Taught course

Psychology - Applied (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies)

Institution
Ulster University · School of Psychology
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least a 2:1 degree in Psychology, which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).

Those with a 2:2 are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those who have some additional relevant clinical experience to add to their CV.

All applicants, regardless of qualifications, are advised to use the space provided in the personal statement/additional information section of the online application process, to detail any experience that may be relevant to studying an MSc in Applied Psychology.

For those students interested in undertaking Route 1 on the programme (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner), you will be selected through an interview process - this interview specifically determines entry to Route 1, and does not affect the offer of a place on the MSc.

For the more clinical-based optional module of 'Family Therapy and Systemic Practice 2', students will be required to be working in a clinical setting, either voluntary or paid, where having access to clients (under supervision) will be an essential criteria. Students must arrange this for themselves.

Other Qualifications

Unfortunately, those who do not have a primary degree in Psychology are not eligible to apply. However, if you have a degree in another discipline, and feel strongly about making a career change into Psychology, you can apply to the British Psychological Society to undertake a Graduate Conversion Course in Psychology, which then gives you eligibility for Chartered Status in the future. If you have successfully completed the conversion course, your application for entry to this programme will then be considered.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course provides an opportunity for students to enhance their skills and knowledge in areas of applied psychology related to mental health practice and research. It trains and equips students wishing to:
  • Enter further professional training in Clinical, Counselling, Educational or Forensic Psychology;
  • Become more employable for positions in the public and private sector that involve the application of psychology to mental health issues (such as Assistant and Associate Psychologist posts);
  • Pursue PhD research in the area of mental health.
In addition, the course has gained full AFT accreditation for Foundation Level training in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, and full BPS accreditation for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner training. These can be taken as routes within the MSc programme.

This course is undergoing academic revalidation during 2016/17, and course content/modules are subject to change. For the most up-to-date information, please contact the Course Director.

Information for international students

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Fees and funding

UK students
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/
International students
http://www.ulster.ac.uk/finance/fees/

Students from the Republic of Ireland have previously secured funding, in the form of a Post Graduate study grant, from their local county council. This is an application which may be means tested. The student makes an independent application to their own county council. The University are not involved in this application or in any decision making process in this instance.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Dr Donal McAteer
Email
flhsmg@ulster.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)28 7167 5027