The HDipPsych (Full) is a two-year, full-time programme for graduates who have already received a higher degree in a field other than Psychology but who wish to pursue Psychology as a career option. By completing the HDipPsych (Full), you will cover course content equivalent to that of the NUI Galway BA Psychology programme, thus qualifying you for entry to postgraduate professional programmes in Ireland and the United Kingdom.
Modules on offer include those on the psychology of learning; memory and cognition; developmental psychology; perception, attention and performance; biological psychology; issues in cognitive neuroscience; theories of personality; social psychology; health psychology; applied behavioural analysis; forensic, abnormal, and clinical psychology; psychological measurement (theory and practice); professional skills in psychology; advanced research methods (both quantitative and qualitative); and computer skills training (SPSS). Students take part in a series of experimental workshops throughout the two academic years and, in addition, are required to complete a research project under supervision in their final year. Finally, a recent innovation allows students to choose two electives in their final year from a choice of elective modules.