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MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology (with Clinical or Research Placement)

MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology (with Clinical or Research Placement)

Different course options

Full time | University of Reading | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Full time

Duration

12 months

Start date

SEP

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Medical Sciences

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology programme provides you with a sound scientific understanding of the nature of modern clinical psychology, and can prepare you for clinical, educational, health and research careers.

You will be equipped with clinical skills through an extended placement either in the School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, or one of our clinical partners. Supervision and training will be given to support this placement. Develop your knowledge and understanding of clinical topics, including evidence-based treatments and common mental health problems across the lifespan. You will learn valuable research skills and conduct your own clinically-relevant research. It is intended that graduates of this course will greatly enhance their employability in clinical settings, either in the UK or internationally.

The clinical placement gives experience in one of our working clinics (e.g. Anxiety and Depression in Young People; Centre for Autism; Memory and Cognition; Speech and Language Therapy, and the world-renowned Charlie Waller Institute for evidence-based psychological treatments). The clinical placement programme is for students who know they wish to work with clients and wish to develop their skills and knowledge further, already having the necessary skills and knowledge to do so.

The research placement allows us to offer a very broad range of research placements relevant to clinical psychology and often involving clinical populations, but without direct client contact. The research placement programme is aimed at students who wish to study clinical psychology but to undertake a more broadly-based placement than simply working in a clinic.

Modules

An 8.5-week Clinical Client-facing Placement or Research Placement - Core
Research Project - Core
Introduction to CBT - Core
Project Preparation - Core
Evidence-based Treatment across the Lifespan - Core
Clinical Research Methods - Core

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£12,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£24,000

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

You should have a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or above), or equivalent from a university outside of the UK, in psychology. For the clinical placement option, we would encourage you to gain voluntary or paid work in a community, clinical, or clinical-academic setting prior to applying. For the research placement option, paid clinical experience is not required but highly desirable.