MSc

Applied Clinical Psychology

Duration
1 Year
Start
September 2024
Delivery
In Person

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.

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.
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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.

Modules

Course delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.

90%Face-to-face
10%Online

Please note the delivery information for this course is accurate for the academic year 2023/24. The information displayed in this section may not yet accurately reflect how the course will be delivered in 2024/25 but this information will be updated by December 2023.

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.

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Dr Simon Chu
Senior Lecturer
School of Psychology and Humanities

Simon is an applied psychological scientist with expertise in experimental psychology, human cognition, forensic mental health and research design. He is a Chartered Psychologist, Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society and Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Si…

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Dr Georgia Chronaki
Senior Lecturer in Developmental Neuroscience
School of Psychology and Humanities

Georgia oversees the activities of our Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience (DCN) Laboratory. In parallel to her academic activities, Georgia has experience in working clinically with children and young people in various settings.

Staff Spotlight – Carolina Campodonico

“I mostly teach clinical psychology on the BSc Psychology, and the MSc in Clinical Psychology. Apart from teaching, I supervise students’ placements and final year projects and I am the first-year tutor for three BSc courses.

When students get excited about something I am teaching, and they start discussing the topic with me or between them, or when they stop to have a chat with me at the end of a lecture, that’s the best part of my job”

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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. 

Fees and funding

2024/25
UK
Full-time£11,000 per year
Part-time£1,222 per 20 credits
International
Full-time£16,900 per year

Scholarships and bursaries

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

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

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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Humanities

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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