Taught course


University of Limerick · Faculty of Education and Health Sciences

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 honours degree (NFQ Level 8) is required, with a minimum of 60 ECTS or equivalent experience in psychology and research methods in a cognate field (e.g., sociology). The amount of credits associated with psychology modules must be equivalent to more than 50% of the overall credits. In the case of international candidates,

Months of entry


Course content

On successful completion of the programme, it is expected that the student will be able to:

-Identify the fundamental psychological processes that underlie psychological phenomena in cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, and biological psychology.
-Understand the fundamental principles of research methods.
-Critically evaluate current issues in psychological research and its applications in society.
-Demonstrate how psychological issues can be investigated and critically evaluated.
-Select and develop strategies to investigate and solve psychological issues on the level of individuals and groups.
-Apply the fundamental psychological concepts and practices to psychological issues in research and in the social context.
-Demonstrate expertise in applying psychological methods when assessing and solving psychological issues.
-Demonstrate interpersonal competencies and professional sensitivity including ethical behaviour.
-Conceptualise, research and write critical assessments of psychological areas of investigation.
-Understand and evaluate the significance of psychological research and the findings that it can provide.
-Critically evaluate psychological applications to solutions in society considering contextual limitations and the feasibility of psychological interventions.

Information for international students

The overseas equivalent of Level 8 as determined by the Course Board and the guidelines of UL Graduate School is required.Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievements in a standard English language competency test in line with UL requirements will be necessary.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr. Eric Igou
+353 61 234657