Psychological Science MSc | Graduate School, University of Limerick

Psychological Science MSc

Education & Health Sciences:Psychological Science MSc

Psychological Science MSc
1 Year  Full- Time
Course Closed


APPLICATION DEADLINE:  31st May. Applications are considered on a rolling basis, so early application will increase the chance of acceptance. Applications may still be successful after this deadline if spaces are available on the programme.

This programme provides candidates with advanced skills in the methods and topics of Psychological Science broadly defined. The stream structure allows candidates to further specialize in Research Methods, Applied & Social Psychology or Clinical Psychology to tailor their degree to their own career trajectory.   

Candidates gain advanced research and analytical skills highly sought after in the field of psychology and in academic/commercial/social research environments. On successful completion of this programme, students will be able to:

  • Describe advanced research methods and a variety of psychological theories and paradigms, and identify the applicability of psychological methods and theories to personal and social issues.

  • Demonstrate reflective and critical thinking regarding psychological research and its applications and recognise the significance of psychological theories and psychological research methods for personal and social issues in everyday life.

  • Develop and apply learning practices for independent studies, such as to identify where and how to locate and access information relevant to the study and research, to interrogate new information, to break tasks into manageable parts, to focus on task-related goals and to provide and receive feedback on learning experiences and progress.

  • Display communication and presentation skills, that is, writing skills, oral presentation skills, and interviewing skills.

  • Demonstrate interpersonal competencies and professional sensitivity in accordance with the role of psychologists in society, and develop mature and ethical attitudes that help to understand and address social and psychological issues.

  • Apply psychological theories and methods to personal and social issues by considering the utility and feasibility of such applications.



For further information please visit the departmental web pages: or
contact the Administrator: Marianne Tormey
Phone: +353 (0)61 233774

Applicants who wish to discuss detailed elements of the programme may contact the Course Director:

Dr. Mike Quayle
Department of Psychology, University of Limerick
Phone: +353 (0)61 202059


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