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MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies)

MSc Applied Psychology (Therapies)

Key information
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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Psychology

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course will equip you with a valuable professional insight into topics including the causes of addiction and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other evidence-based psychotherapies can be used to help address stress, depression, chronic pain and other related disorders.

You'll find the course particularly relevant if you are working in the NHS or healthcare independent sector, including addiction clinics, and want to develop your knowledge and understanding of psychological therapy beyond the basic level offered in some professional qualification courses.

For further information, take a look at our Psychology blog.

You will:

  • Have the opportunity to follow a route to a professional doctorate and research career paths in psychology
  • Understand psychological theories that have a central role to play in modern healthcare provision
  • Receive support from a highly qualified team of psychology staff

Teaching

This course is taught using a mixture of approaches including the following:

  • Lectures
  • Seminars
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials
  • Discussion/debates
  • Video presentation
  • Research seminars and workshops
  • Guest speaker presentations
  • Virtual learning environment, online resources and web-based learning / CD-Rom training packages
  • Student presentations
  • Directed study

Assessment

You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:

  • Theoretical essays
  • Reflective essays
  • Research proposal
  • Dissertation

WHAT YOUNEED TO KNOW

APPLICANT PROFILE

Ideally, you will have a sound understanding of core psychology, an interest in applied psychology and psychological interventions and a desire for professional development within psychology. Experience gained working in an applied setting or with individuals receiving therapeutic interventions will provide valuable context for the course.

Psychology graduates (and graduates in related disciplines) and health and social care professionals who are interested in therapeutic treatment options. The course is also a route towards a professional doctorate or an academic / research career.

Different course options

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

Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

28-SEP-20

Modules

This module provides a rigorous theoretical and evidence-based introduction to using CBT with clients who have physical health conditions. Develops skills in the use of CBT specifically with clients who require chronic disease self-management.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)

£7,920

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Please contact university and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

Students need to have 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford’s campus is based across three sites, with Peel Park within walking distance of Manchester. More than 3,000 postgraduate students study taught and research degrees each year, contributing to some of Salford’s nationally and internationally-recognised research projects. There are four academic schools at the University of Salford: School of Arts and Media School of Health and Society Salford Business...more

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