Taught course

Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism)

Queen's University Belfast · School of Education

Entry requirements

Essential criteria:

1. A 2:1 honours degree in psychology, or its equivalent, from a recognised university course, which confers the graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society. Applicants that have a 2:2 psychology degree but also a postgraduate psychology qualification may be considered.

2. A satisfactory level of personal and professional competence related to the course, as evidenced in a personal statement.

Desirable criteria:

1. The applicant is currently employed, or will be by the time of course entry, as an Assistant/ Associate Psychologist or comparable (e.g., social worker, CPN, CAMHS practitioner), within a Northern Ireland healthcare setting.

2. The applicant receives, or has arranged to receive, supervision from a qualified clinical psychologist.

A maximum number of applicants can be accepted each year. Applications will be ranked based on quality of previous qualifications and experience.

Months of entry


Course content

This programme provides high quality training for psychology graduates and assistant/associate psychologists (or equivalent) in both the theoretical models of common mental health presentations and practical therapy skills that can be applied to multiple populations (eg. mental health, children, intellectual disability).

The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) provides students with skills in psychological assessment, formulation, and low intensity interventions (e.g., CBT).

The Masters in Science (MSc) develops skills in conducting health service research.

Information for international students

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


full time
24 months


part time
48 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Dr Sue Mun Tsang
+44 (0)28 9097 5632
+44 (0)28 9097 5486