Why study Psychology
The Department of Psychology at Maynooth University makes an internationally distinctive and vibrant contribution to research and practice through four intersecting themes:
- Rehabilitation, Disability & Health Psychology
- Mental Health, Community & Positive Psychology
- Neuroscience, Behaviour & Cognition
- Organisations, Systems and Policy
Postgraduate students in psychology develop a wide range of skills and approaches from an understanding of human behaviour, to critical-thinking, and a grounding in research design and data analysis, that can be used beyond the research programme in marketing themselves in future careers. Our aim is to ensure that our research students gain training and experience in conducting high-quality research in an environment characterised by a warm welcoming atmosphere.
In addition to our MSc and Phd by research programmes, we offer a taught conversion MSc (Psychology) programme. This intensive conversion course, offered on a fulltime basis over 1 year, is designed for students with prior learning in psychology, to provide a pre-professional qualification equivalent to a bachelor degree in psychology.