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  • Study Type

    Full time available

  • Subject Areas

    Psychology

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    Two years

  • Course Type

    PgDip

  • Course Fees

    €8,250 EU / €16,500 non-EU per year

  • Last Updated

    07 December 2017

Course content

The purpose of the course is to provide a pre-professional qualification in psychology, which confers eligibility for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and allows a student to proceed to postgraduate training, including higher degrees by research, and to specialise in an area of professional psychology. It is a two year full-time course based on lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and research projects. Candidates for admission to the Higher Diploma in Psychology must hold a primary degree, in any discipline normally with at least an upper second-class honors. Application for entry is not via the CAO system. Students will cover the following areas of psychology, as required for professional accreditation:

Biological basis of behaviour
Cognitive psychology
Research design, quantitative and qualitative methods
Developmental and lifespan psychology
Social psychology
Personality and individual differences

Students are evaluated by course work assessment throughout the year, by written examination papers at the end of each year of the course, and by research project in the second year. The student must complete all the work prescribed.

Visit the Psychology (H.Dip.) page on the Trinity College Dublin website for more details!

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