Entry requirements

Applicants will normally be required to hold an honours degree in psychology or a cognate discipline; Post qualification and/or training/experience in supervision; Demonstration of commitment to ongoing professional development (e.g. workshops, seminars); Practising and a full member of a recognised professional body (e.g. the Psychological Society of Ireland, the Irish Council for Psychotherapy, the Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy or professional equivalent. ; Have access to a supervisee base for professional clinical practice ;Hold professional indemnity insurance for supervision; Formal application to include an updated CV, 2 references, evidence of EU status, as relevant, and an individual interview Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The M.Sc./P.Grad.Dip. in Clinical Supervision part-time course is aimed at practitioners in the helping professions who normally hold an honours degree in psychology or a related field and relevant postgraduate experience. It is specifically aimed at practising psychologists, (counselling, clinical, educational, health, work & organizational, etc.) psychotherapists, counsellors and mental health professionals who wish to further their professional development, reflective practice capability and train as supervisors.

The course is normally scheduled to take place on Saturdays (maximum two per month) and occasional Friday afternoons (approx five-six per year) to facilitate students who have work commitments. All students register on the M.Sc. course in the first instance. Students may choose to exit with a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision on successful completion of Year 1 course requirements. Any student who is awarded the Postgraduate Diploma automatically forfeits progression to the M.Sc. at any later stage. The Postgraduate Diploma as an exit qualification is equivalent to 60 ECTS. Students who successfully complete all the required elements of the M.Sc. course will be awarded the M.Sc. in Clinical Supervision.

The M.Sc. comprises eight modules including a supervised
Professional Clinical Practice Module and a Dissertation. Costs
associated with clinical supervision of the Professional Clinical
Practice Module are additional to course tuition fees and the
responsibility of the student. In Year 2, M.Sc. students are
required, under research supervision and support, to submit
a dissertation based on empirical enquiry into an aspect of
clinical supervision. All modules are compulsory and each
has an assessment component. Competence is developed
through a combination of lectures, experiential learning
workshops, discussions, clinical supervision, group and peer
supervision, written assignments, tutorials and professional
clinical practice.

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Mary Creaner
+353-1-896 2094 / 2431