Applications from outside Ireland

Applicants who qualified outside of Ireland

 

                   Application Process

  • Download, complete and save the Graduate Membership Application Clarification (GMA) form
  • Go to the "Membership"  page of the website and scroll down to the bottom of the page, where you will see the option 'Apply online'. 
  • Select 'Graduate Member' and complete the online application.
  • Attach completed GMA form to the online application as well as a scanned copy of your full academic transcript. If your transcript is not in English, please also attach a certified translation.
  • Pay the fee and submit application
  • Average processing times are 10-16 weeks. Please note, that processing times may vary to the above depending on the complexity of the application and volume of applications. Processing can only begin once all required documents have been submitted. 

 

Equivalence

Acceptance of a Psychology Degree obtained outside Ireland is based on equivalence to a PSI Accredited Honours Psychology Degree.

To be considered “equivalent” a qualification should be based on a relatively broad range of psychology courses including the biological bases of behaviour, developmental psychology, cognitive psychology, social psychology, personality and individual differences (including psychometrics) and research methodology.

Applicants must demonstrate research competence in practical work and in the completion of a supervised research project.

In deciding on equivalence, the MQCC follows the Psychological Society of Ireland Guidelines on the Accreditation of courses leading to the first qualification in Psychology, January 2019. 

Applicants who received their Psychology Degree qualification from outside Ireland must complete the Graduate Membership Application Clarification Form (GMA Form) in addition to the online application.

 

Following a Memorandum of Cooperation between the PSI and the British Psychological Society (BPS), those eligible for Graduate Membership of the BPS after having gained an academic award accredited by the BPS are eligible for Graduate Membership of the PSI. Applicants do not need to submit a GMA form with their application online.