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Research in Clinical Psychology MSc

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This programme has been specifically designed for those intending to pursue a career in clinical psychology and to apply for a place on the professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, but it is also ideal for those interested in a research career or PhD in the area of clinical psychology and mental health. The programme enables students to gain detailed knowledge about modern theories and models in relation to psychopathology and psychological assessment as well as about effective psychological interventions and therapies. It also provides broad research training in quantitative and qualitative research, and offers education about the role of professional clinical psychologists along with training in essential clinical skills. The programme includes a Research Apprenticeship in clinical psychology which is a particularly attractive module enabling students to gain experience with professional research in clinical psychology.

Designed to strengthen the research competence and academic profile of those intending to apply for professional training in clinical psychology; Offers broad postgraduate research training in quantitative and qualitative research methods relevant to clinical psychology and mental health in general; Includes a Research Apprenticeship in Clinical Psychology; Provides education about the role of clinical psychologists as well as training in some essential professional clinical skills; Uses a blend of adult learning approaches (i.e. lectures, seminars, group work, workshops) to engage students with the content of the taught modules. You will be introduced to leading theories or models in each field and the scientific evidence on which they are based will be critically discussed. Important research paradigms and controversies dominating current scientific debates within clinical psychology will be presented, and you will learn and practice how to critically appraise published research. You will receive extensive training in a range of essential research skills and we will be discussing various types of research design for investigating the aetiology of mental health problems, for evaluating the effectiveness of psychological therapies and for auditing mental health services.

The research training also includes advanced methods of statistical data analysis with exercises in SPSS and you will learn how to professionally report and communicate the findings. Qualitative research methods, for example, Grounded Theory will be taught in a specialist module and you will learn to use software for the coding and interpretation of transcripts. Finally, each student will be allocated to a senior researcher for a Research Apprenticeship, a particularly valuable learning experience enabling you to prepare an impressive MSc Research Project which will be your most important academic achievement of the programme. The programme also includes a module Professional Clinical Skills introducing you to the role and competencies of professional clinical psychologists within mental health care settings as well as professional standards and ethical considerations. It also provides you with training in some essential clinical skills.

Different course options

Full time | University of Hertfordshire | 1 year | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

Professional Clinical Skills I (15 Credits) - Core
Research Project in Clinical Psychology (60 Credits) - Core
Psychopathology (15 Credits) - Core
Research Apprenticeship in Clinical Psychology (15 Credits) - Core
Research Methods and Data Analysis in Clinical Psychology (30 Credits) - Core
Psychological Assessment (15 Credits) - Core
Psychological Interventions (15 Credits) - Core
Qualitative Research Methods (15 Credits) - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£8,400

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£12,650

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2.1 or first BSc honours degree in Psychology (or overseas equivalent).

University information

The University of Hertfordshire offers over 100 taught, online and specialist courses at postgraduate level, and more than 50 research degrees across the ten schools of study. These are: Hertfordshire Business School Computer Science Creative Arts Education Engineering and Technology Health and Social Work Humanities Law Life and Medical Sciences Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics The university is based in Hatfield,...more

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