This MSc programme is designed to equip students with an advanced understanding of issues relating to the theory and practice of psychology in health care settings. The programme is designed to provide students with a detailed theoretical grounding about the nature of major psychological/psychiatric disorders, as well as some neuropsychological conditions, to improve their specialist knowledge-base in an attempt to prepare them for work as a professional psychologist. The programme does not directly equip students to become practicing clinical psychologists but should improve their knowledge-based portfolio in a way that should promote their suitability for future clinical training.
The course does not provide professional training for any applied psychology profession but will help prepare students who intend pursuing professional training in psychology. The programme is theory-based and designed to address core topics in abnormal and clinical psychology. As such it offers a valuable academic foundation for future doctoral training in clinical psychology. Clinical training courses also look for evidence of working with relevant client groups.
We do not provide this directly but work experience (paid and unpaid) can be available through local NHS Psychology Services. (Please note that this course does not lead to a clinical qualification recognised by the British Psychological Society.)
How will this course be studied?
This full-time course, which is studied over one year, will normally involve attending University for two full days a week (Monday and Tuesday). The part-time course, which is studied over two years, will normally involve attending the University for one full day a week. However, occasionally, sessions may be arranged on other days of the week (e.g. tutorials).
International Student Requirements:
Overseas equivalent qualifications may be considered.