MSc in Psychological Sciences

Key Points

  • Work permit while you study

  • Post Graduation Work Permit for 24 months

  • Start dates: September – October

  • Duration: 1 year

  • Level 9 qualification

  • Type: Full Time
  • Hours: Daytime
  • Tuition Fee: From 12,350 € / year

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The Master of Psychological Sciences program reflects the central orientation of the department with an emphasis on research methods, applied and social psychology, and clinical psychology. The course represents an exit route for those interested in research careers in the voluntary / state sector, and provides an excellent foundation for entry into doctoral programs in psychology for those with an ISP-accredited undergraduate degree.

Program description

This program provides candidates with advanced skills in the broadly defined methods and topics of psychological science. The flow structure allows candidates to further specialize in research methods, applied and social psychology, or clinical psychology to tailor their degree to their own career path.

Candidates acquire highly sought-after advanced research and analytical skills in the field of psychology and academic / business / social research settings. Upon successful completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Describe advanced research methods and a variety of psychological theories and paradigms, and identify the applicability of psychological methods and theories to personal and social problems.
  • Demonstrate reflective and critical thinking regarding psychological research and its applications and recognize the importance of psychological theories and psychological research methods for personal and social problems of everyday life.
  • Develop and apply learning practices for independent study, such as identifying where and how to locate and access information relevant to study and research, interrogate new information, divide tasks into manageable chunks, focus on task-related objectives, and provide and receive feedback on learning experiences and progress.
  • Show communication and presentation skills, that is, writing skills, oral presentation skills, and interview skills. < / span>
  • Demonstrate interpersonal skills and professional sensitivity in accordance with the role of psychologists in society, and develop mature and ethical attitudes that help to understand and address social and psychological problems.
  • Apply psychological theories and methods to personal and social problems considering the usefulness and viability of such applications. < / li>

Program structure

The program provides advanced training in psychological sciences, with the possibility of specializing in one of three streams: research methods, applied and social psychology, and clinical psychology. Once accepted into the program, candidates can select the sequence of their choice without restrictions.

  • Professional skills in Psychology 1
  • Professional skills in Psychology 2
  • Social influence and attitude change
  • Advanced perspectives on research in Social Identity
  • Professional skills in Psychology 1
  • Professional skills in Psychology 2
  • Clinical Models of Psychological Disorders
  • Method of Clinical Diagnosis and Intervention
  • Problem solving and decision making
  • Community psychology
  • Advanced Studies in Political Psychology
  • Psychology of labor relations
  • Organizational theory
  • Human performance
  • Applied sports psychology
  • Performance analysis and learning of motor skills
  • Well-being and work
  • Human resource development
  • Work psychology
  • Applied exercise and health psychology
  • Developmental psychology of movement from childhood to adolescence

* The availability of the module may change from year to year

  • Main research project (completed in the summer semester)

Admission requirements

  • The standard minimum entry requirement is a Bachelor’s Degree with Honors (NFQ Level 8) in Psychology. In addition, relevant work experience and equivalent qualifications in related fields (eg, sociology, economics) with substantial experience in research methods will be considered.
  • For international candidates, the foreign equivalent is required. In addition, an officially translated degree will be required.
  • IELTS 6.5, with no less than 6 in any component (or its internationally recognized equivalent).

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