M.Sc. in Applied Psychology

The course is designed to provide students with a thorough appreciation of issues in applied psychology, knowledge of the skills required to apply psychology effectively, and a detailed understanding of their chosen focus of application.

  • Course Director:
    • Dr. Tim Trimble
  • Course Office Contact Details:
  • International Student Course Queries:
    • Solange Daini (Global Officer, School of Psychology)
    • Telephone: +353-1-896-1015
    • Email: dainiso@tcd.ie
  • Course Duration:1 year, full-time
  • Closing date for Applications:
    • 31st March annually *places may be filled before this date.
    • *The online applications’ site is open from November annually.
  • ECTS Credits:
    • 90 ECTS

Course Overviews

The Master’s course in Applied Psychology is designed to provide students with a general awareness of the problems of applying psychology, a knowledge of skills required to apply it effectively and a detailed understanding of their chosen focus of application. The themes of analysis, intervention and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of the course. The core modules provide training in research methods and professional issues. Optional modules enable the further development of these competencies and knowledge while enabling students to consider their application in specified content areas through the study of applied modules and an extended piece of empirical research.

The course provides a preparatory training for those intending to apply for other more specialised postgraduate professional courses in psychology and for those intending to pursue a career in which psychological expertise of a high level is necessary or beneficial.

See more details on the main courses website.