• Anytime
    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
The goal of the structured Psychology PhD programme offered by Maynooth University is to provide a high quality research experience with integrated taught support. Structured support is offered through generic/transferable skills modules and specialist modules to provide students with academic and professionals needed for careers in industry and academia.

About

Under normal circumstances, students who intend to pursue a PhD but who do not already hold a postgraduate qualification in psychology are initially registered to undertake a Master’s degree, with transfer to the doctoral programme subject to satisfactory progress. It is expected that campus-based postgraduate students will participate in demonstrating and tutoring to undergraduate students.

Career Options

The structured Psychology PhD offered by Maynooth University is a research oriented programme associated with a wide range of career options, depending on subject area. The prospective supervisor will be able to advise on specific career options.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Research applications are generally accepted at any time. Commencement dates are restricted.
  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Duration description
      3-4 years FT
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 72 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

The core objective of the PhD programme involves a substantial and original contribution to psychological knowledge in a given research field, and the production of research outputs suitable for peerreviewed publication. PhD research students must take a minimum of 30 credits in taught modules (15 in generic/transferable modules and 15 in specialist modules).

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    95

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • Minimum required score:

    585

    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

General Requirements

Normally, candidates for research degrees must possess a first class or upper second class honours degree in psychology that qualifies the student for eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society or for Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland. In exceptional cases, graduates of cognate disciplines with a first class or upper second class honours degree may be accepted for postgraduate study; such students should be aware that they will require additional qualifications in order to be eligible for GBC or Graduate Membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15000 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Maynooth

  • 650 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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