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Clinical Psychology, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
    Duration
University rank #251 (WUR) Galway, Ireland
The Doctor of Psychological Science in Clinical Psychology is a taught programme that provides professional training in clinical psychology. The programme is provided in partnership with clinical psychology services in the Health Services Executive and other agencies. 

About

The programme’s objective is to produce competent and capable clinical psychologists for the health service by providing high quality training in the clinical, academic and research elements of clinical psychology.

Career opportunities exist for professionally qualified clinical psychologists in a variety of health, forensic and social care settings. Opportunities may also be found in educational services and institutions. Most DPsychSc (Clinical) graduates take up employment in the HSE but a small number are also employed within agencies such as the Brothers of Charity Services and the Irish Prison Service.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    270 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Applied Clinical Theory 1
  • Clinical Practice 1A
  • Theoretical Issues in Child Psych
  • Research Methods 1
  • Theoretical Issues in Adult Mental health
  • Clinical Practice 1B
  • Applied Clinical Theory 2
  • Theoretical Issues in Intellectual Disability
  • Research Methods II
  • Clinical Practice 2B
  • Clinical Practice 3A
  • Clinical Practice 3B
  • Research Methods III and Thesis
  • Clinical Practice 4B
  • Clinical Practice 4A
  • Applied Clinical Theory 4
  • Applied Clinical Theory 3

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    88

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Upper Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Upper Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Applicants must hold a primary degree in psychology (2H1 or higher) or a postgraduate conversion qualification in psychology (2H1 or higher) recognised by PSI as conferring eligibility for graduate membership of the Society.At least one year of practical and/or research experience relevant to clinical psychology is generally required. Successful applicants are expected to have a means of transport to enable them to participate in all elements of the programme, including undertaking supervised clinical placements in health settings.

Tuition Fee

  • EU/EEA

    13085 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13085 EUR per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Galway

  • 800 - 1100 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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

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