Masters | Postgraduate Course - Applied Clinical Psychology MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert Course Details within University of Bath

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Full-time taught Home/EU £9,500 Overseas £17,000
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Applied Clinical Psychology MSc, PG Dip, PG Cert

Study Details

MSc/PGDip/PGCert Full-time (1 year) Part-time (2 years)

This course is subject to University approval

This course can be studied one year full time or two years part time.

  • MSc Applied Clinical Psychology (90 credits)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Applied Clinical Psychology (60 credits) - potential exit award only
  • Postgraduate Certificate Applied Clinical Psychology (30 credits) - potential exit award only

About the course

The MSc Applied Clinical Psychology (subject to University approval) degree will provide you with the background knowledge and professional skills to enable you to progress into a career in psychology. You will be equipped with up-to-date knowledge of theory and practice issues relevant to UK and international health care settings.

You will develop the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake research and development in healthcare settings, including research design, governance, ethical and organisational issues.

You will be introduced to the foundation skills of clinical psychology practice including interviewing, observation and psychometric assessment.

Module details

 The formally taught units are offered between September and May.

  • Fundamentals of clinical and health psychology
  • Fundamentals in clinical psychology practice
  • Advanced research design in health
  • Multivariate statistics for use in health contexts
  • Advanced qualitative analysis
  • Clinical research apprenticeship
  • Applied clinical psychology dissertation

Entry Requirements

Typically a 1st or 2:1 Honours degree in psychology (or its international equivalent).

  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a UK university, the degree must be recognised by the British Psychology Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC).
  • Applicants with an undergraduate degree from a non-UK university must have a single honours degree in psychology. The degree does not need to be recognised by the BPS.
  • If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree.

Programme Assessment

You will be assessed through:

- coursework
- practical presentations
- dissertation
- research protocol
- unseen examinations

Student Destinations

This course is intended for graduates in psychology, who are interested in progressing to careers in the health professions as practitioners, researchers or managers. It will appeal to current health service professionals with a psychology degree or a related discipline who wish to enhance skills and knowledge in the areas covered.

The degree provides a background for further postgraduate training in clinical psychology. Relevant careers we expect graduates to pursue include assistant psychologist positions, which are also general preparatory employment for doctoral training in clinical psychology.