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Psychology - PhD (with foundation)

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
  • Duration
    5 years
  • Annual tuition fee
    15,000 EUR

    Fees are displayed in the university's local currency

  • Language taught in
  • Start date
    June, September, January

Program Overview

What Maynooth University says about their program:
"PhD students are an integral part of the academic life of MU’s Department of Psychology; we aim to deliver high-quality supervision and to produce research of international quality. The goal of the structured PhD programme is to provide a high quality research experience with integrated taught support. Structured support is offered through transferable skills modules and specialist modules to provide students with academic and professional skills needed for employment and career progression within, and outside of, academia."

Admissions requirements

We will guide you through the application procedure; please see the details below.


  • IELTS 6.0
  • TOEFL 90
  • PTE 58


  • IELTS 6.5
  • TOEFL 95
  • PTE 62

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate tuition - €13,500 - €15,000 / year
  • Graduate tuition - €14,000 - €17,000 / year
  • Foundation degrees - starting from €6,350 / program

MU Sport Scholarships

The following Maynooth University sports scholarships may be awarded:

  • Soccer scholarships
  • GAA scholarships
  • Paddy Harrington golf scholarships
  • Rugby scholarships
  • Snooker scholarships
  • Carded athletes
  • Other sports ​​ Scholarship funding assists undergraduate or postgraduate students with sports and university-related expenses (e.g. sporting equipment, travel costs associated with sport) and aims to free up time from part-time work commitments.

MU Entrance Scholarship

The €1,000 Entrance Scholarship is automatically awarded to incoming first-year students, via the CAO, who have obtained 550 points or more in the Leaving Certificate (from six subjects in one sitting). For students presenting GCE A-Levels the awards are based on achieving points from three/four subjects in GCE A levels.

MU Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities

The MU Undergraduate Scholarship for Students with Disabilities, which is for studies leading to an undergraduate degree, is valued at a maximum of €2,000 for the academic year. The scholarship is open to entrant undergraduate students with a significant disability who are experiencing financial difficulties.

Visa requirements for Maynooth University

Many international students will require a visa to study in Ireland, and this is a vital step of your study abroad journey. Make sure you understand the requirements you may need to meet before applying.

Ireland student visa requirements