Psychology MA From University of Limerick

Program Overview

The Master of Art in Psychology (MA Psychology) is a full-time 1-year conversion course that integrates existing undergraduate modules and postgraduate modules. The course - accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) - has been designed for students with prior experiences in psychology and research methods comparable to 1 year of study (10 modules; 60 ECTS).

On successful completion of the programme, it is expected that the student will be able to:
 

  • Identify the fundamental psychological processes that underlie psychological phenomena in cognition, developmental psychology, social psychology, personality psychology, and biological psychology.
  • Understand the fundamental principles of research methods.
  • Critically evaluate current issues in psychological research and its applications in society.
  • Demonstrate how psychological issues can be investigated and critically evaluated.
  • Select and develop strategies to investigate and solve psychological issues on the level of individuals and groups.
  • Apply the fundamental psychological concepts and practices to psychological issues in research and in the social context.
  • Demonstrate expertise in applying psychological methods when assessing and solving psychological issues.
  • Demonstrate interpersonal competencies and professional sensitivity including ethical behaviour.
  • Conceptualise, research and write critical assessments of psychological areas of investigation.
  • Understand and evaluate the significance of psychological research and the findings that it can provide.
  • Critically evaluate psychological applications to solutions in society considering contextual limitations and the feasibility of psychological interventions.
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  Location

LimerickIreland

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  Course Duration

12 Months

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  Tuition Fee

 14,600

 Score

IELTS: 6.5 TOEFL: 90

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Autumn  
 

  • Psychology of the Personality
  • Biological Basis of Human Behaviour
  • Empirical Psychology
  • Social Influence and Attitude Change
  • Elective (eg., Advanced Research Design; Psychology of employee relations; Applied sport psychology)


Spring
 

  • Human Development and the Life Span 1
  • Research Methods; Advanced Empirical Psychology
  • Cognition 1
  • Elective (e.g., Community psychology; Work psychology; Performance psychology)


Summer
 

  • Major Research Project

Normally a 2.2 honours degree (Level 8 - National Qualifications Authority of Ireland) is required, with a minimum of 60 ECTS or equivalent experience in psychology and research methods. The amount of credits associated with psychology modules must be equivalent to more than 50% (60 ECTS credits) of the overall credits (the 60 ECTS have to be modules delivered by a Psychological Society of Ireland (or equivalent) accredited psychology programme, and research methods modules must cover psychology research methods.) In the case of international candidates, the overseas equivalent as determined by the Course Board and the guidelines of UL Graduate School Admissions is required. Where candidates are non-native English language speakers, certified demonstrable achievements in a standard English language competency test in line with UL requirements will be necessary. Where deemed necessary, candidates may be interviewed as part of the selection process. 

Tuition Fees

These are based on ResidencyCitizenshipCourse requirements.

Review the three groups of criteria to determine your fee status as follows
 

  1. Residency
     
    • You must have been living in an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland for at least 3 of the 5 years before starting your course
       
  2. Citizenship
     
    • You must be a citizen of an EU/EEA member state or Switzerland or have official refugee status

Graduates of this 1-year conversion course will be eligible for graduate membership in the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). They can also apply for graduate membership in the British Psychological Society (BPS).

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