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Trinity College Dublin

Dublin , State ,Ireland

Applied Psychology (M.Sc.)

Course Description

Introduction:

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.  The themes of analysis, intervention, and evaluation are central to the structure and philosophy of the course, which establishes a firm basis for students to further professional training and development in psychology.  The core modules provide training in research methods and professional issues.  Optional modules enable further development of these competencies and knowledge while enabling students to consider their application in specified content areas.
 
Course Content:
The following two core modules are compulsory and will be offered every year:

  • Philosophical and professional issues in applied psychology
  • Research Methodology and Statistics

In general, optional modules will be offered every year (subject to staff availability, timetabling constraints and demand).  The following is an example of the range of modules that have been offered:

  • Theory of Psychotherapy
  • Introduction to Psychometrics
  • Psychology Applied to Lifespan Behavioural and Emotional Problems
  • Applied Psychology
  • Applied Forensic Psychology
  • Counseling Skills
  • Issues in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology
  • Issues in Clinical Psychology and Intellectual Disability
     

In addition, all students will be required to submit a dissertation based on an empirical investigation of a topic in applied psychology.

Intakes

  • Sep

Application Processing Time in Days: 30

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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