M.Sc. Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism)

Queen's University Belfast | Belfast , United Kingdom
The Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism) programme provides training for assistant/associate psychologists (or equivalent) to become a more effective and strategic part of the clinical psychology workforce. The Diploma provides students with skills in psychological assessment and circumscribed interventions. The MSc develops skills in conducting health service research.

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The Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism) programme provides training for assistant/associate psychologists (or equivalent) to become a more effective and strategic part of the clinical psychology workforce. The Diploma provides students with skills in psychological assessment and circumscribed interventions. The MSc develops skills in conducting health service research.

Opportunities for Careers

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.

Detailed Course Facts

Application deadline 15 July
Tuition fee
  • EUR 14260 Year (Non-EEA)
  • EUR 4960 Year (EEA)

UK/EU £3,920; International £11,266

Start date
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months

Course Content

PG Diploma

  • Four compulsory modules:
  • Clinical Presentations
  • Foundations of Clinical Practice
  • Low Intensity Psychological Interventions and CBT
  • Psychological Assessment

MSc

Comprises the above modules in Year 1, plus a dissertation module in Year 2.
Contact time is half a day per week in the MSc year.

Assessment

Units of assessment are associated with each module. These include two case studies, a critical literature review, a clinical practice portfolio and, for the MSc, a dissertation.

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Requirements

Essential criteria are as follows: 1) A first class or 2.1 Honours degree or equivalent recognised qualification, which confers the graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society; 2) By time of entry, applicants must have an assistant/associate psychologist post, or comparable, within a health care setting; and 3) Applicants must also receive supervision from a qualified clinical psychologist. A maximum number of applicants can be accepted each year. Applications will be ranked based on quality of previous qualifications and experience.
Please note: the application deadline for the September 2012 intake is 20 July 2012.

Additional Information for International Students

Non-EU international applicants are likely to require a work visa to secure an employment post as an assistant/associate psychologist (or equivalent).

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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