M.Sc. Clinical Applications of Psychology

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Kingston University

Tuition fee:
  • £ 5,800 / Year (EEA)
  • £ 12,700 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: September  2015
Duration full-time: 12 months
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Part-time, Full-time
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Description

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.

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.

Please note: The completion of this course does not lead to a professional qualification as a clinical psychologist, nor does it guarantee entry to a doctoral level training in clinical psychology. However, it is anticipated that completion of this course will significantly enhance students' knowledge of the clinical applications of psychology and will thus benefit future career paths be they in the domain of clinical training and practice, research, or other related areas of psychology. The course is offered on both a full and part-time basis.

Contents

Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

Core modules

  • Adult Psychopathology
  • Behavioural Medicine
  • Counselling and CBT Theory and Skills
  • Professional Issues
  • Psychopathology of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Psychology Dissertation

Optional modules

  • Guided Research Activity B
  • Work-Based Module

Requirements

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.

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 special conditions in all elements. Please make sure you read our full guidance about English language requirements, which includes details of other qualifications we'll consider.

Applicants who do not meet the English language requirements may be eligible to join our pre-sessional English language course.

Applicants from one of the recognised Majority English Speaking Countries (MESCs) do not need to meet these requirements.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 6.5
CAE score: (read more)

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever.

80 (Grade A)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Funding

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 2012/13 academic year) for a one-year, full-time or two-years, part-time masters programme.

International scholarships

The International Office is offers awards totalling £250,000 every year, with each scholarship worth £3,300. These are open to prospective full-time postgraduates in any subject area on a one-year taught masters degree.

You can apply for an international scholarship if you:

  • are an international student (classified as 'overseas' for fee purposes);
  • have an offer of a place on a course at Kingston for 2012/13 entry; and
  • are not currently registered on a postgraduate course 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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