Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

Within the three years, the course provides an intensive and systematic programme of training, equipping each student to meet the challenges facing clinical psychology and to make a unique contribution to the Irish Health Services.


    • Dr. Kevin Tierney
  • Contact Details:
  • Course Office Contact Details:
    • Ms. Ann Matthews (Senior Executive Officer)
    • Telephone: +353-1-896 3915
    • Ms. Rebecca Owens (Senior Executive Officer)
    • Telephone: +353-1-896 2425
    • Email:
  • Course Duration
    • 3 years
  • Opening date for applications:
    • Applications are closed for entry Sept 2024 - Next round of applications open Nov. 2024
  • Closing date for applications:
    • TBD November 2024

Course Overview

The Doctorate in Clinical Psychology is designed to provide high quality post-graduate professional training in Clinical Psychology leading to the award of a doctoral qualification. The course is designed to produce clinical psychologists who are equipped with the skills to respond flexibly to the changing demands of the Irish health and related services. A core value in the course is the emphasis on linking theory and practice, informed by the reflective scientist practitioner philosophy of integrated training in research methods, academic knowledge and clinical experience.