Taught course

Foundations of Clinical Psychology

Bournemouth University · Faculty of Science and Technology

Entry requirements

A Bachelors Honours degree, 2:1 or above in psychology. Less standard/traditional qualifications and relevant experience will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Months of entry


Course content

This Master's course adopts a patient-centred approach to teaching the origins and range of clinical psychology. It is recognised and respected by practitioners for producing sound, highly employable graduates within many branches of psychology.

The course is ideal for anyone wishing to gain an in-depth knowledge of clinical psychology, and is particularly relevant if you intend to apply to a training programme to qualify as a clinical psychologist.

Delivery of the programme is typically 2 days per week on campus between October and May each year, with supervision arrangements for the dissertation in June and July. This delivery pattern allows you to plan and build a clinical portfolio more effectively, if appropriate to your future career.

This course was reviewed in February 2016.

Core Modules:

  • Roots & Range of Psychological Disorders
  • Psychological Therapy
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Advanced Statistics
  • Dissertation

Information for international students

If English is not your first language, you will need to provide evidence that you can understand English to a satisfactory level. English language requirements, for this course are normally: IELTS (academic) 7.0 overall with a minimum of 6.5 in writing and 5.5 in the other 3 components, or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
For 2017 entry: £6,000
International students
For 2017 entry: £13,500

For fees and funding information, please visit www.bournemouth.ac.uk/pg-funding

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

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