Psychology MA

Education & Health Sciences:Psychology MA

Psychology MA
1 Year  Full- Time


Application Deadline: to be confirmed

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.



For further information please visit the departmental web page,, or contact the administrator:
Elaine Moore, Department of Psychology, University of Limerick
Phone: +353 (0)61 233774
Applicants who wish to discuss detailed elements of the programme may contact the Course Director:
Dr. Aisling O'Donnell
Department of Psychology, University of Limerick
Phone: +353 (0)61 202169


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