Admission Requirements: Applicants will be required to hold
at least a minimum of an upper second class honours degree
(2.1) or its equivalent from a recognised university course,
which confers eligibility for graduate registration with the
Psychological Society of Ireland or equivalent professional
body in the case of overseas applicants.
Applications are made online at:
Months of entry
The course is designed to provide students with a thorough
appreciation of issues in applied psychology, knowledge
of the skills required to apply psychology 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, which
establishes a firm basis for students to further professional
training and development in psychology. The core modules
provide training in research methods and professional issues.
Optional modules enable further development of these
competencies and knowledge while enabling students to
consider their application in specified content areas.
The following two core modules are compulsory and will be
offered every year: Philosophical and professional issues in
applied psychology and Research Methodology and Statistics
In general, optional modules will be offered every year (subject
to staff availability, timetabling constraints and demand).
The following is an example of the range of modules that
have been offered: Theory of Psychotherapy; Introduction to
psychometrics; Applied behaviour analysis; Applied psychology;
Health psychology; Issues in child and adolescent clinical
psychology; Issues in adult clinical psychology and Issues in
clinical psychology and intellectual disability.
In addition, all students will be required to submit a
dissertation based on an empirical investigation of a topic
in applied psychology.
Information for international students