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Foundations of Clinical Psychology MSc

Foundations of 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 is ideal for you if you’re looking to apply for assistant psychologist posts, or wish to follow further clinical psychology training routes. It’s also ideal for intercalating medical students or if you’re keen to pursue a research career.

This course will develop your knowledge of clinical psychology and your professional and research skills. You’ll be taught by clinical psychologists and psychology staff, and undertake a placement.

You’ll be based in our £30 million Science Centre in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, complete with research labs and teaching spaces.

The Department of Psychology specialises in applied psychological research and teaching. Our work contributes to knowledge in the academic community as well as being relevant to practitioners, policy-makers and the wider community. We already run a suite of undergraduate psychology courses and a well-established Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, so have experienced staff to support you through your studies.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology.

Careers

Graduates from the course may choose to continue with further training, including the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or a PhD. Graduates from our psychology masters courses have also gone on to pursue a range of careers including:

  • Research assistants
  • Systematic reviewers
  • Assistant psychologists
  • Roles in drug and alcohol support
  • Stop-smoking advisors.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Different course options

Full time | Staffordshire University (Stoke-on-Trent Campus) | 13 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

13 months

Start date

SEP

Modules

This module provides an introduction to active listening and introduces students to a variety of approaches that can be used in therapeutic work

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£7,620

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (overall cost)

£12,750

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the award are normally a minimum of a 2:1 psychology degree (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), OR a merit in an MSc Psychology conversion course (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), or equivalent two good references to support the application.

University information

Based in the West Midlands, Staffordshire University offers many different postgraduate courses across a wide range of different subject areas and study options. The main city campus is based in Stoke-on-Trent with the University’s dedicated Centres of Excellence in Healthcare Education located in Stafford and Shrewsbury. Students can study Postgraduate Certificates, Postgraduate Diplomas, Masters, PGCE or PhDs at the University, and these...more