Clinical Applications of Psychology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13700
    Tuition (Year)
    6400
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
University rank #601 ,
This MSc course provides a dynamic and current perspective across the various areas of clinical applications of psychology. Specifically, it covers theories of psychopathology from childhood to adulthood, and clinical applications of psychology in health and wellbeing. 

About

The course also covers basic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) skills, as well as the professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners.

Please note that, although this course is anticipated to significantly enhance your knowledge of the clinical applications of psychology and therefore benefit your future career ÃÆââââ¬Å¡Ã¬Ã¢ââ¬Ãâ be it in clinical training and practice, research or other related areas of psychology ÃÆââââ¬Å¡Ã¬Ã¢ââ¬Ãâ it does not lead to a professional qualification as a clinical psychologist, nor does it guarantee entry to doctoral-level training in clinical psychology.

  • You will be taught by both clinically active psychologists as well as academics who conduct research in clinically relevant areas.
  • There is a strong practical focus ÃÆââââ¬Å¡Ã¬Ã¢ââ¬Ãâ across all modules, we emphasise applying the relevant theory and research to clinical practice in mental health. You will also acquire foundation counselling and cognitive behavioural skills.
  • If you are already in a clinical placement, we will support you in considering relevant empirical evidence and how it may inform your work with the particular client group.
What will you study?

You will gain in-depth knowledge of theories of adult and child psychopathology, and will study the biopsychosocial aspects of health and illness. You will explore the evidence base for psychological and behavioural change interventions in mental and physical health, and will cover advanced research methodology and statistics. The course also provides opportunities for detailed and advanced study (via the dissertation) of a chosen area in clinical applications of psychology, enabling further development of your practical research skills. You will acquire basic counselling and cognitive behavioural skills, and will gain a comprehensive knowledge of the issues relevant to clinical practice, such as context and settings for clinical practitioners. You will also consider professional issues and current debates in ethics and diversity relevant to practitioners and researchers in mental health, and will learn how to apply ethical principles in both your research and via real or hypothetical clinical case studies.ÃÆââ¬Å¡Ãâà

Accreditation

Officially accredited and/or recognized by the Privy Council, Kingston University is a large (uniRank enrollment range: 20,000-24,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Kingston University offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Applications of Psychology
  • Professional Practice
  • Psychology Dissertation
  • Psychopathology Across the Life Span
  • Research Design and Analysis

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Study intensity Part-time, Full-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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.

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  • Minimum required score (Grade A): 200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

Academic Requirements

Applicants should have:

  • a good honours degree in psychology or equivalent; or
  • a mental health qualification or other suitable professional experience.

Knowledge of statistics and research methods skills up to third year undergraduate psychology level or equivalent is required.

English language requirements

All non-UK applicants must meet our English language requirements. For this course it is Academic IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in Writing and 5.5 in all other elements.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13700 International
  • GBP 6400 EU/EEA
Home and European Union 2017/18
  • MSc full time £6,400
  • MSc part time £3,520
Overseas (not EU) 2017/18
  • MSc full time £13,700
  • MSc part time £7,535

Funding

Discount for Kingston University alumni
All alumni of Kingston University, who have been awarded a bachelors degree are entitled to a 10% discount on their tuition fees.The alumni discount of 10% applies to home, EU and overseas fee payers.
Annual Fund postgraduate scholarships
The Development Office offers a number of postgraduate scholarships for UK and EU students.They are available for all courses (except teacher training/PGCE courses) and will pay 50% of the fees (up to £3,000 for the 2013/14 academic year) for a one-year full-time or two year part-time masters programme.
International scholarships
The International Office offers awards totalling £200,000 every year, with each international scholarship worth £3,500. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree based at Kingston University.You might also be eligible for an international loyalty bursary if you are an overseas Kingston University alumnus or have a family connection with the University.

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.