Psychology

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. The course, accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), has been designed for students with prior experiences in psychology comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).

Key Fact
The MA in Psychology is accredited by the Psychology Society of Ireland

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 honours degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) is required, with a minimum of 60 ECTS or equivalent experience in psychology and research methods. The amount of credits associated with psychology modules must be equivalent to more than 50% (60 ECTS credits) of the overall credits (the 60 ECTS have to be modules delivered by a Psychological Society of Ireland (or equivalent) accredited psychology programme, and research methods modules must cover psychology research methods.) In the case of international candidates, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Board and the guidelines of UL Graduate School Admissions 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. Where deemed necessary, candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Subjects taught

Autumn
• Psychology of the Personality
• Biological Psychology
• Empirical Psychology
• Social Influence and Attitude Change

Elective e.g.
• Advanced Research Design in psychology
• Psychology of employee relations
• Applied sport psychology

Spring
Human Development and the Life Span
Research Methods
Advanced Empirical Psychology
Cognition

Elective e.g.
• Community psychology
• Political psychology
• Performance psychology

Summer
Major Research Project

Duration

1 year full-time.

Enrolment dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

Post Course Info

Graduates of this 1-year conversion course will be eligible for graduate membership in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). They can also apply for graduate membership in the British Psychological Society (BPS).

More details
  • Qualification letters

    MA

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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