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Faculty of Science and Health

MSc in Psychology and Well-being

MSc in Psychology and Well-being

  • PAC CodeDC765
  • Course Type Postgraduate
  • Delivery Modes Full-Time
  • Duration 1 Year

The MSc in Psychology and Wellbeing is the essential next step for psychology graduates aspiring to bring strong theoretical, conceptual, and practical knowledge of factors influencing well-being to their work or future career.

Well-being is a far reaching global issue, impacting on many facets of society and many settings. The focus of this programme will be on the impact of psychological, societal, environmental and physical factors on the well-being of communities, families and individuals across the lifespan.  This one-year, full-time programme, at level nine of the National Framework of Qualifications, covers a comprehensive curriculum in psychology and well-being with a strong focus on practical and research skills.


This programme of studey will cover the following modules* (two in Semester 1 and two in Semester2):

  • Well-being, mental health and community Psychology;
  • Innovations in evidence-based psychological practice;
  • Environmental influences on well-being;
  • Well-being through the life-span. 

An additional module, which spans Semesters 1 and 2, focuses on developing individual specialism in one area of psychology and wellbeing through in-depth literature review.  Students will also complete a year-long supervised individual research project.

*modules are subject to change without notice from year to year

This programme of study will:

  • Challenge students to develop their theoretical and conceptual knowledge of factors impacting well-being;
  • Provide research-led teaching including additional workshops and seminars in an interactive spring school;
  • Enhance opportunities for learners to enter or progress their careers in a variety of public and private settings;
  • Benefit those keen to pursue more advanced and specialised postgraduate studies.

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This programme is designed for individuals who work or intend to work in applied settings including in education, community settings, mental health, family support, and clinical psychology.

Upon successful completion of this programme Non-EEA graduates are eligible to apply for the Third Level Graduate Programme to obtain a visa for up to two years , for the purpose of seeking employment.

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General Entry Requirements

For admission to the M.Sc. in Psychology and Well-being, entrants will normally:

  • Have a relevant undergraduate degree in psychology with a H2.1 or equivalent
  • Candidates must demonstrate eligibility for graduate membership of the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI)


ALL Applicants MUST submit:

  • Certified Academic Transcirpts for all years of study at college or university in original language*
  • Personal Statement outlining your reasons for applying for this course
  • CV outlining relevant professional experience

International Applicants:
In addition to the above, non-native English speakers must also submit:

Certified English translations of Academic Transcipts and parchment/degree certificate.

International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language they must satisfy the University of their competency in English language.  For further information on international applications click here 

How to Apply and Closing Dates

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EU Applicants

Apply online via the PAC website click here  Closing date for applications 31st July 2018.  This programme is currently subject to final approval.

Apply online via the PAC website. click here  The closing date is 10th July 2018.    Applicants who require a study visa for the purposes of gaining entry into Ireland are advised to apply early