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Applied Clinical Psychology

1 Year
September 2022
Campus Taught

This course gives you the perfect opportunity to strengthen your academic credentials in preparation for a career in Clinical Psychology and/or other professions in the area of mental health. It has been designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in core theoretical, methodological, and empirical areas of Clinical Psychology.

You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed for progression to the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) courses which you’ll need to undertake if you aspire to take on a leading role in Clinical Psychology in the NHS, private practice or other related fields.

Why study with us

  • The course content strongly emphasises the importance of evidence-based working, with a focus on advancing applied skills and you research skills and competencies.
  • You will be taught by HCPC registered Clinical Psychologists, and academics and research experts in their field.
  • You’ll undertake a work experience placement to enhance your professional and personal development.

What you'll do

  • A major part of this course is completing a research project – let us harness your enthusiasm and interest in Clinical Psychology and support you in the development of advanced research skills.
  • Our placement experience ensures that your skills developed are trans-professional and hence essential, in whatever area or profession you wish to pursue within the sector.
  • Our placements are wide and varied, and have included working in the private sector, third sector and local NHS services.

Module Overview

Course Delivery

This course is taught face-to-face at one of our UK campuses.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Academic expertise

Many of our staff are practising Clinical Psychologists and work or have worked within the NHS, and we also have links with clinicians in private practice. This ensures that graduates from our course are equipped with the skills that employers need.

This unique mix of professionals is reflected in the content of the course, where you’ll learn about the differences and similarities involved in working clinically within the NHS and in private practice.

The course content, teaching and assessments have been developed by the course team working closely with clinical psychologists, practitioners, employers, current and recent trainees in the area, and those with the desire to work within the field. The result is an exciting and vibrant course that covers all the essential subject material you need to move into the exciting field of Clinical Psychology.

Future careers

Our programme strengthens your academic credentials in preparation for a career in Clinical Psychology (for example through Assistant Psychologist posts within the NHS and further competitive doctoral training in Clinical Psychology). You’ll also strengthen your CV in preparation for other professions in the areas of Clinical Psychology, mental health, academia, or research. 

In the year immediately after completing our course, past students have gone on to secure positions as Assistant Clinical Psychologists in a range of services (eg specialist learning disabilities teams within the NHS, forensic services, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners and Psychology Healthcare Assistants in the NHS, Mental Wellbeing Practitioners in the private sector).

Other career paths include:

  • Assistant Clinical Psychologist
  • Associate Psychological Practitioner
  • Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS)
  • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
  • Health centres
  • PhD research and lecturing in Higher Education
  • Research Assistant and other research posts within the NHS or academia, in either Clinical Psychology or mental health more broadly
  • Social services
  • Other careers in mental health care that involve working with individuals experiencing psychological distress (eg Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner within the NHS).

Fees and Funding

Full-time£7750 per year
Part-time£865 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Part-time£865 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year
Full-time£8500 per year
Part-time£867 per 20 credits
Full-time£14500 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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