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Mental Health and Clinical Psychology MSc / PgCert

Mental Health and Clinical Psychology MSc / PgCert

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Health Care Management / Health Studies People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work Psychology Specialisations

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

Overview

Our MSc and PgCert courses have a distinctive emphasis on the experiences of people who live with distress. You'll focus on the treatment of mental distress in both clinical and community settings, as well as developing an understanding of prevention and community means of social support and guidance. All students on the MSc programme can undertake a clinically relevant placement in the community or within the NHS.

Employability

We have placed employability at the heart of the psychology courses. You'll benefit from an annual psychology specific careers day, clear signposting of skills development within modules and career opportunities from the School and across the University. You could go on to work in a number of areas including clinical psychology, psychotherapy, care coordination, social work, mental health nursing and occupational therapy. The course could also help you gain senior roles and responsibilities within charities or NGOs. Please note that successful completion of the programme does not qualify you to practice as a clinical psychologist in the UK and will not allow you to register with the Health Professions Council as a 'practitioner psychologist', nor to use the protected title 'clinical psychologist'. If you wish to apply for UK Doctoral training you must still have a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology (a good upper second is often a minimum requirement). This Masters course does not substitute the BPS accreditation requirement.

Clinical placements

All students on the MSc programme have the option to complete a clinically relevant placement in the community or within the NHS. LSBU has excellent links with various mental health organisations. Previous students have had placements as support workers, recovery workers, and honorary assistant psychologists at organisations including South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Cyrenians (supported housing), Camden MIND (recovery and support) and Phoenix Futures (recovery from substance use). We can assist you in finding a suitable placement.

Teaching and learning

You'll benefit from small group teaching, as well as receive tutoring sessions to provide further advice and support for future employment. Learning will also be supported via e-learning sites.

Different course options

Full time | Southwark Campus | 1 year | SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-20

Modules

You will gain practical experiences of a range of counselling and psychotherapy techniques to enrich your practical knowledge.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee for 2019/20 entry is £9135 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Fee for 2019/20 entry is £13780 per year. There will be a slight increase in 2020/21 entry.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 Honours degree in Psychology or allied field such as neuroscience, social work, nursing, medicine or psycho-social studies for MSc. For PgCert Students need to have 2:2 undergraduate degree in Psychology or an allied field such as neuroscience, social work, nursing, medicine or psycho-social studies.

University information

London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit. The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students...more

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