MSc Psychology

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MSc Psychology

Maynooth University
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  • 90
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  • Masters
  • 1 year


The MSc Psychology is intended for students who wish to pursue a professional career in psychology, who have already studied at least 60 credits of psychology in their undergraduate degree, but who do not currently hold an undergraduate qualification that confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) or Graduate Basis for Registration with the British Psychological Society. This intensive course is designed to provide a pre-professional qualification equivalent to a bachelor degree in psychology and, as such, offers a conversion route for graduates who hold an honours degree in Psychological Studies or equivalent. Emphasis is on psychological research methods and analytic techniques, professional ethics, and applied research experience.


Admission Requirements

Applicants will be required to have at least a  2.1 degree  in a level eight honours programme, including at least 60 credits of Psychology/Psychological Studies. Prior learning must include introductory level coverage of each of biological psychology, social psychology, personality and inter-individual differences, developmental psychology and cognitive psychology; and post-introductory level study of at least 4 of those areas. Places are limited to 20 per annum, and will be assigned on a competitive basis.

Courses Units

You need to complete 90 credit hours to successfully obtain this degree. Please check detail of study units at

More Information

This is an intensive Masters Psychology conversion course offered on a fulltime basis over 1 year (90 credits) and designed for students with prior learning in psychology.  Masters students will attend lectures, tutorials, laboratory and practical classes, and seminars, and will conduct an independent research project.

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