M.A. On Campus

Psychology - Applied Psychology (Positive and Coaching Psychology)

University College Cork

12 months
18400 EUR/year
8080 EUR/year
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This is an innovative MA in Psychology - Applied Psychology (Positive and Coaching Psychology) at University College Cork programme that brings together the fields of Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.


The MA in Psychology - Applied Psychology (Positive and Coaching Psychology) at University College Cork equips students with advanced training in positive psychology coaching skills that will prepare them for a career as a professional coach. Skills in research methodology are a prerequisite for all psychology professions, and they constitute a key set of skills that set psychologists apart in the wider workplace.  


Master's training is an integral part of any human services profession. Ultimately we envisage our graduates will have three career routes opened to them by completing this course.

  • Solopreneurs in the private sector, either as a consultant practitioner or through the development of private practice.
  • As part of a route to becoming a chartered coaching psychologist or an accredited coach.
  • A Research/Academic career in Psychology or related area perhaps by moving into a PhD.

Programme Structure


  • Research Methods and Data Analysis
  • Practice of Evidence-Based Coaching
  • Positive Psychology and Human Flourishing
  • Positive Psychology Coaching Practice
  • Cognitive enhancement and motivational interviewing as strategies for change
  • Health Psychology
  • Positive Organisational Psychology
  • Private Practice
  • Positive Psychology in Group Settings
  • Learning, Well-Being, & Participation at Work 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


90 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of an awarded Second Class Honours Grade II in an undergraduate (honours) degree
  • An interest in the appropriate application of psychological theory and methods to coaching practice.
  • Reasons for applying to the course, including a written statement about career objectives.
  • All applicants must arrange for one Referee's Report form to completed and uploaded to their application. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    18400 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 18400 EUR per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    8080 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8080 EUR per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Cork

860 - 1400 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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