Psychology - Research

Maynooth University


Course Name Psychology - Research
Course Provider Maynooth University
Course Code MHW02 MHW03 MHW04 MHW05
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Degree - Doctoral (Level 10 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 10 NFQ
Degree - Masters (Level 9 NFQ)  More info... Major National University of Ireland Level 9 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time, Daytime
Location (Districts) Maynooth
Qualification Letters MSc & PhD
Application Date All applications should be made through the PAC system.

Closing Date - Rolling Closing Date
PAC Application Information

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Duration PhD
MHW02 4 years Full-time
MHW03 6 years Part-time
MHW04 2 years Full-time
MHW05 3 years Part-time
Course Fee In general, there are two levels of fees payable. EU students from EU countries including Ireland pay a subsidised level of fees for both taught courses and research programmes. Tuition fees for students from outside the EU are not subsidised and are thus somewhat higher than for EU students.
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Financial Support

Postgraduate students are sometimes eligible for more than funding. Tax relief and some medical entitlements are also a possibility. You can find information about budgeting, medical entitlements and tax relief by visiting: www.maynoothuni...

Entry Requirements Normally a first class or upper second class honours degree in psychology is required. For international students whose first language is not English, an English language exam certificate showing IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required. Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact members of staff to discuss their projected area of research.
Comment Psychology at Maynooth is a vibrant and internationally-recognised centre of excellence in research on health, mental health and community psychology, biobehavioural processes, cognition and neuroscience. Students and academics work in state-of-the-art research facilities that include an ERP laboratory, as well as neuroscience, social psychology, and developmental psychology laboratories.
Course Content The goal of the structured PhD and MSc by research programmes is to provide a high quality research experience with integrated taught support.

Students who intend to pursue a PhD but who do not already hold a postgraduate qualification in psychology are initially registered to undertake a Master’s degree, with transfer to the Doctoral programme subject to satisfactory progress.
Research Areas Research interests in the Department include: community, health and mental health psychology; the experimental analysis of behaviour; behavioural neuroscience; spatial navigation; circadian rhythms and sleep; language and memory.
Further Enquiries Contact us about this course
Programme Director: Dr Deirdre Desmond
Tel :+353 (0)1 708 6479
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