Entry requirements

Candidates for admission to the Higher Diploma in Psychology must hold a primary degree, in any discipline normally with at least an upper second class honours. Application for entry is not via the CAO system. Applications are made online at: www.tcd.ie/courses/postgraduate/az

Months of entry


Course content

The purpose of the course is to provide a pre-professional
qualification in psychology, which confers eligibility for graduate
membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and
allows a student to proceed to postgraduate training, including
higher degrees by research, and to specialise in an area of
professional psychology. It is a two year full-time course based
on lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and research projects.
Students will cover the following areas of psychology, as required
for professional accreditation:
1. Biological basis of behaviour
2. Cognitive psychology
3. Research design, quantitative and qualitative methods
4. Developmental and lifespan psychology
5. Social psychology
6. Personality and individual differences
Students are evaluated by course work assessment
throughout the year, by written examination papers at the
end of each year of the course, and by research project in
the second year. The student must complete all the work

Information for international students


Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months

Course contact details

Dr Jean Quigley
+353-1-896 3907