The PhD research programme at UCD School of Psychology provides the highest level of specialisation in clinical psychology, disability and rehabilitation, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, and social and developmental psychology. It is designed for students who wish to pursue teaching, research or clinical positions in academia or industry. To complete the PhD, you conduct a research programme, write it up as a doctoral thesis, and undertake 30 credits of postgraduate coursework on modules relevant to your thesis Search UCD Graduate Modules It takes three years full-time to complete (or six years part-time). You may receive financial support through paid positions as a tutor or demonstrator in undergraduate tutorials or labs.
- Advanced training for research or clinical positions in academia or industry
- Three years full time or six years part-time
- Each student's educational, training, personal and professional development needs are supported by a panel of staff.
Each PhD student is supported by a three-person doctoral studies panel (DSP) which includes their thesis supervisor and two other academics.