000 EUR /month
Living costs

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


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