Taught course

Applied Criminal Psychology

Canterbury Christ Church University · Faculty of Science, Engineering and Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Entry requirement: 2:2 minimum in an undergraduate course with Psychology major, including successful completion of research methods modules (covering quantitative and qualitative approaches) and a dissertation (independent research project) module.

Note: prior completion of a British Psychological Society (BPS) accredited degree is not required for this course; however for those considering progression towards a future application for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, completion of a BPS accredited psychology undergraduate programme, or a conversion course to a level which confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the BPS (GBC), would normally be required. Please check qualification entry requirements for individual institutions if you may be considering the Doctoral route at a later stage.

International students will be considered on a ‘case by case’ basis and may be required to attend an interview. However, it is expected they will have completed at least an undergraduate degree with a major in psychology or a postgraduate degree with a focus in psychology.

IELTS: If your native language is not English we will require you to obtain IELTS (or equivalent) 7.0 overall, with no less than 7.0 in writing and no less than 6.5 in all other bands.

Months of entry


Course content

Gain an in-depth understanding of clinical psychology with this evidence-based Master’s degree in Applied Clinical Psychology. Suitable for graduates with a relevant degree, this MSc will prepare you to train in various mental health disciplines and can be a stepping stone to doctoral training.

Taught in collaboration with the Salomons Institute of Psychology, which is a part of CCCU, our MSc Applied Clinical Psychology will enable you to apply scientific theory and principles of psychology to help in the understanding and alleviation of psychological distress and dysfunction, whilst promoting wellbeing.

With a strong emphasis on research, you will gain a sound understanding of clinical psychology assessment, formulation, intervention, and evaluations across a range of theoretical models.

What’s more, you will develop a reflective and critical understanding of developmental, social, cultural, and organisational contexts, and their impact on individuals and the delivery of psychological services. With our course taking a patient-centred approach, you will appreciate the importance and nature of service-user perspectives.

  • Learn from a range of qualified clinical psychologists, active researchers, and mental health experts.
  • Become a part of the Graduate College as a postgraduate CCCU student.
  • Prioritise a person-centred and evidence-based approach to your practice as you gain a well-rounded understanding of clinical psychology.

Information for international students

Canterbury Christ Church University welcomes applications from International Students. For more information please visit our website.

Fees and funding

For up to date fee and loan information please visit our website.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MSc
    part time
    24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment120
Research Project 60

Course contact details

Course Enquiry Team
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