Psychology - Applied Psychology

Trinity College Dublin

Psychology - Applied Psychology

The themes of analysis, intervention and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of the course, which establishes a firm basis for students to further professional training and development in psychology. The core modules provide training in research methods and professional issues. Optional modules enable further development of these competencies and knowledge while enabling students to consider their application in specified content areas.

Subjects taught

Course Content:
The following two core modules are compulsory and will be offered every year:
• Philosophical and professional issues in applied psychology
• Research Methodology and Statistics

In general, optional modules will be offered every year (subject to staff availability, timetabling constraints and demand). The following is an example of the range of modules that have been offered:
• Theory of Psychotherapy
• Psychology Applied to Lifespan Behavioural and Emotional Problems
• Applied Forensic Psychology
• Counselling Skills
• Issues in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
• Issues in Clinical Psychology and Intellectual Disability

In addition, all students will be required to submit a dissertation based on an empirical investigation of a topic in applied psychology.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements
Applicants will be required to hold at least a minimum of an upper second-class honours degree (2.1) in psychology or its equivalent from a recognised university course, which confers eligibility for graduate registration with the Psychological Society of Ireland or equivalent professional body in the case of overseas applicants.

Application dates

Closing Date: 31st March 2023


1 year full-time

Enrolment dates

Next Intake September 2020

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Career Opportunities
This course will enable students to develop the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for further clinical training, or a career in clinical research or further academic research. Our programmes also deliver training that will enhance your opportunities to gain employment as a counsellor, developmental psychologist and educational psychologist, among many other psychology-related careers.

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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