Taught course

Psychology in Clinical Practice

Nottingham Trent University · School of Social Sciences

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Entry requirements

  • You will need a BPS-recognised undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in psychology or an equivalent qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS
  • Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or equivalent will also be considered, but will be required to demonstrate relevant experience and theoretical knowledge and the ability to study at the required academic level
  • Applicants applying with an ‘equivalent qualification’ need to be able to supply evidence of Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership prior to being considered for interview
  • You will need to provide a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check which includes proof of identity

Months of entry


Course content

The Psychology in Clinical Practice Masters degree will provide you with a critical understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology, and the organisational and social context of clinical psychology services. You'll gain the academic skills to undertake novel research in a clinical setting and you'll gain experience of working within a mental health setting through a six-month placement with a local clinical psychologist.

This blend of research and practical learning is reflected in the course team, which consists of clinical practitioners and academics who have considerable experience working with or researching the people who access clinical psychology services across the UK.

This course will provide an ideal launch pad if you are interested in pursuing a further career in clinical psychology.

Please note that this course does not provide training for you to become a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Further training is required for this role.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

School of Social Sciences
+44 (0)115 848 4460