NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

School of Psychology College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: DPsychSc (Clinical) for Qualified Clinicians DURATION: 3 years, full-time NUMBER OF PLACES: 6 COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1DPS1 FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: Check website for closing date details. GARDA VETTING/POLICE CLEARANCE: Garda vetting/ police clearance is required for this programme. Please see page 285 for further information.

Clinical Psychology (for Qualified Clinicians)

Your Course The Doctor of Psychological Science (DPsychSc) in Clinical Psychology for Qualified Clinicians programme is designed for those who have a qualification in clinical psychology that pre-dated the introduction of doctoral-level training (i.e., professional diploma or master ’s). The programme focuses on the development of clinical research skills and is assessed through a series of academic and research projects, including a research thesis. The programme consists of three years of part-time study. The time commitment for class attendance is one day per week of lectures on research methods for approximately 12–14 weeks per year. Candidates will also be expected to dedicate the equivalent of 4–6 hours per week throughout the year in order to complete the work requirements of the course. In addition, candidates will attend occasional specialist workshops in research skills and statistics and meetings with their research supervisors. Career Opportunities This part-time programme provides additional research training to those already holding a qualification in clinical psychology. Minimum Entry Requirements Candidates must hold a degree or PDip in psychology recognised by the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI) as granting eligibility for graduate membership of PSI. The qualification must be at least upper Second Class Honours level (barring exceptional circumstances). Qualifications deemed equivalent by the College of Arts, Social Sciences, and Celtic Studies may also be accepted. At least one year of practical and/or research experience relevant to clinical psychology is generally required. Successful applicants are expected to have a means of transport to enable them to participate in all elements of the programme, including undertaking supervised clinical placements in health settings. FIND OUT MORE AT: psychological-science-clinical-psychology-clinicians.html

CONTACT Professor Brian McGuire T: +353 91 493 266 E:

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE 1. The DPsychSc (Clinical) for Qualified Clinicians provides a thorough and comprehensive training in research design, and quantitative and qualitative research skills. 2. The programme provides the opportunity to complete research projects of value to employers and health service agencies. 3. The programme provides an opportunity for candidates to upskill and upgrade their professional qualifications.

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