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Psychological Science

The MSc in Psychological Science programme is based in the Department of Psychology, which has a strong focus on research and its applications to social issues. The Master programme reflects the core orientation of the department with emphases on research methods, applied & social psychology and clinical psychology. The course represents an exit route for those interested in research careers (e.g. in state agencies; NGOs; academica etc.), and it provides an excellent basis for entry to doctoral level degree programmes in psychology.

Entry requirements

Normally a 2.2 honours degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) in psychology is required. In addition, we will consider relevant work experience and equivalent qualifications in cognate fields (e.g., sociology, economics) with substantial research methods experience. In the case of international candidates the overseas equivalent is required. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievements in a Standard English Language Competency Test will be necessary. Candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process.

Acceptable English Language qualifications include the following:

•Matriculation examinations from European countries where English is presented as a subject and an acceptable level is achieved

•Irish Leaving Certificate English –Ordinary Level Grade D or above

•TOEFL – 580 (paper based) or 90 (internet based)

•IELTS – Minimum score of 6.5* with no less than 6 in any one component.

•English Test for English and Academic Purposes (ETAPP) – Grade C1

•GCE 'O' level English Language/GCSE English Language – Grade C or above

•Cambridge Assessment English –Certificate of Proficiency in English - Grade C / Certificate in Advanced English Grade B

•GCE Examination Boards – Oxford Delegacy of Local Examinations – Grade C / Cambridge Local Examinations Syndicate – School Certificate Pass 1-6 / University of London Entrance and School Examinations Council – School Certificate Pass 1-6

Results in examinations other than those listed above may also be accepted as meeting our English language requirements. Contact the International Education Division for advice.

Duration

1 year full-time.

Further enquiries

Course Director
Dr Mike Quayle
Tel: +353 (0) 61 202059
Email: mike.quayle@ul.ie

Programme Administrator
Marianne Tormey
Tel: +353 (0) 61 233774
Email: psychology@ul.ie

Subjects taught

Autumn Semester
• Advanced Research Designs in Psychology
• Advanced Analysis in Psychology 1
• Professional Skills in Psychology 1
• Clinical Models of Psychological Disorders
• Social Influence & Attitude Change
• Problem Solving & Decision Making
• Psychology of Employee Relations
• Organisational Theory
• Human Performance
• Applied Sport Psychology
• Analysis of Motor Skill Performance and Learning

Spring Semester
• Advanced Analysis in Psychology 2
• Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology
• Professional Skills in Psychology 2
• Clinical Diagnostic and Methods of Intervention
• Advanced Perspectives in Social Identity Research
• Community Psychology
• Work Design and Employee Well Being
• Human Resource Development
• Work Psychology
• Occupational Ergonomics
• Applied Exercise and Health Psychology
• Psychology of Movement Development from Infancy to Adolescence

Summer Semester
• Major Research Project

Application date

WHAT TO INCLUDE WITH YOUR APPLICATION

•Qualification transcripts and certificates

•English language qualification if English is not your first language

•Certified English translations of your transcripts/certificates where the originals are in a language other than English 1 (one) academic reference.

•A copy of your birth certificate (long document)

Enrolment and start dates

Start Date: 09/Sep/2019

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