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Applications for the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology opening 15th November

Wed, 03 Nov 2021

Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology


Applications are invited for the PhD. (Clinical Psychology), a three-year full-time professional educational programme. The programme is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland. The programme will commence in September 2022.

Trainees are sponsored by the Health Service Executive (HSE) - salary and fee contribution - with successful graduates contracted to the HSE for a fixed post-qualification period.

Applicants must, at the time of application, hold a primary degree in psychology or a postgraduate diploma in psychology, recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) as conferring eligibility for graduate membership of the Society. Applicants with a primary degree from outside Ireland or the UK must supply proof of recognition of their degree by the PSI at the time of their application. The degree must be at least at upper second-class honours level. Applicants who have a 2.2 Degree in Psychology and a recognised postgraduate qualification in Psychology at Masters level or higher may be considered for interview. 


A minimum of 1 years practical and/or research experience relevant to clinical psychology is also required


A joint selection process between UL and NUI Galway will take place and will be on the basis of competitive shortlisting and interview of applicants. Although a joint selection process, applicants must apply separately to each course for which they wish to be considered.  Interviews are anticipated to take place in April 2022.

Applications for UL open on the 15th of November 2021 and close 07th January 2022 and can only be made online at;

Fully completed academic and work references should be submitted as part of your application paperwork either online (as per the above link) or to the dedicated email address to arrive no later than the same closing date of 07th January 2022. Please note, no other correspondence should be sent to that email address.


Open Evening: For potential applicants requiring more information, our Clinical Psychology Team will host an Open Evening on Tuesday 07th December 2021. This will be held online, using MS Teams, and will run from 17.30pm until 19.00pm.

Please click on the link attached to access this meeting.

Click here to join the meeting