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Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will introduce you to clinical psychology. You'll learn through expert-led clinical, health and forensic psychology, cultural and historical perspectives on mental health issues, and research apprenticeships. The course is aimed at students who have had little exposure to clinical psychology in their first degree and for intercalating MBBS students. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for careers in the clinical psychology sectors.

The course provides you with a sound basis to apply for an assistant psychologist post. It will also provide the necessary academic and research skills for you to apply for further training, if you have the relevant work experience. This might include vocational training eg doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, training as a Forensic Psychologist or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes. You also benefit from this course if you are a Psychology graduate who is keen to pursue a research career in the clinical aspects of psychology, including clinically-oriented PhDs.

As a student on this course you will gain knowledge and understanding of: theories, research methods, history, culture of clinical psychology; assessing and synthesising information and formulating arguments; professional contexts in which clinical psychologists work; ethical issues and legislation; conditions, aetiology, maintaining factors, interventions and therapies associated with clinical psychology and the link between stress, health and illness.

Different course options

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

The aim of this module is to introduce students to a range of professional issues relevant to the work of clinical forensic and health psychologists. This will equip them with the knowledge they need to make reasoned choices about their future career plans and with some of the knowledge they need to get those plans in train.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,410

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£22,110

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in psychology or a related subject. We are looking for students who have: performed consistently well throughout their degree and evidence of research excellence.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in three similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – London, Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global...more

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