Taught course

Psychology (Research in Clinical Psychology)

University of Hertfordshire · School of Life and Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a 2.1 or first BSc honours degree in Psychology (or overseas equivalent).

Months of entry


Course content

This programme has been specifically designed for those intending to pursue a career in clinical psychology and to apply for a place on the professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, but it is also ideal for those interested in a research career or PhD in the area of clinical psychology and mental health. The programme enables students to gain detailed knowledge about modern theories and models in relation to psychopathology and psychological assessment as well as about effective psychological interventions and therapies. It also provides broad research training in quantitative and qualitative research, and offers education about the role of professional clinical psychologists along with training in essential clinical skills. The programme includes a Research Internship in Clinical Psychology which is a particularly attractive module enabling students to gain experience with professional research in clinical psychology.

This masters course is:

  • Designed to strengthen the research competence and academic profile of those intending to apply for professional training in clinical psychology.
  • Offers broad postgraduate research training in quantitative and qualitative research methods relevant to clinical psychology and mental health in general.
  • Includes a Research Internship in Clinical Psychology.
  • Provides education about the role of clinical psychologists as well as training in some essential professional clinical skills.
  • Uses a blend of adult learning approaches (i.e. lectures, seminars, group work, workshops) to engage students with the content of the taught modules.
  • You will be introduced to leading theories or models in each field and the scientific evidence on which they are based will be critically discussed.
  • Important research paradigms and controversies dominating current scientific debates within clinical psychology will be presented.

Information for international students

Applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. The following qualifications will be considered; IELTS 6.5 (with no less than 5.5 in any band and a 6.5 in written and spoken English) or equivalent.

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Tuition fees are charged annually. The fees quoted above are for the specified year(s) only. Fees may be higher in future years, for both new and continuing students. Please see the University’s Fees and Finance Policy (and in particular the section headed “When tuition fees change”), for further information about when and by how much the University may increase its fees for future years.

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

+44 (0)1707 284800