Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism), M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
  • Tuition
    Tuition (Year)
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
University rank #201 ,
This programme provides high quality training for psychology graduates and assistant/associate psychologists (or equivalent) in both the theoretical models of common mental health presentations and practical therapy skills that can be applied to multiple populations (eg. mental health, children, intellectual disability).
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding


The Masters in Science (MSc) develops skills in conducting health service research.

Why Queen's?

This programme provides practical skills and understanding in assessment and intervention of mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical populations.

Successful applicants are required to pay only 20 per cent of actual fees if Department of Health bursary funding is available.

Career Prospects

Whilst undertaking and graduating from the programme does not confer the threshold entry award for autonomous professional practice in clinical psychology, it does promote and quality-assure the knowledge and skills required to provide low-intensity psychological interventions, and provide excellent preparatory training for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programmes.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:

  • Clinical Presentations
  • Foundations of Clinical Practice
  • Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions
  • Clinical Assessment and Formulation
  • Dissertation Module

        Detailed Programme Facts

        • Study intensity Part-time
          • Intensity Flexible
          • Duration part-time 24 months

            * MSc: 2 years part-time. Same contact time as Diploma in Year 1 and then contact time is a half-day per week in Year 2. PgDip: 1 year part-time, entailing 1 contact day per week at the University within term-time, plus one 3-week block.

        • Languages
          • English
        • Delivery mode
          On Campus
        Check Your Qualification
        • Enter your qualifications and directly see if a programme fits your profile

        English Language Requirements

        You need the following IELTS score:

        • Minimum required score: 6.5

          The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

          Take IELTS test

          StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

        Academic Requirements

        Essential criteria:

        • A 2:1 honours degree in psychology, or its equivalent, from a recognised university course, which confers the graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society. Applicants that have a 2:2 psychology degree but also a postgraduate psychology qualification may be considered.
        • A satisfactory level of personal and professional competence related to the course, as evidenced in a personal statement.

        Tuition Fee Per Year

        • GBP 15200 International
        • GBP 5500 EU/EEA


        StudyPortals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

        Testimonial Registration Module

        The Global Study Awards: get funded with up to £10,000 to study abroad

        Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.