University of East London

School of Psychology

MSc Clinical & Community Psychology


School of Psychology

Water Lane

Stratford, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Students must obtain 180 credits, including credits obtained via core modules (Clinical & Community Psychology Theory & Practice and the Research Methods & Dissertation) to be eligible for the MSc., Students obtaining 120 credits (by passing 4 taught or placement modules, which need not include the core/research modules) are eligible for the PG Diploma. Students obtaining 60 credits (by passing 2 taught or placement modules, which need not include the core/research modules) are eligible for the PG Certificate.

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Programme content The programmes comprise a set of distinct modules, and module combinations, intended to provide students with theoretical and technical knowledge and skills in the main clinical and community applications of psychology. The programmes combine taught modules with accreditation of relevant concurrent experience (placement modules), and self-directed research. The programme is suited to students with longer-term interests in postgraduate training in clinical psychology (e.g., Prof Doc Clinical Psychology, D Clin Psy, Ph.D., Psy.D.). The available modules are: Clinical & Community Psychology Theory & Practice Research Methods & Dissertation Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies Family & Systemic Therapies Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Therapies Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy Placement Family & Systemic Therapy Placement Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Therapy Placement Note: Placement modules are intended for students who are already in employment in a suitable setting (e.g., Assistant Psychologist in the NHS; Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner in IAPT) working with a supervisor who is suitably qualified to validate for the university the required experiential opportunities and competencies demonstrated. Clinical and Community Psychology at UEL The programmes provide high quality and up-to-date training in theory, practice and research in clinical and community psychology. All teaching is informed by the distinct UEL DClinPsy perspective: where psychological processes are understood in direct relation to social and cultural contexts, diversity and inequalities. The programmes provide teaching with the same strong emphasis on the historical and current social, political and cultural issues that affect clinical and community psychology provision. The programmes are situated in our School of Psychology, a large and well-established scholarly community, with a strong record for delivering high-quality undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, research and consultancy. Students will benefit from excellent teaching and research facilities located in a purpose-built block (a major refurbishment of which was completed in 2008) with new experimental facilities, dedicated research laboratories (virtual reality technology, eye-tracking equipment and EEG suite) new teaching accommodation, and a well-stocked library of test equipment. Programme structure We aim to provide flexibility in learning patterns to meet the varying needs of students from a variety of backgrounds and current employment statuses. There are 10 modules available, 6 taught and research modules and 3 placement modules. Students may tailor their training choices to fit with their interests, current employment roles and future career ambitions. The level of qualification sought can be matched accordingly. The programme is highly flexible, and may be taken in part-time or full-time modes. Students enrol in Semester A (September). At the discretion of the Programme Leader, UK/EU students may enrol for Semester B (February). Your future career Students will graduate from a programme located within a school with a national reputation for clinical psychology teaching, and will be in a very competitive position to apply for positions on professional programmes of study (e.g. clinical, counselling or educational psychology), for junior/assistant psychology posts, or research positions. Please note that successful completion of the programme(s) does not qualify students to practise as clinical psychologists in the UK i.e. will not allow you to register with the Health Professions Council as a ‘practitioner psychologist’, nor to use the protected title ‘clinical psychologist’.



International Student Requirements:

International qualifications will be checked for appropriate matriculation to UK Higher Education postgraduate programmes. In the case of applicants whose first language is not English, then IELTS 6.5 (or equivalent) is required.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid Description: Students can use a variety of different types of financial aid (including FAFSA) to study at UEL.

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