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Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Psychology (General)

Course type


Course Summary

This MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology course provides modules in aspects of psychology relevant to clinical practice, for students who are intending to apply to Doctoral programmes in clinical psychology. Whilst there is no guarantee that students will ultimately be successful in gaining entry to Doctoral programmes, this course is intended to strengthen your CV and enable you to get the most out of your relevant experience. It is expected that most students accepted onto the MSc will be currently working in clinically relevant posts, such as psychology assistants, nursing assistants or therapy aides. Throughout the course you will develop the skills to successfully disseminate information to both specialist and non-specialist audiences. You will be assessed using a range of techniques such as essays, journal article presentations and critiques. Successful completion of this course will enhance students CV to enable students to apply for higher degrees. Students will achieve PGDip and PGCert awards.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date



This module aims to orientate students to the kinds of issues and concerns found within psychological research methods. Students? knowledge of research methods from their undergraduate studies will be consolidated and expanded and they will be encouraged to consider clinical applications of this knowledge. To equip students with the skills necessary to carry out empirical research, they will be given exercises to develop their awareness of ethical issues and they will be provided with data sets to analyse and interpret using appropriate research techniques. Both quantitative and qualitative methods will be covered during this module, and students will be provided with journal articles to see how such methods have been implemented in real world research. Finally, students will design a research proposal which will incorporate an in depth literature review and they will be encouraged to focus this upon the broad area within which they may eventually wish to focus their dissertation.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

Fee is £695 per 20 credit module.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students need to have a minimum of a 2:2 degree in Psychology conferring GBC from the BPS.