Clinical Applications of Psychology, M.Sc.

  • N/A
    Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    13000
    Tuition (Year)
    5900
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
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The Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc provides a thorough grounding in current psychological theory and research informing the understanding of mental health problems. You will also gain advanced knowledge of the principles and evidence base of effective treatment interventions aimed at reducing mental health problems and enhancing wellbeing.
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About

The course is suitable for psychology graduates. It can be considered a bridging masters-level course that would favourably position students for subsequent clinical training (eg doctoral level training in clinical psychology). It also provides a basis for further training in doctoral-level research and for career development in psychology professions related to mental health.

What will you study?

The course covers:

  • theories of adult and child psychopathology;
  • the bio-psychosocial aspects of health and illness;
  • positive psychology and wellbeing;
  • the evidence base for psychological and behavioural change interventions in mental health; and
  • professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners.

You will acquire basic skills in counselling and knowledge of cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) theory and practice. The course also provides grounding in research methods and analysis relevant to clinical and health psychology.

Programme Structure

Core modules
  • 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
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English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score: 6.5

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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

What you need to apply for this course

Applicants should have:

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

You must also be able to demonstrate mathematical competency equivalent to grade C or above at GCSE level. Knowledge of statistics and research methods skills up to third year undergraduate psychology level or equivalent is required.

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 13000 International
  • GBP 5900 EU/EEA

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.

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