Taught course

Psychology (Conversion Programme)

University College Cork · Department of Applied Psychology

Entry requirements

Candidates should normally have at least a Second Class Honours, Grade I degree in any subject. It may be necessary to limit numbers, and candidates will have to satisfy the Selection Committee. Applications must be submitted online at www.pac.ie/ucc Supplementary Candidate Statement forms must be sent to the Postgraduate Applications Centre in Galway

Months of entry


Course content

The Higher Diploma in Psychology is a conversion course to psychology for students with degrees in subjects other than psychology or with psychology as a minor subject. Completion of the Higher Diploma in Psychology effectively converts your degree to the equivalent of an honours degree with psychology as the main subject. It is designed for non-psychology graduates who wish to gain a qualification that makes them eligible to become Graduate Members of the relevant professional society The Psychological Society of Ireland. This is a pre-requisite for accredited professional training in psychology.

Qualification and course duration


full time
18 months

Course contact details

Margaret Coakley
00 353 21 490 4551 / 490 4552