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Psychology - Applied Psychology

The course is designed to provide students with a thorough appreciation of issues in applied psychology, knowledge of the skills required to apply psychology effectively, and a detailed understanding of their chosen focus of application. The themes of analysis, intervention and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of the course, which establishes a firm basis for students to further professional training and development in psychology. The core modules provide training in research methods and professional issues. Optional modules enable further development of these competencies and knowledge while enabling students to consider their application in specified content areas.

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements:
Applicants will be required to hold at least a minimum of an upper second class honours degree (2.1) in psychology or its equivalent from a recognised university course, which confers eligibility for graduate registration with the Psychological Society of Ireland or equivalent professional body in the case of overseas applicants.


1 year full-time

Further enquiries

Course Director(s): Dr. Tim Trimble
T: +353-1-896 2290

Subjects taught

The following two core modules are compulsory and will be offered every year:
• Philosophical and professional issues in applied psychology
• Research Methodology and Statistics

In general, optional modules will be offered every year (subject to staff availability, timetabling constraints and demand).

The following is an example of the range of modules that have been offered:
• Theory of Psychotherapy
• Introduction to psychometrics
• Applied behaviour analysis
• Applied psychology
• Health psychology
• Issues in child and adolescent clinical psychology
• Issues in adult clinical psychology
• Issues in clinical psychology and intellectual disability

In addition, all students will be required to submit a dissertation based on an empirical investigation of a topic in applied psychology.

Application date

Closing Date 31st March 2019

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake September 2019

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