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Higher Diploma In Psychology, PG:DipHE

Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Dublin

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About Higher Diploma In Psychology, PG:DipHE - at Trinity College Dublin

The purpose of the course is to provide a pre-professional qualification in psychology, which confers eligibility for
graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) and allows a student to proceed to postgraduate
training, including higher degrees by research, and to specialise in an area of professional psychology. It is a two
year full-time course based on lectures, tutorials, laboratory classes and research projects.

Candidates for admission to the Higher Diploma in Psychology must hold a primary degree with at least second-class
honors. Application for entry is not via the CAO system.

Students will cover the following areas of psychology, as required for professional accreditation:

  • Biological basis of behaviour

  • Cognitive psychology

  • Research design, quantitative andqualitative methods

  • Developmental and lifespan psychology

  • Social psychology

  • Personality and individual differences


Students are evaluated by course work assessment throughout the year, by written examination papers at the end of
each year of the course, and by research project in the second year. The student must complete all the work prescribed.

Entry requirements for this course

Contact Trinity College Dublin to find course entry requirements.

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