The first step to a career in Psychology in Ireland is to study for a primary degree at honours level. Completion of an approved primary honours degree enables a student to become a graduate member of the Psychological Society of Ireland (P.S.I.). Further postgraduate education and specialist training is then necessary to develop a career in Psychology.
Over 200 students are undertaking postgraduate programmes in the School of Psychology in TCD. These include, professional doctorates in Clinical Psychology and Counselling Psychology, Masters courses in Applied Psychology, Applied Behaviour Analysis and Clinical Supervision and Postgraduate Diplomas in Applied Behaviour Analysis and Clinical Supervision and an M.Phil./P.Grad.Dip in Psychoanalytic Studies.
The School also offers a Higher Diploma in Psychology which is a pre-professional qualification accredited by PSI, which provides graduates from other disciplines an opportunity to enter the profession.
Students following the School’s postgraduate programme by research are engaged in research spanning the wide range of expertise in the School.