Key information
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.


Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type


Course summary
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

This course adopts a patient-centred approach to teaching the origins and range of clinical psychology. It is recognised and respected by practitioners for producing sound, highly employable graduates within many branches of psychology. It is ideal for anyone wishing to gain an in-depth knowledge of clinical psychology, and is particularly relevant if you intend to apply to a training programme to qualify as a clinical psychologist. Delivery of the programme is typically 2 days per week on campus between October and May each year, with supervision arrangements for the dissertation in June and July. This delivery pattern allows you to plan and build a clinical portfolio more effectively, if appropriate to your future career.

After completing this course, you will possess the practical skills and theoretical knowledge necessary to continue into an academic career or secure employment in a range of organisations. The course will equip you with an in-depth knowledge of clinical psychology which will enhance your application to training programmes if you seek a career as a qualified clinical psychologist. As a Foundations of Clinical Psychology graduate, you will be prepared to undertake roles such as: Clinical psychologist; Community support officer; Healthcare assistant; Learning support assistant and Occupational therapist.

Different course options
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Roots & Range of Psychological Disorders - Core

An introduction to the origins of mainstream psychological disorders. This provides context for the teaching of the subject for the rest of the course, and allows you to gain an in-depth understanding of the range of clinical psychological disorders.

Psychological Therapy - Core

The main psychological therapeutic approaches used in the clinical treatment of disorders.

Advanced Research Methods - Core

Gain skills and an advanced understanding of research methods used in clinical psychology.

Tuition fees
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: HOTCOURSES, January 2017.

Students need a possession of a 2:1 degree or equivalent, preferably in Psychology. For post-experience and professional qualifications, there may be additional entry requirements set by the association or institute that ultimately administers the qualification in question. If they lack the formal academic qualifications needed to enter a postgraduate or post-experience degree, there are several alternative routes to follow. Some of these are based on experience.

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