In a time when mental health issues are increasing – and increasingly recognised – Clinical Psychology has never been more crucial. Playing your part starts right here.
A career in Clinical Psychology is seen by many as the pinnacle of a career in Psychology, with students attracted to the challenges that working with a wide range of mental and physical health problems can offer.
Graduates will often work with those facing anxiety, depression, learning difficulties or relationship issues. With an increased public awareness of the importance of mental health, the opportunities for working within Clinical Psychology and the demand for graduates with an understanding of these issues is on the increase.
This course is delivered not only by outstanding academic staff, but draws upon our extensive links in hospitals, health centres and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to provide frontline staff to share their knowledge and experiences with you.
Why study with us
- This is an excellent platform for progression to postgraduate study, taking you on to a career as a practising Clinical Psychologist.
- You can work with state-of-the-art facilities including our Clinical Health Psychology Suite, Brain Imaging Laboratory and more.
- In your final year you will complete a research project in an area of Clinical Psychology and study two modules dedicated to providing an understanding not only of assessment and treatment but also clinical practice, research and service delivery.
What you’ll do
- In addition to a core of modules, you’ll also have the chance to focus on other areas, like forensic criminal psychology, neuropsychology and more.
- Throughout your studies, we’ll provide you with Student Membership of the British Psychological Society – giving you a range of benefits, including the monthly magazine - The Psychologist - and information about the latest job opportunities
- As your interests and strengths develop, you could take advantage of our flexible courses to change the focus of your study to any of our other psychology courses, including Forensic Psychology, Neuropsychology or the Psychology of Child Development.
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.
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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- This course is accredited by the BPS, the learned and professional body, incorporated by the Royal Charter, for Psychology in the UK. We will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that allows you to graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided you achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.
Our Clinical Psychology BSc (Hons) degree not only offers a vital step in the path toward a career in professional clinical practice, but can also offer a route into a range of other specialisms across all areas of psychology - not just health and social care settings.
This is a degree designed to offer you a clear route towards a career as a Clinical Psychologist. As such, it offers the perfect foundation for the next steps – whether that’s our own MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology, or perhaps a role that could support later training as part of a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. You may also look ahead to a role as an Assistant Clinical Psychologist or Research Assistant or, with further training, join a mental health team or work within Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS).
The job prospects for psychology graduates in general are excellent. Today, you’ll find our graduates working across a wide range of sectors, from education and business, to industry, NHS and related health providers.
While you’re studying with us, we’ll offer a range of opportunities to boost your employability. Whether this is a placement module or placement year between your second and final years, or studying abroad with one of our partner institutions across Europe, the US or Asia, you will be given opportunities to gain vital knowledge, workplace experience and practical skills that will enhance your employment prospects.
We also offer you the chance to participate in one of the largest paid research intern schemes in the UK. This allows you to work on cutting-edge research projects over the summer. As well as developing your knowledge and skills, these can often lead to conference papers, peer-reviewed journal articles and, in some cases, trips to present the work overseas.
Fees and Funding
Scholarships and Bursaries
We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.
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This course is based in the School of Psychology and Computer Science located in the Faculty of Science and Technology
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