Psychology - Research

The Master of Literature (MLitt) is a research degree for psychology graduates who are considering pursuing a PhD in applied or experimental research. The MLitt Programme shares many of the same programme features and benefits as the structured PhD. MLitt candidates work under the supervision of a Faculty member and are supported by a number of other key programmes and personnel to guide them through the process and achieve their academic and professional objectives.

The MLitt programme typically takes one to two years (full time) to complete or two to four years (part time). Candidates undertake a research project and write it up as a master's thesis. After one year on the programme, candidates may be eligible to graduate with a MLitt degree award or to transfer to the PhD programme. The examination of the degree of MLitt is based on a description of the candidate's research, written up as a thesis.

Entry requirements

Full Time option suitable for:

Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes

International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region: Yes

Candidates may apply for admission to the PhD programme if they have the following:

Primary Degree

Candidates must have:

A Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with upper second-class honours or international equivalent.

Or a Higher Diploma in Psychology with at least upper second-class honours

We will also consider applicants with at least an upper second-class honours degree in a cognate area that provides appropriate background to their proposed research programme.

English Language Requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English must also demonstrate English language proficiency of IELTS 7.0 (no band less than 6.5 in each element), or equivalent.


2 years full-time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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