Taught course

Applied Psychology

Trinity College Dublin - the University of Dublin · School of Psychology

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Entry requirements

Applicants to the course will be required to hold a minimum of an upper second class honours degree in psychology or its equivalent from a recognised university course, which confers eligibility for membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland or equivalent professional body in the case of overseas applicants.

Months of entry


Course content

The Master’s course in Applied Psychology is designed to provide students with a general awareness of the problems of applying psychology, a knowledge of skills required to apply it effectively and a detailed understanding of their chosen focus of application. The themes of analysis, intervention and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of the course. The core modules provide training in research methods and professional issues. Optional modules enable the further development of these competencies and knowledge while enabling students to consider their application in specified content areas through the study of applied modules and an extended piece of empirical research.

The course provides a preparatory training for those intending to apply for other more specialised postgraduate professional courses in psychology and for those intending to pursue a career in which psychological expertise of a high level is necessary or beneficial.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

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