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Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health MSc

Foundations of Clinical Psychology and Mental Health MSc

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Clinical Psychology Psychology Specialisations People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

The course is for you if you are eventually seeking a place on a DClin Psych clinical training degree and are an existing professional in other health-related disciplines. Gain advanced research skills relevant to clinical psychology and a broad understanding of mental health service provision. You will be taught by our faculty who has research strengths in psychopathology and clinical psychology, and guest lecturers including local practitioners.

The taught modules are assessed by a variety of methods that include: term papers; presentations; unseen examinations. The project is assessed by a dissertation. Our students have gone on to work as assistant psychologists and researchers. Some have pursued further studies at doctoral level, including doctoral-level clinical psychology training.

Different course options

Full time | University of Sussex | 1 year | SEP

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



This module will consider the conceptual foundations of psychological research and is divided into three key elements. Ethics and research governance ? during this part of the module you will learn about the ethical principles and guidelines relating to research in psychology, in particular the BPS code of conduct and how it applies to research studies, and the UK frameworks for research governance. The ethical issues involved in using animals to study psychology will also be addressed.
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Tuition fees

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Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


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Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Students should normally have an upper second-class (2.1) undergraduate honours degree or above; qualification should be in psychology or a closely related subject such as neuroscience; other professional qualifications or experience of equivalent standing will also be considered.