For admission to the M.Sc. in Psychotherapy, entrants will normally:
- Have a relevant undergraduate degree (for example, though not exhaustively, social science, psychology, nursing, community development, education etc.) or equivalent or have successfully completed the Access Programme
- Have one to two year's recent relevant professional experience (for example, voluntary counsellor/helpline worker, social work, teaching or nursing background)
- Be able to demonstrate personal readiness and suitability for psychotherapy training
- Successfully undertake a selection interview
Months of entry
The MSc in Psychotherapy is a four-year part-time programme at Level 9 NFQ (120 credits). Students may exit after two years with a Graduate Diploma in Psychotherapy (60 credits). The programme comprises taught modules including the principles and practices of humanistic, cognitive-behavioural, psychodynamic and systemic approaches.
The M.Sc programme fosters an inquiry based attitude in psychotherapy theory, practice and research. The programme, based on an integrative approach, provides students with an opportunity to work psychotherapeutically with a diversity of clients with complex and multifaceted needs. The MSc in Psychotherapy is accredited by the Irish Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP) www.iacp.ie and by National Association for Pastoral Counselling and Psychotherapy (www.napcp.ie)
Students will also be able to develop specialist expertise in particular fields of psychotherapy - including couples therapy, psychosexual therapeutic practice and working with trauma. It also includes supervision of research and clinical work to facilitate completion of a research thesis and a professional practice portfolio. The M.Sc programme is designed to equip students to undertake therapeutic practice with individuals and couples.
The course is delivered in Dublin City University via block teaching (approximately three days per month) over the academic year September to May.
Information for international students
Non-native English speakers must also submit;
- Certified English translations of academic transcripts and parchment / degree certificate
International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the university of their competency in the English language.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- part time48 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Gerry Moore