Psychology - Clinical Psychology

This programme provides trainees with a thorough and integrated training in academic, practical and research aspects of clinical psychology through teaching blocks, supervised clinical placements and supervised, clinically relevant research projects. Clinical competence is developed in supervised placements in child and adolescent, adult, disability, and elective settings over the programme's three years.

1. Accredited: The DPsychSc (Clinical) programme is accredited by the PSI as a postgraduate professional training course in clinical psychology.

2. Professional experience: The programme provides basic professional training in many areas of work, including adult clinical psychology, child and adolescent clinical psychology, and intellectual disabilities.

3. Placements: These provide trainees with experience of clinical psychology practice under the supervision of experienced clinical psychologists.

Entry requirements

Minimum Entry Requirements
Candidates must hold a degree or PDip in psychology recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) as granting eligibility for graduate membership of PSI. The qualification must be at least upper Second Class Honours level. Qualifications deemed equivalent by the College of Arts may also be accepted. At least one year of practical and/or research experience relevant to clinical psychology is generally required. Successful applicants are expected to have a means of transport to enable them to participate in all elements of the programme, including undertaking supervised clinical placements in health settings.

GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/police clearance is required for this programme.

Application dates

CLOSING DATE: Check website for closing date details.


3 years full-time.

Post Course Info

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities exist for professionally qualified clinical psychologists in a variety of health, forensic and social care settings. Opportunities may also be found in educational services and institutions. Most DPsychSc (Clinical) graduates take up employment in the HSE, but a small number are also employed within agencies such as the Brothers of Charity Services and the Irish Prison Service.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    DPsychSc (Clincial)

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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