Taught course

Applied Clinical Psychology

University of Central Lancashire · School of Psychology and Humanities

Entry requirements

You should have a minimum of an Upper Second class honours degree in psychology recognised by the British Psychological Society as conferring Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC: or an equivalent International professional body). The reason for restricting entry to those with GBC is that the course is intended as a gateway to a doctoral training programme in clinical psychology, for which GBC is required. If you have a Lower Second Class honours degree in Psychology you may be considered for a place on the course providing you can demonstrate strengths in both Research Methods and Statistics, and clinical psychology or related subject areas.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology has been specifically designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in core theoretical, methodological, and empirical areas of clinical psychology. This programme is aimed at individuals who wish to strengthen their academic credentials in preparation for a career in clinical psychology and/or other professions in the area of mental health. The course uses an applied approach to learning, including an embedded placement opportunity, to not only develop a foundation of understanding of clinical psychology principles and theory but also to enhance and advance interpersonal skills, transferable across all mental health professions.

The core theoretical and empirical basis of clinical psychology (i.e., theories, models and approaches to treatment) is delivered by a range of HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologists, expert academics in specialist fields, clinicians across a wide range of specialities and experts-by-experience. The course content strongly emphasises the importance of evidence-based working with a focus on advancing research skills and competencies, taught by academics and research experts in their field.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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01772 892400