Psychology - Research

The School of Psychology offers MLitt degrees in a wide range of research areas, completed primarily on the basis of a research thesis. Each student is assigned a primary Supervisor(s) and a Graduate Research Committee made up of experienced researchers to plan their programme of study and to provide on-going support to their research.

Candidates should have obtained a degree qualification in psychology to at least Upper Second Class Honours level (or equivalent international qualification). Admission to a research degree is at the discretion of the potential Supervisor and Director of Research, and is based on a proposal from the applicant following discussion with the member of staff whose academic area of interest is most appropriate.

The programme focuses on the development of 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 a half day per week of lectures on research methods for 12 weeks per year plus orientation activities (library skills etc). Candidates are expected to dedicate the equivalent of one day per week throughout the year in order to complete the work requirements of the course. In addition, candidates attend occasional specialist workshops in research skills and statistics and meetings with the programme team and research supervisors. The total ongoing time commitment over the three years of the programme is a minimum of one day per week.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for DPsychSc

Applicants must demonstrate that they are eligible for full membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland Division of Clinical Psychology

Applicants other than those who are self-employed must provide written evidence of approval from their employer to undertake the course

Applicants must have a viable research proposal for their major thesis.

Application dates

Course Code: MLITT-PSYC
Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.


Course Code: MLITT-PSYC

MLitt (Psychology), full-time
MLitt (Psychology), part-time
DPsychSc (Top-up Doctorate), part-time

More details
  • Qualification letters

    DPsychSc MLitt

  • Qualifications

    Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ),Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Full time,Part time,Daytime

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