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Psychology (MSc)

Course Description


The goal of the structured MSc by research programme is to provide a high quality research experience with integrated taught support. Structured support is offered through generic/transferable skills modules and specialist modules to provide students with academic and professionals needed for careers in industry and academia. Under normal circumstances, students who intend to pursue a PhD but who do not already hold a postgraduate qualification in psychology are initially registered to undertake a Master’s degree, with transfer to the Doctoral programme subject to satisfactory progress. It is expected that campus-based postgraduate students will participate in demonstrating and tutoring to undergraduate students.

Closing date
Research applications are generally accepted at any time. Commencement dates are restricted.

See the website https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/psychology/our-courses/msc-psychology

Minimum English language requirements:
• IELTS: 6.5 minimum overall score
• TOEFL (Paper based test): 585
• TOEFL (Internet based test): 95
• PTE (Pearson): 62

Maynooth University’s TOEFL code is 8850

Course Structure

Master’s students must take a minimum of 10 credits in taught modules (5 in generic/ transferable modules and 5 in specialist modules). Selection of specific modules within the programme will be tailored to the needs and experiences of individual students.

Career Options

The MSc by Research is a research oriented programme associated with a wide range of career options, depending on subject area. The prospective supervisor will be able to advise on specific career options.

Find out how to apply here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/psychology/our-courses/msc-psychology#tabs-apply

Find information on Scholarships here https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/study-maynooth/postgraduate-studies/fees-funding-scholarships

Visit the Psychology (MSc) page on the Maynooth University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Normally, candidates for research degrees must possess a first class or upper second class honours degree in psychology that qualifies the student for eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society or for Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland. In exceptional cases, graduates of cognate disciplines with a first class or upper second class honours degree may be accepted for postgraduate study; such students should be aware that they will require additional qualifications in order to be eligible for GBC or Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Course Fees

EU Tuition Fee: €5,250; International Tuition Fee: €13,500

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