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 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.

Contents

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

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.

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 (IELTS 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.

200 (Grade A)

IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) 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. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

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

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