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Applied Clinical Psychology MSc

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Applied Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

The MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology has been specifically designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in core theoretical, methodological, and empirical areas of clinical psychology. This programme is aimed at individuals who wish to strengthen their academic credentials in preparation for a career in clinical psychology and/or other professions in the area of mental health. The course uses an applied approach to learning, including an embedded placement opportunity, to not only develop a foundation of understanding of clinical psychology principles and theory but also to enhance and advance interpersonal skills, transferable across all mental health professions.

The core theoretical and empirical basis of clinical psychology (i.e., theories, models and approaches to treatment) is delivered by a range of HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologists, expert academics in specialist fields, clinicians across a wide range of specialities and experts-by-experience. The course content strongly emphasises the importance of evidence-based working with a focus on advancing research skills and competencies, taught by academics and research experts in their field.

The course aims to foster the development of key skills that will facilitate further academic and vocational training and subsequent employment. Through the skills and knowledge developed during the course, you will strengthen your academic credentials in preparation for a career in clinical psychology (i.e., via Assistant Psychologist posts within the NHS and further competitive doctoral training in clinical psychology). You will also strengthen your CV in preparation for other professions in the area of clinical psychology, mental health, academia, or research. This MSc course does not provide any guarantee that upon its completion you will be successful in securing these posts and like other current Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology is not BPS accredited. However, the course has been especially designed so that you acquire knowledge and skills in key areas of clinical psychology and its application.

This course is not just a stepping stone for those wishing to pursue doctorate training programme in clinical psychology. Upon completion of this course you will also strengthen your CV and applications for a range of positions and careers, such as those below. In particular, you will considerably improve and refine your research knowledge and skills, and these are important for both improving your chances of successfully securing a place on the doctorate, and for securing positions in academic and research.

Different course options

Full time | Preston Campus | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-19

Modules

Professional Issues and Practice in Clinical Psychology
Advanced Clinical Psychology Project
Clinical Psychology across the Lifespan
Clinical Research Design and Processes
Research Methods and Statistics for Clinical Psychologists
Clinical Skills

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£6,700

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£13,950

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC: or an equivalent International professional body). The reason for restricting entry to those with GBC is that the course is intended as a gateway to a doctoral training programme in clinical psychology, for which GBC is required. If you have a Lower Second Class honours degree in Psychology you may be considered for a place on the course providing you can demonstrate strengths in both Research Methods and Statistics, and clinical psychology or related subject areas.

University information

University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is a leading modern university based in the centre of Preston. Offering innovation, world-leading research and real-world practicality to inspire their students, the University provides a high-quality experience. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 3.3% of universities in the world, while 16...more

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