Taught course

Clinical Applications of Psychology

Institution
Newman University · Department of Psychology and Counselling
Qualifications
MScPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

Clinical Applications in Psychology: honours degree (2:2 or above) in Psychology conferring GBC from the BPS.

Months of entry

January, September

Course content

The part-time online MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology provides modules in aspects of Psychology relevant to Clinical practice. The programme is designed for Psychology graduates who are intending to apply to Doctoral training programmes in Clinical Psychology, and where the intention is to strengthen their credentials for the highly competitive entry process. This MSc will also equip students with advanced knowledge and research skills that would be desirable for graduates who have an interest in clinical psychology and clinical-related areas and intend to apply for further study such as a PhD or related doctorate programmes. The programme will develop and extend students’ knowledge of Childhood Psychopathology, Adult mental health, Issues in Psychotherapy, Neuropsychological assessment, Professionals Issues, Ethics and Diversity, and Clinical Research Methods. In addition, students will also undertake a research dissertation. This project will require students to formulate a detailed research question in a clinical related area of Psychology, develop an appropriate research methodology, conduct the research in an ethically appropriate manner and ultimately produce an independent research article of a publishable standard. It is expected that most students accepted onto the MSc will be currently working in clinically relevant posts, such as psychology assistants, nursing assistants or therapy aides. This will enable students to reflect on the extent to which background and culture impact upon clinical work, and consider their own background and experiences.


Fees and funding

UK students
2018: £695 per 20 credit module

Self-funded.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

distance learning
36 months

PGDip

distance learning
24-36 months

PGCert

distance learning
12-24 months

Further details of qualification

The programme is designed for Psychology graduates who are intending to apply to Doctoral training programmes in Clinical Psychology, and where the intention is to strengthen their credentials for the highly competitive entry process. This MSc will also equip students with advanced knowledge and research skills that would be desirable for graduates who have an interest in clinical psychology and clinical-related areas and intend to apply for further study such as a PhD or related doctorate programmes.

Assessment

AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment25
Creative work25
Professional practice25
Dissertation25 (15000 words)

Course contact details

Name
Dr Lorna Dodd
Email
L.Dodd@newman.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)121 476 1181 ext 2453