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Applied Psychology (Therapies) MSc

Applied Psychology (Therapies) MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Applied Psychology

Course type


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 will 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. The aim of this course is to enable you to develop a detailed knowledge and critical understanding of applied psychology in the context of psychological intervention and therapeutic modalities including cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT).

Experience gained working in an applied setting or with individuals receiving therapeutic interventions will provide valuable context for the course. 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. This course is an excellent springboard in applied psychology that you can use to become a leader in your profession. It could open doors to more senior roles (including Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) in CBT and therapeutic intervention - two areas that government views as key to effective modern healthcare provision.

Different course options

Full time | University of Salford | 1 year | SEP-19

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



In this module students develop a rigorous approach to the process of research and to prepare them to complete research dissertation in the field of applied psychology and psychological therapies. This module belongs to semester one.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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.

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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