Higher Diploma In Psychology (H Dip Psych)If you have an honours degree in a subject other than psychology, and would like to take the first step towards a professional career in psychology, then the UCD Higher Diploma in Psychology (H Dip Psych) may be of interest to you.
The H Dip Psych may be taken as a two-year full time or four year part-time programme. It is open to graduates with an honours degree from any discipline. It is accredited by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) as a first degree (equivalent of an Honours BA in Psychology), and confers eligibility for Graduate Membership of PSI. The H Dip Psych is an internationally recognized degree that allows graduate membership of relevant psychological societies including the British Psychological Society (BPS). With the H Dip Psych you will be eligible to apply for postgraduate professional training in clinical, counselling, health and other types of psychology. The PSI website provides further information about accreditation and professional training in psychology.
The curriculum for the H Dip Psych is taught in conjunction with the Honours BA in Psychology. It covers the areas of psychology required for PSI accreditation including biological bases of behaviour, developmental and lifespan psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences, cognitive psychology, research design, and quantitative and qualitative research methods. Additionally you may select elective modules covering a wide range of topics that reflect the diversity of staff interests and expertise within the school. These include modules on neuroscience, intelligence, language, crime, disability, counselling, the history of psychology, clinical psychology, health psychology, work and organizational psychology, sport psychology, and liberation psychology. In addition on the H Dip Psych you will complete a series of practical laboratory experiments in psychology in your first year and a research project in second year. A complete list of modules is provided at the following link: Module Listings. Some modules may not be offered in a particular year, and the programme structure may change from year to year.
Ireland and EU full time first year fees €6,700
Non-EU full time first year fees €13,450
H Dip Psych fees for EU and Non-EU fulltime and part-time students can be found on the UCD Fees website under postgraduate programmes in the College of Human Sciences School of Psychology: Fees website
Applicants for the H Dip Psych programme must be graduates with an honours degree, or final year students on an honours degree programme in any area. Offers to applicants who are not graduates will be contingent on degree results. The programme welcomes applications from mature students.
The selection process for the H Dip Psych will take account of: (1) undergraduate record and, where relevant, postgraduate record; (2) certified modules or courses in psychology; (3) experience of psychology through work or voluntary activities; (4) employment record; (5) references; (6) applicants’ personal statement on the application form.
Between 10 and 15 students are admitted to the H Dip Psych each year. The closing date for applications for the H Dip Psych is March 15, 2013. (Applications open November 1 2012) Applicants in the first instance may contact Mary Boyle firstname.lastname@example.org to indicate their interest in applying for the H Dip Psych. Applicants may apply for the H Dip Psych through the UCD On Line Applications homepage or this link: APPLY NOW
A number of places on the H Dip Psych are offered each year to international applicants. The closing date for applications for the H Dip Psych is March 15, 2012. International applicants in the first instance may contact Mary Boyle email@example.com to indicate their interest in applying for the H Dip Psych. International applicants may apply for the H Dip Psych through the UCD On Line Applications homepage or this link: APPLY NOW
The following website provides general information for international students who wish to study at UCD: http://www.ucd.ie/international/ Teaching in Irish Universities is normally through the medium of English, therefore all applicants are required to demonstrate a high level of competence in English language. Applicants whose first language is not English, and who are not presenting the subject English in a school-leaving examination which is at least of pass Leaving Certificate standard (e.g. GCSE grade C) must meet the minimum English Language Requirements in relation to TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) and IELTS (International English Language Testing System) specified at the following website: Admission English requirement
For further information about the H Dip Psych please contact Mary Boyle: firstname.lastname@example.org