Psychotherapy Studies

University College Dublin


Course Name Psychotherapy Studies
Course Provider University College Dublin
Course Code X838 X166
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Belfield
Qualification Letters HDip
Application Date Application Details
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Duration 1 Year Full-Time, 9 months part-time
Course Fee Please contact the school for fee information.
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Entry Requirements

Expand+Who Should Take This Course?
Graduates with Level 8 (NFQ) BA or BSc, or equivalent Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), are eligible to apply for the Higher Diploma. Academic qualification at postgraduate level is becoming an integral part of a prof...

Comment How and Where Will I Learn?

Programme Location

All teaching takes place in the School of Psychotherapy within the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Mental Health Research, St Camillus Ward, Lower Ground Floor, St Vincentís University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin 4.
Course Content

Expand+HDip Psychotherapy Studies
Graduate Taught (level 8 nfq, credits 60)

Who should apply?
Full Time option suitable for:
Domestic(EEA) applicants: Yes
International (Non EEA) applicants currently residing outside of the EEA Region. No


Subjects Taught

The course is delivered in 6 modules (5 taught and 1 dissertation), all of which are core requirements for the award of Higher Diploma. Assessment is by continuous assessment for the taught modules and a mark for the thesis. There are no wri...

Number of Credits 60
Careers or Further Progression Career Opportunities
Postgraduate psychotherapy degrees are becoming an integral part of a professional career path, which requires recognition of formal psychotherapeutic study. The Higher Diploma is taught by practitioners in the field and is suited not only to trainees or practitioners in disciplines within the mental health arena but also to applicants from non-cognate areas who may be considering embarking on a clinical training in psychotherapy.
Further Enquiries Programme Coordinator:
Dr. Barry O'Donnell
Course Director
T: +353 1 2213396
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