Taught course

Foundations of Clinical Psychology MSc

University of Aberdeen · School of Psychology

Entry requirements

Applicants will usually have a 2:1 or first MA or BSc BPS accredited Psychology Degree (or overseas equivalent). In exceptional circumstances, applicants with a 2:2 BPS Psychology Degree may be considered.

International students with degrees NOT accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS) must contact the BPS Partnership & Accreditation Team to ask for written confirmation that their degree is considered equivalent to a BPS accredited degree. Obtaining this may take several weeks.

Months of entry


Course content


Clinical Psychology will increase your knowledge, skills and confidence when applying for posts. You learn from practising professionals who work across the lifespan. Courses include: Introduction to the Postgraduate Process and Professional Research Skills, Core Psychology Research Methods, Key Issues and Debates in Clinical Psychology, Clinical Psychology Across the Lifespan, Core Clinical Skills - Practitioner and Lived Experience Perspectives, Clinical Research Methods, Clinical Psychology Aross the Lifespan - Specialised Areas, Ethical and Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology, and Dissertation

Industry Links and Careers

This is a programme specifically aimed at getting you on the progression route of Clinical Pscychology in posts such as Assistant Pscychologist, Clinical Associate Training, and within fields which rely on your skills and knowledge within mental health, care and other sectors.

Why Study at Aberdeen?

  • The School ranked in the top twenty for research (REF 2014) and the Medical School is ranked in the top 10 in the UK (The Complete University Guide 2018)
  • You learn at one of the largest medical campuses in Europe at Foresterhill Health Campus and Royal Cornhill Psychiatric Hospital

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Information for international students

All students entering the University must provide evidence that they can use English well enough to study effectively at the University of Aberdeen.

Details of our English language entry requirements can be found on our English language requirements webpages. This programme requires that you meet the 'Postgraduate Standard' level of English proficiency.
If you have not achieved the required scores, the University of Aberdeen offers pre-sessional English courses. Further details are available on our Language Centre website.
Nationals of some English-speaking countries or those who hold degrees from some English-speaking countries may be exempt from this requirement. Details of countries recognised as English-speaking can be found on our English language requirements webpages.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students
EU £6,300 Non EU £16,900

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

School Administration Officer
+44(0)1224 437096