Psychology - Clinical Psychology (for Qualified Clinicians)

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.

1. The DPsychSc (Clinical) for Qualified Clinicians provides a thorough and comprehensive training in research design, quantitative and qualitative research skills.

2. The programme provides the opportunity to complete research projects of value to employers and health service agencies.

3. The programme provides an opportunity for candidates to upskill and upgrade their professional qualifications.

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.

Post Course Info

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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