This course is primarily targeted towards:

  • Any disciplines or professionals who are interested in neurodiversity. 
  • Practitioners working / training in Primary Care
  • Practitioners working / training in Psychiatry and Mental Health
  • Educators in primary, post-primary and further education
  • Senior Managers / Leaders and Human Resource professionals in public and private sector environments
  • Public Health professionals

Trimester 1

Distance and Online learning

Distance and online learning components allow students to further develop their understanding of neurodiversity. Societal perspectives are considered and students explore topics in more in-depth detail, building on prior learning.

In addition, full day workshops are provided to allow students to develop deeper understanding of neurodiversity in a variety of contexts.

Applicants should:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Medicine, Nursing, Psychology, Education, Human Resource Management, Leadership or cognate areas
  • Possess an equivalent professional qualification, or
  • Have relevant clinical experience in mental health, education, social care.

Next Intake

  • The next intake for the Professional Diploma - X937 in Neurodiversity is September 2024
  • This programme is currently open for applications.


To apply for this programme, please submit a direct application. A detailed, step-by step guide to the online application process is available on the registry page.


The School welcomes applications from eligible international applicants. 

For more information on studying at UCD as an international student please see the UCD Global website.


If you have any problems or queries with the online application process, email: or telephone: + 353 1 716 1476.

To participate fully in this online programme, we recommend that participants have:

  • PC or a laptop with an up to date operating systems
  • High Speed Broadband (a minimum of 4MB download speed and 1MB upload speed)
  • Access to a modern standards’ compliant web browser.

Camera for virtual classroom

For more information on course fees please visit the Fees & Grants Office website.



Academic Programme Coordinator

Programme Administrator

Dr Blánaid Gavin

Associate Professor School of Medicine

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist
UCD School of Medicine
UCD Health Sciences Centre
University College Dublin
Belfield, Dublin 4.

Sinead Gillen

Programme Administrator 

UCD School of Medicine

Room C134 UCD Health Sciences Centre

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4

T + 01 716 6669


Key Information:

  • Major Code X937
  • Duration 2 Trimester
  • Schedule Part-Time
  • Application by September 2024

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