Taught course

Foundations in Clinical Psychology

Newcastle University · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology or a related subject.

Months of entry


Course content

This course allows you to understand important areas of clinical and health psychology. You learn through expert-led clinical, health and forensic psychology, cultural and historical perspectives on mental health issues, and research apprenticeships. Colleagues in the NHS provide an introductory course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) through distance learning.
The Psychology (Foundations in Clinical and Health Psychology) MSc is aimed at students who have had little exposure to clinical and health psychology in their first degree and for intercalating MBBS students. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for careers in the clinical and health psychology sectors.
The course provides you with a sound basis to apply for an assistant psychologist post. It will also provide the necessary academic and research skills for you to apply for further training, if you have the relevant work experience. This might include vocational training eg doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, training as a Forensic Psychologist or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes.
You also benefit from this course if you are a Psychology graduate who is keen to pursue a research career in the clinical aspects of psychology, including clinically-oriented PhDs.

Information for international students

If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See our course fees and funding web page.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Lynne Davison, Programme Administrator, School of Psychology
+44 (0) 191 208 8494