Psychology (Conversion) MSc

Psychology (Conversion) MSc

Master degree
12 months
Application deadlines: no intake
Processing time: 30 days
Application fee: €50
Intakes: no intake
International tuition: €5,640

Program overview

The programme is a one-year intensive full-time masters. Classes are timetabled for between 20-30 hours per week each semester, four days a week. In Semester 1, you will cover six core areas: Biological Bases of behaviour Developmental and Lifespan Psychology Social Psychology Personality and Individual Difference Cognitive Psychology Research Design and Methods In Semester 2, you will study three advanced modules: Individual Differences Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology Social Cognitive Psychology A further module examines contemporary issues and the use of technology in psychology research and practice. You will also select one elective module specifically designed for graduates who intend to pursue further study in applied settings including clinical psychology, and educational psychology, and a thesis/research project in an area of your choice.

Study options

This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE
This programme is now full and applications are closed. For admission to the MSc in Psychology (Conversion), entrants will typically hold: A (NFQ) Level 8 Honours Degee 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 Resouces, 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 competancy in the English language. More information about DCU's English language requirements can be found here. In addition to the above, applicants with appropriate combinations of professional qualifications and experience may be considered. This may include demonstrated substantial additional prior experiential learning in Psychology and/or Research Methods. These individuals will be considered on a case by case basis. We will particulary recognise those individuals who have substantial Research Methods and Statistics experience.

Career opportunities

The programme 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 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 and a range of other specialist areas in psychology. Jobs options for graduates: Assistant psychologist positions Careers advice Marketing/sales positions

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