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Department of Psychology  

Postgraduate Studies 

Research areas for postgraduate students include: spirituality; ageism in the caring professions; partner perceptions of chronic illness; counterfactual thinking; deductive reasoning; judgement and decision making; dynamic, embodied and enactive approaches to cognitive science; forensic psychology; criminology. 

Please see individual staff profiles in relation to postgraduate research opportunities. 

Funded Postgraduate Opportunities

Departmental Assistantship: €6,900 per annum, plus fees.

Masters or PhD by research is available in the following specialist areas:

Stress and personality
Imagination and mental simulation
Family life and child development
Embodied cognition
The psychology of visual aesthetics

More information can be found here. 

Additional information on postgraduate studies in MIC


Postgraduate Students

Cillian McHugh

Clara Hoyne

Chloé Beatty

Nuala Walsh



Mary Immaculate College, South Circular Road, Limerick, Tel:+35361 204300  V94VN26