Psychology (H.Dip.) - Psychology Conversion Course

2 years full-time
20 Places


This course provides a pre-professional qualification in psychology and confers eligibility for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). It 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 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 semester of the course, and by research project in the second year. The student must complete all the work prescribed.

Career Opportunities

This course provides a rigorous and comprehensive primary training to prepare students to take the next step towards a career in or using psychology.

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Study Psychology (H.Dip.) - Psychology Conversion Course at Trinity

Introduction to the (H.Dip.) Psychology Conversion Course at Trinity College Dublin by Dr Jean Quigley

Course Details

Number of Places

20 Places

Next Intake

September 2023

Course Director

Dr. Jean Quigley

Closing Date

31st March 2023

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Admission Requirements

 IELTS: Grade 6.5 overall (**each band of the IELTS must have a minimum score of 6.5)

 Students will be required to undergo Garda Vetting, see for further details

Course Fees

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Get in Touch

Telephone Number

+353-1-896 2290


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Register your interest in postgraduate study at Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin.

As Ireland’s leading university, we offer a wide range of postgraduate programmes at masters, diploma and certificate level.

Trinity is an international university steeped in history, with a reputation for excellence in education, research and innovation.

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