You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:2 Honours degree (or equivalent) in psychology or a closely allied discipline. You should also have a minimum of 30 hours of paid or voluntary work experience relevant to the content of the programme.
Applicants hoping to use the degree to support a future application to Clinical Psychology Training should note that such training courses generally require a 2:1 Honours British Psychological Society accredited degree and this MSc degree will not necessarily compensate for that requirement.
Months of entry
An increasing awareness of mental health issues has created a growing and substantial need, both locally and nationally, for more mental health practitioners which this MSc programme has been designed to help meet.
It offers an advanced grounding in the psychology of adult mental health and is designed to provide knowledge and experience relevant to a career as a mental health practitioner. The course paves the way to train as a chartered health psychologist, but it is important to note that it does not confer a licence to practise.
You will strengthen your research skills and learn what is required to practise professionally. Students gain an understanding of the backdrop of current thinking on the nature of mental health, its psychological and neurological causation, and the best evidence-based interventions. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to treat a variety of mental health problems.
The teaching staff bring a depth of experience to this course which our students have always valued. The programme is enriched by our close working relationships with the Hull Clinical Psychology Training Programme, and with local health and social care services.
Information for international students
If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level.
This course requires IELTS 6.0 overall, with 5.5 in each skill.
For other English language proficiency qualifications acceptable by this University, please see here.
If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.
Fees and funding
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Postgraduate Admissions