Psychology - 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

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.

Application dates

Full Time option suitable for:

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

Download the application form.
Submit the application form.

The programme starts for new candidates in September, January, or May of each year. It strongly advised that you submit your final (supervisor endorsed) application about four months prior to your expected start date. The dates that applications are considered can be seen at

Note: Before making an application to the programme interested candidates must have a proposed supervisor. If you have not identified a proposed supervisor just complete Part A of the form and submit it. Once this step is completed, the Faculty member you have selected will review your form. If the Faculty member wishes to work with you as a potential research student, they will contact you directly and you will both work together on Part B of the form. If the Faculty member cannot take you on as a potential research student the School will notify you that you have been unsuccessful in obtaining a supervisor. You may then repeat the process choosing another Faculty member.


2 years full-time

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  • Qualifications

    Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Daytime

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