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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

Psychology (H.Dip.) - Psychology Conversion Course

Course Description

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 specialize 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. The application for entry is not via the CAO system.

Students will cover the following areas of psychology, as required for professional accreditation:

  • The biological basis of behavior
  • 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 a research project in the second year. The student must complete all the work prescribed.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 60

Minimum English Language Requirements

English Level Description IELTS (1.0 -9.0) TOEFL IBT (0-120) TOEFL CBT (0-300) PTE (10-90)
Expert 9 120 297-300 86-90
Very Good 8.5 115-119 280-293 83-86
Very Good 8 110-114 270-280 79-83
Good 7.5 102-109 253-267 73-79
Good 7 94-101 240-253 65-73
Competent 6.5 79-93 213-233 58-65
Competent 6 60-78 170-210 50-58
Modest 5.5 46-59 133-210 43-50
Modest 5 35-45 107-133 36-43
Limited 4 32-34 97-103 30-36
Extremely Limited < 4 < 31 < 93 < 30

Job Opportunity Potential

If you are an international student studying at Trinity, you might be considering internship and graduate work in Ireland, in your home country, or elsewhere. This section provides information for Non EU students on working in Ireland during and after your studies. For information and resources to support an international job search, see our Devex resource which includes international job search advice and information.

Employers value candidates who have more to offer than a good degree with high grades. They look for students who are well rounded and who have experience outside the classroom. Search for and take advantage of opportunities to gain experience, develop your skill set, and gain a clearer picture of what you like and don't like in terms of career options.

For example, you can get involved in some of the many student clubs and societies in college, volunteer or get a part time job. Remember that voluntary work is as valuable as paid work on your CV or resume - it's a great way to demonstrate your skills to future employers. Have a look at the TCD Civic Engagement website and check out volunteering opportunities in Ireland and abroad.

PSW Opportunity

2 Years

Admission Requirement / Eligibility Criteria

Postgraduate work in Trinity College Dublin is academically challenging and rewarding. As a result the University has high academic entry requirements.

Applicants will need to hold at least a 2.1 honors degree (60%) from an Irish university, or an equivalent result from a university in another country. If you have any queries in relation to your eligibility for programmes,.

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