Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism), M.Sc.

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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.
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About

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.

Programme Structure

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.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • Educational variant Part-time
  • Intensity Flexible
  • Duration part-time 24 months

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Academic 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).

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • EUR 14260 International
  • EUR 4960 EEA

UK/EU £3,920; International £11,266

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Funding

Applicants from the UK and other EU countries

Please note: Where it states 'UK residents' qualifying residency and citizenship/nationality criteria apply.

  • Department of Employment and Learning (DEL) Postgraduate Research Studentships

Funded by the Department of Employment and Learning, these are offered in most subject areas.

UK residents: fees plus maintenance
Other EU residents: fees only

  • DEL (CAST) Co-operative Awards in Science and Technology

These awards are for specific research projects in collaboration with an industrial sponsor in the following Schools/areas: Biomedical Sciences in School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences; School of Biological Sciences; School of Pharmacy; School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering; School of Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science; School of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering and the School of Mathematics and Physics.

UK residents: fees plus maintenance
Other EU residents: fees only

A CAST studentship may also include a contribution from the industrial collaborating body.

Visit the School websites listed above for details concerning potential DEL CAST

Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Awards are available for both Masters and Doctoral degrees in humanities subject areas.

Applicants should apply via Queen's for funding and should not apply directly to AHRC.

UK residents: fees plus maintenance
Other EU residents: fees only

Queen's School Funding Opportunities

Some Schools have funding available for postgraduate PhD or taught Masters courses.

North-South Postgraduate Scholarships

Scholarships are available for students undertaking a recognised Masters or the first year of a PhD programme (taught or research) in the other Irish jurisdiction.

Applicants from outside the EU

If you are applying to Queen's from outside the EU, you are advised to explore fully the funding opportunities for studying in the UK available from sources in your own country. Some closing dates are as early as a year before commencing studies, so please make sure to apply in good time.

Some of the main awards are listed:

Department for International Development (DFID) Shared Scholarship Scheme

This award is for specific one-year taught postgraduate courses. The award cover tuition fees, a maintenance grant and travel costs. Only students from developing Commonwealth countries are eligible to apply.

British Chevening Awards

  • The Foreign and Commonwealth Office funds a number of British Chevening scholaships for postgraduate study, mainly for one-year taught Masters degrees.
  • Candidates must apply directly to the University for admission before applying for a Chevening Scholarship. Contact the British Embassy, British High Commission or British Council Office in your own country.

Applicants from USA

If you are a US citizen, you are eligible to apply for the following awards tenable at Queen's

George J Mitchell Scholarships

Fulbright Scholarships

Mary McNeill Scholarship (for US and Canadian citizens undertaking MA Irish Studies

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