M.Sc. On Campus

Psychology (Conversion)

Dublin City University

12 months
15300 EUR/year
8400 EUR/year
Tuition fee
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The essential next step for graduates aspiring to pursue a career in psychology, the Psychology (Conversion) programme of the Dublin City University offers a conversion route into psychology for graduates who hold an honours degree in psychological studies or a psychology-related discipline (e.g. Human Sciences, Sports Sciences, Education).


This one-year, full-time, intensive Psychology (Conversion) programme of the Dublin City University covers a comprehensive curriculum in psychology with a strong focus on cutting-edge innovations in psychology, practice-based skills such as counselling and research skills.

The programme has been formally accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland.


This course has been designed to enable graduates to seek membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland upon completion. Such membership is a prerequisite for further study in psychology, including clinical and applied areas. Graduates from this course who wish to pursue further study in psychology as a discipline can go on to specialise with either masters and doctorate qualifications in counselling, clinical psychology, forensic psychology, educational psychology, research and a range of other specialist areas in psychology.

Most students study psychology because they aim to pursue a career as a psychologist. However, others choose to study psychology because it offers a broad training in a behavioural science, it develops a wide range of valued transferable skills and it can be used as a stepping-stone into several other careers. Jobs options for graduates include:

  • Assistant psychologist positions
  • Marketing
  • Management
  • Research
  • Data analysis
  • Human resources
  • Health promotion
  • Community development

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Psychology Research Skills
  • Cognition
  • Biological Bases of Behaviour in the Brain
  • Social Psychology: From Theory to Translation
  • Lifespan Development (Childhood to Adulthood)
  • Psychological Health, Difficulties & Disorder

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A (NFQ) Level 8 Honours Degree with a H2.1 or international equivalent in a discipline cognate to Psychology (e.g. Humanities; Human Sciences, Education Sociology, Health and Society, etc.) or have completed a Psychology Honours Degree that did not confer eligibility for the graduate basis from the Psychological Society of Ireland (otherwise known as Psychological Studies degree).
  • Applicants should also have a minimum combined total of 60 ECTS in Psychology modules (or modules with a substantial element of Psychology, e.g Health Promotion, Human Resources, etc.) and Research Methods modules (or equivalent modules, e.g. Research Project/Thesis, Statistics, Data Analysis/Data Handling etc.)
  • International candidates who are non-native speakers of English must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15300 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15300 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8400 EUR per year during 12 months.

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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