What will I learn?

The School of Psychology has a national and international research profile and has a large community of postgraduate students following a range of taught postgraduate programmes and research programmes. There are 25 full-time academic staff members, around 15 postdoctoral fellows, 50 postgraduate research students and around 180 students following postgraduate taught programmes.

The taught postgraduate programmes offered by the School include professional doctorates in Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology, a Masters course in Applied Psychology and Masters and Postgraduate Diploma courses in Applied Behaviour Analysis, Clinical Supervision and Psychoanalytic Studies. The School also offers a Higher Diploma in Psychology which is a pre-professional qualification accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI), which provides graduates from other disciplines an opportunity to enter the profession. For more detailed information about the taught programmes.

The School will consider applications for postgraduate research across the wide area of its expertise. However, intending applicants should communicate with potential supervisors before submitting their application. Postgraduate research students are expected to attend the School’s research seminars, which take place on a regular basis during the teaching terms. Each postgraduate is expected to present a research proposal at an appropriate early point in the development of their ideas. Research students are encouraged to participate in formal and informal academic development exercises.

The School runs an annual appraisal system for all postgraduate research students aimed at facilitating and monitoring their progress throughout the course of their research. Two independent members of staff are assigned as the student’s appraisal committee at the beginning of their studies.

This program based on Psychology (Doctoral) degree.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Study options

Full Time (2 years)

Tuition fees
€11,364.00 (US$ 12,965) per year
Please refer Trinity College Dublin website for more up-to-date fee details.
Start date

March 2022, September 2022

Venue

Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin

College Green,

Dublin 2,

Dublin,

Republic of Ireland

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants will need to hold: at least a 2.1 honours degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country; a fluent command of the English language. English Language Requirements: IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall; TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based; University of Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2); Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2); Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59).

For international students

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is very academically challenging and as a result the University has high academic entry requirements. Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree from an Irish university or equivalent result from a university in another country; a fluent command of the English language. Display a high level of competence in the English language in one of the examination systems recognised by Trinity College Dublin.

English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall
  • TOEFL: 88 internet-based, 570 paper-based, 230 computer-based
  • University of Cambridge: Proficiency Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2), Advanced Certificate, Grade C or better (CEFR Level C1 or C2)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE Academic: a minimum score of 63 to be eligible (with no section score below 59)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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