NFQ Level 9, Major Award

Note: Every effort has been made to ensure that the programme and module content as described in the University's Calendar and Book of Modules for the 2021-22 academic year are accurate. However, due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, no guarantee is given that programme/module content, delivery and assessment may not be altered, cancelled, replaced, augmented or otherwise amended. Any changes will ensure the same competencies and Learning Outcomes are met. Programme and/or Module Coordinators will communicate any such changes to students.

The MA in Applied Psychology is a full-time programme running for 12 months from the date of first registration for the programme.

Students take 90 credits as follows:

Part I
Core Modules
Students take 30 credits as follows:
AP6016 Research Methods and Data Analysis (10 credits)
AP6023 Psychological Assessment (5 credits)
AP6173 Service Design and Evaluation (10 credits)
AP6177 Critical Community Psychology (5 credits)

Elective Modules
Students take 30 credits from the following:

AN4009 Behavioural and Cognitive Neuroscience (5 credits)
AP3119 Psychological Therapies (5 credits)
AP6128 Introduction to Psychotherapeutic Skills (5 credits)
AP6129 Health Psychology (5 credits)
AP6153 Applying Psychology in Community-Based Settings Placement (15 credits)
AP6174 Clinical Presentations (Child, Adolescent, Adult, and ID) (10 credits)
AP6178 Psychological Principles and Skills in Working with Children and Families (5 credits)

In semester one students take 20 credits of core modules and a maximum of 15 credits of elective modules. In semester two students take 10 credits of core modules and the remaining credits in elective modules to a maximum of 30 credits of elective modules overall in the programme.

Part II
AP6137 Dissertation in Applied Psychology (30 credits)
Where a student achieves an overall mark which is considered borderline fail a viva voce examination may be requested by the Programme Director.

Students who have already passed a module(s) as part of another programme, may seek exemption from this module(s) and will be required to take another module to the same credit value as assigned by the programme co-ordinator.

Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
Students who have completed and passed modules to the value of at least 60 credits in Part I and who do not wish to proceed to Part II may opt to exit the programme and be awarded a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2021/2022 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2021/2022.

Programme Learning Outcomes for MA in Applied Psychology (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (NFQ Level 9, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:

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