Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme

Education & Health Sciences:Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme

Clinical Psychology Doctorate Programme
3 Years  Full- Time
Course Closed


Applications will open on the 3rd December 2018 and close 11th January 2019 (Open Evening: For potential applicants requiring more information, our Clinical Psychology Team will host an Open Evening on Tuesday 4th December 2018. The venue is Room E1-022 in our Main University Building and will run from 17.30pm until 19.30pm) For FAQ's for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology click here

This is a full time three year professional course, leading to a Doctoral qualification in clinical psychology. Graduates are qualified to work as Clinical Psychologists. The programme is designed around the Accreditation Guidelines of the Psychological Society of Ireland for postgraduate courses in Clinical Psychology. There are four key strands around which course delivery is organised: (1) Academic Competence; (2) Clinical Competence; (3) Research Competence; (4) Personal Development. The programme is primarily based on the principles of life-span developmental psychology as applied in the clinical setting. There is a strong emphasis on empirically based theoretical orientations including psychodynamic, cognitive and behavioural theories. Programme delivery is through active learning workshops based on adult learning principles including experiential learning, skills practice and reflective practice.

  • To provide a programme that is academically rigorous to the highest standards of its international counterparts, that accords with the principles of best practice in professional education of clinical psychologists and that meets standards laid down by The Psychological Society of Ireland
  • To enable students to develop clinical practitioner skills through appropriate, supervised clinical placements in which clinical and research skills can be applied in a real world setting.
  • To engage students in academic and service-based research.
  • To promote student ability and commitment to practice within a strong ethical framework.
  • To provide the community with competent professional clinical psychologists to work in the health service.


Contact Details
Course Director Dr. Barry Coughlan
Telephone: 061 234345; Email:

Mr. Tom Kennedy
Programme Administrator
Telephone: 061 202741

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