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Psychological Science

MPsychSc Psychological Science

Graduate Taught (level 9 nfq, credits 90)

The focus of this programme is on acquiring basic applied psychology skills to equip you for doctoral studies in clinical, counselling, educational or organisational psychology, or for progressing to a PhD in psychological research. Over the course of the year students work with a staff member to complete a research project. In keeping with the skills-based focus of the programme, the research is written up as a journal article that conforms to the publication style of an identified journal. Applicants are invited to review the research areas of the School's Academic Staff. In most cases, students work on one of their supervisor's ongoing research projects.

- One year full-time taught masters in basic applied psychology skills

- Emphasises acquisition of skills for professional practice

- Equips you for doctoral studies in clinical, counselling, educational or organisational psychology or for progressing to a PhD in psychological research

- Research project, supervised by a member of staff and written up as a journal article

- Includes a psychometric assessment module that meets requirements to obtain BPS certification

Entry requirements

Candidates may apply for admission to the Masters in Psychological Science if they have the following:

- At least an upper second class honours bachelor’s degree in Psychology recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland or by the Psychology Society of the country in which the degree was awarded

- At least an upper second class honours Higher Diploma in Psychology (conversion course) recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland or by the psychology society of the country in which the degree was awarded

Up to 30 students are admitted to the Masters in Psychological Science each year. The closing date for applications for September 2017 entry is Thursday 9th March 2017. Applicants in the first instance may contact Cathrina Gaffney cathrina.gaffney@ucd.ie to indicate their interest in applying.

Letters of offer will be sent to applicants within a month of the closing date for applications. Offers to final year undergraduate students will be made contingent on final degree results. Requests for references will be sent with the letters of offer.

Applicants may apply for the online at www.ucd.ie/apply

International Applicants
The School of Psychology welcomes International applications to the Master of Psychological Science programme. Our basic International requirements for the psychology degree are:

- An honours degree with Psychology as a major subject with a minimum GPA of 3.4/5.0

- Completed an independent research project as part of the degree, under the supervision of a member of staff.

- A reference confirming their suitability for graduate training from a full-time tenured staff member of the University from which they received their bachelor degree.

- Students whose first language is not English must meet UCD's English language requirements. Further details are available at http://www.ucd.ie/international/study-at-ucd-global/ucdenglishlanguagere...

Duration

1 year full-time.

Careers or further progression

Career Opportunities
Equips you for doctoral studies in clinical, counselling, educational or organisational psychology or for progressing to a PhD in psychological research.

Related Programmes
MSc Rehabilitation & Disability Studies PT
MSc Mindfulness Based Interventions PT

Further enquiries

Contact Name: Cathrina Gaffney
Contact Number: +353 (0)1 716 8333

Subjects taught

The MPsychSc comprises six ten-credit modules and a 30-credit research dissertation. It runs for a calendar year (September to August). In all modules the focus is on the acquisition of skills for professional practice. Brief details of each of the modules offered in are indicated below. Modules may vary from year to year.

Stage 1 - Core
MPsychSc Research Dissertation
PSY40430
Advanced Research Methods & Stats
PSY40440

Stage 1 - Option
Human Rights Law and Equality
EQUL40070
Education and Equality
EQUL40190
Managing Change
PSY40400
Psychometric Assessment Part 1 & 2
PSY40420
Basic counselling and clinical skills
PSY40450
Introduction to Rehabilitation
PSY40480
Psychological Interventions
PSY40650
Mental Health and Neurology
PSY40690
Comparing Healthcare Systems
SPOL40470

Comment

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. Yes

Candidates may apply for admission to the Masters in Psychological Science if they have the following:

- At least an upper second class honours bachelor’s degree in Psychology recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland or by the Psychology Society of the country in which the degree was awarded

- At least an upper second class honours Higher Diploma in Psychology (conversion course) recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland or by the psychology society of the country in which the degree was awarded.

Enrolment and start dates

Next Intake: 2017/2018 September.

* Courses will remain open until such time as all places have been filled, therefore early application is advised.

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