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MScApplied Clinical Psychology

University Of Bath
United Kingdom, Bath
Tuition fee £19,800 per year
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Gain foundation knowledge in clinical psychology theory and practice.

As part of this MSc, you will gain an up-to-date knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, including research. You will study different ways of understanding mental health problems in adults and children, and share insights into relevant theories and the latest practice models applicable to the UK.

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

You will also learn about research in healthcare, looking at issues such as research design, governance and ethical considerations before going on to conduct your own piece of research.

Studying clinical psychology at Bath means you will be joining our Department of Psychology. The research interests of our members span a broad range of clinically relevant topics, including ageing, common mental health problems, psychosis, autism, eating disorders, persistent physical symptoms, child maltreatment and trauma amongst others.

You will leave this course with:

research skills that can be applied to primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings
foundation knowledge of clinical psychology approaches, theories and models
a strong foundation for further postgraduate training in clinical psychology or work as an assistant psychologist
This course is intended for psychology graduates interested in careers as practitioners or researchers. It will also appeal to current health service professionals with a degree in psychology or a related discipline, who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge.

Graduate prospects
Studying this course will set you up with the knowledge and professional skills to move into a range of health service and research careers. It is particularly good preparation for work as an assistant psychologist, and a foundation for further postgraduate training or research in clinical psychology.

This course is not professionally accredited and will not provide you with a licence to practise.

Programme structure

Course structure
This course lasts 1 year. It starts in September 2020 and ends in 2021. Induction week starts on 21 September 2020.

Occasionally we make changes to our programmes in response to, for example, feedback from students, developments in research and the field of studies, and the requirements of accrediting bodies. You will be advised of any significant changes to the advertised programme, in accordance with our Terms and Conditions.

Compulsory course units
These compulsory units are currently being studied by our students, or are proposed new units.

Semesters 1 and 2
Fundamentals of clinical and health psychology
Fundamentals of clinical psychology practice
Professional skills development
Advanced research methods for applied psychology
Applied clinical psychology dissertation

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Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States