Why Study Psychology at UCD?

  • Top 1% of the world’s higher education institutions
  • Ireland’s largest university
  • On-campus accommodation
  • Leading School of Psychology


UCD School of Psychology is the leading centre for research, teaching and professional training in psychology in Ireland. The School has particular expertise in clinical psychology, cognitive and behavioural neuroscience, disability and rehabilitation, and social and developmental psychology.

Established in 1854, UCD is one of Europe’s leading research-intensive universities – ranked in the top 1% of higher education institutions world-wide by the Times Higher Education rankings.

Ireland’s largest university with almost 25,000 students, UCD is the national leader in research funding, attracting quality investment that has helped the university to establish a reputation as a world-class destination for leading researchers.

UCD's flexible 'UCD Horizons' undergraduate curriculum has contributed to making UCD the most popular destination for Irish school-leavers. With approximately 7,000 postgraduate students, UCD is Ireland’s leader in postgraduate education.

UCD is home to over 5,000 international students and, in addition, places great emphasis on the internationalisation of the Irish student experience – preparing all UCD students for future employment and life that crosses borders, boundaries and cultures.

UCD is located on a beautiful, leafy, 133-hectare campus close to Dublin’s city centre, which provides a mix of academic facilities, research institutes, libraries and archival collections, enterprise space, student villages, and sports and recreational facilities.