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2nd March 2020: Second round closed.

1st May 2020: The third round closed.

July 1st 2020: The fourth and final round has closed.

The number of applications has exceeded the places available, so we will be establishing a waiting list for places.

We will not be accepting late applications as on the basis of applications in the four rounds we will be able to fill all the available places and also establish a sufficient waiting list.

Applications Re-opening:  Round 1 for the academic year 2021/2022 will open towards the end of 2020, and will close in January 2021.


You can find last year’s time table in the course handbook.

We do not know what impact the coronavirus pandemic will have on next year’s timetable. Currently, we are working online.  As the summer progresses, we should have a clearer idea of what approach that will be implemented in the coming academic year.  It is likely that we will start term online and then transition to in-person teaching.

You can find the timetable for the next academic year here when it becomes available. Traditionally this is late summer.

Term Start

Traditionally, the Thursday before the first day of term is a general orientation day for all new postgraduate students in the School of. Applied Psychology. We expect that this will go ahead this year.

On the Tuesday and Wednesday before that we run a Lego Serious Play and Positive Psychology workshop for incoming students.  It is good fun, and a great way of getting to know each other.  As we generally have twenty in the class, this would be two workshops of about ten each.

The University is working towards a Semester One start date of 28th September, 2020. – keep in mind that we have some plans for you for the week before.

Latest Updates from PostGraduate Office

You have been accepted on the Masters, but life happens and now it does not seem possible to accept the place.

If you accepted a full-time place, would switching to part-time work?

If part-time does not work, what about taking a module or so as a flexi-option

You’ve been placed on a waiting list, and a place does not come up – apply for the Round 1, which will open November time 2020.

This year applicants in Round 4 were competing for only a few places. There were sufficient places for all those who were found suitable in Rounds 1, 2 and 3.  In Round 1 all twenty-four places will be available again.  If you were placed on a waiting list, then we found you suitable for the course, but there just were not enough places. The probability of you been offered a place in Round 1 would be high.

Remember, coaching is the art of the possible – so make contact and let’s see if we can come up with a solution.

Also, check out the UCC fee payment plans and the Student Budgeting Advisor

And some UCC history

Here are the application dates for the course:

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