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 26 full-time academic staff members, around 20 postdoctoral fellows and 50 postgraduate research students.
Students following the School’s postgraduate programme by research are engaged in research spanning the wide range of expertise in the School. Further information about the research being conducted by individual members of staff in the School is available on the School website:
Many members of the School have ongoing collaborations with researchers within TCD and abroad. Some staff are also involved with research institutes and centres in College such as:
The Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience (www.tcd.ie/Neuroscience/) is an interdisciplinary institute with colleagues from several disciplines including Physiology, Biochemistry and Genetics conducting research to promote the best functioning of the human brain.
The Children’s Research Centre (www.tcd.ie/childrensresearchcentre) is part of the School of Psychology and the School of Social Work and Social Policy and is concerned with research policy and practice in the service of Irish children, particularly those who are disadvantaged.
The Centre for Global Health (www.global-health.tcd.ie) is a teaching and research centre focused upon strengthening health systems to ensure that every individual has access to quality healthcare.
The Aerospace Psychology Research Group (www.psychology.tcd.ie/aprg) undertakes research in human and organisational factors in aviation safety.
While there is no deadline for applications, please note that any student wishing to apply for College postgraduate studentship funding must submit their application by mid-April of their intended year of entry. See Research Awards and Funding for further information. (www.tcd.ie/Graduate_Studies/prospectivestudents/awards/index.php)
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 and each student 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 and may enrol, with the agreement of their academic supervisor, on certain modules offered by the various taught courses in the School.
For more information about the postgraduate programme by research in the School of Psychology, please consult the School’s website: (www.psychology.tcd.ie/postgraduate/programme-by-research/)