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Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

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Full time | Cambridge Campus | 12 months | 11-SEP-23

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

11-SEP-23

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Introduction

Work with world-leading researchers in understanding mental health problems and making a difference to people’s lives. Gain both a theoretical and practical understanding through guest lectures, industry-standard facilities and our Lived Experience Project. Our course is geared to take you closer to your career goals. Its relevance is grounded in learning from research-active staff, with guest lectures from practicing clinical psychology lecturers.

If you’re looking to pursue a career as a qualified psychologist, or in related mental health areas, our course gives you the preparation for further clinical psychology training. You’ll learn to assess and understand the complex issues many people living with mental health problems suffer from, examining ways to help manage these and find appropriate treatment. You’ll graduate with both the theoretical knowledge and practical tools to work within mental health services and clinical psychology, as well as be equipped with the skills to apply scientific and research methods. Please note that this course does not include clinical work with children, patients or mental health service users. This course does not constitute professional training, though it can support entry to a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (or equivalent). We encourage you to seek out relevant paid or voluntary experience while completing your studies; our course is designed to facilitate this.

How you'll be assessed

You’ll have the opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge through a range of methods including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, debates, data analysis and a dissertation.

Careers

With statistics suggesting 1 in 4 people live with or experience a mental health problem in their lifetime, there is a great demand for trained professionals. Our course will provide you with the academic and research skills you need to continue onto further professional training in clinical psychology. Alternatively it provides an excellent basis to work in other mental health and care environments. You’re also in the perfect position to continue your academic career and move up to our Psychology PhD.

Modules

In this project you'll chose an independent research topic from an area of expertise within our department (subject to availability of suitable supervision) and will conduct a significant research project in that area which may involve a literature review, data collection, analysis and a write-up. The final piece of work should be equivalent to a maximum of 12,000 words.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£10,000

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

For this course (per year)

£15,800

Entry requirements

Students need to have a 2.1 undergraduate degree in Psychology or other closely related discipline, or equivalent. Applicants with a borderline 2.2/2:1 Graduate Basis for Recognition (GBR) undergraduate degree in Psychology may be considered for the course on an individual basis via an interview.

University information

Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) has a proud history dating back to 1858, when philanthropist John Ruskin opened the first campus as what was then the Cambridge School of Art. ARU has grown exponentially since then, with four campuses in the East Anglia region. These are in: Cambridge Chelmsford London Peterborough Now students can study a range of subjects at ARU at both undergraduate and postgraduate level, with flexible...more

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