Psychology - Clinical Psychology (for Qualified Clinicians)

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The Doctor of Psychological Science (DPsych.Sc.) in Clinical Psychology for Qualified Clinicians programme is designed for those who have a qualification in clinical psychology that pre-dated the introduction of doctoral-level training (i.e., Professional Diploma or Master's). The programme focuses on the development of clinical research skills and is assessed through a series of academic and research projects, including a research thesis.

The programme consists of three years of part-time study. The time commitment for class attendance is one day per week of lectures on research methods for approximately 12–14 weeks per year. Candidates will also be expected to dedicate the equivalent of 4–6 hours per week throughout the year in order to complete the work requirements of the course. In addition, candidates will attend occasional specialist workshops in research skills and statistics and meetings with their research supervisors.

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 (barring exceptional circumstances). Qualifications deemed equivalent by the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies 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 is required for this programme.

Application dates

CLOSING DATE: Check website for closing date details.


3 years part-time.

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Career Opportunities
This part-time programme provides additional research training to those already holding a qualification in clinical psychology.

More details
  • Qualification letters

    DPsychSc (Clinical)

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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