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MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology

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Full time | Canterbury Christ Church University | 1 year | 25-SEP-23

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

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Course Summary

Many of our taught postgraduate degrees can be studied either full time or part time, fitting around you, your family, your employment and other commitments


Our MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology will prepare you to undertake doctoral training in clinical psychology, or other mental health disciplines, and provides a stepping stone towards a rewarding career.

The course includes specialised teaching from qualified clinical psychologists and after successful completion you will have gained an in-depth knowledge of theory, practice and research in clinical psychology. A discipline that involves the application of the scientific theory and principles of psychology to help in the understanding and alleviation of psychological distress and dysfunction, and in promoting well-being.

This MSc programme is provided in collaboration with the Salomons Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, which is part of Canterbury Christ Church University. The MSc is designed for psychology graduates who are considering pursuing training in clinical psychology, and includes the provision of specialised teaching from qualified clinical psychologists.

Your future career

The aim of the programme is to provide you with a detailed understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical psychology, in preparation for potentially undertaking doctoral training in clinical psychology, or training in other mental health-related disciplines. It therefore serves as a potential stepping stone towards a career in clinical psychology or mental health.


This module offers you the opportunity to undertake a significant piece of independent research, under supervisory guidance, of a particular topic that links directly with one of the research themes of the psychology team.

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Entry requirements

Entry requirement: 2:2 minimum in an undergraduate course with Psychology major, including successful completion of research methods modules (covering quantitative and qualitative approaches) and a dissertation (independent research project) module.

University information

First established in 1962, Canterbury Christ Church University (CCCU) has built an excellent reputation over the past 60 years for its quality training and education programmes. It is one of just a handful of universities within the UK to be located within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with campuses in Canterbury, Medway and in Tunbridge Wells. Students who opt to attend CCCU will note the rich heritage of not just the institution but the...more

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