City scape

Psychology - Conversion

Your Course
The HDip Psychology (Conversion) is a one-year, full-time programme designed for students who have completed the BA in Psychological Studies at NUI Galway, or its equivalent. By combining the HDipPsych (Conversion) with the BA in Psychological Studies, students will cover a course content equivalent to that of NUI Galway's BA in Psychology programme, thus qualifying graduates for entry to postgraduate professional programmes in Ireland and the UK.

3 Good Reasons To Study This Course

1. Fully accredited: this programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and thus satisfies the requirements specified by PSI for graduate status in psychology.

2. This programme provides an excellent foundation for further postgraduate courses of study and careers in a variety of domains.

3. Teaching is in the new School of Psychology, a purpose-built facility in the centre of campus.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
Places will be allocated on the order of results awarded at the first sitting of the final year of Psychological Studies at NUI Galway or an equivalent course. Students must achieve honours in both their degree subjects, except in the case of pass level mathematical subjects only where a 'commendation' level is required.


1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
This programme provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate courses of study and careers in a variety of areas. Completing this diploma will enable a graduate to gain access to further training to become a professional psychologist (e.g. a clinical, counselling or occupational psychologist) or to undertake a research degree in psychology (e.g. a PhD in Psychology).

Further enquiries

Anne Marie Keane
T: +353 91 493 097

Subjects taught

Modules taught include those on the Psychology of Learning; Perception, Attention and Performance; Professional Skills in Psychology; Psychological Measurement (Theory and Practice); Experimental Psychology; Advanced Research Methods (both quantitative and qualitative) and Computer Skills Training (SPSS). Students are also required to complete a research project under supervision.

Application date

Applications are made online via the NUI Galway Postgraduate Applications System.

Closing Date: 8 June 2019

Remember to mention gradireland when contacting institutions!