Taught course

Clinical Applications of Psychology

University of Hull · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:1 Psychology degree, or a similar degree in a closely allied discipline. Applicants hoping to use the degree to support a future application to Clinical Psychology Training should note that such training courses require a 2:1 Honours British Psychological Society accredited degree and this MSc degree may not compensate for that requirement. You should also have a minimum of 30 hours of paid or voluntary work experience relevant to the content of the programme For international students an IELTS score of 6.0 (5.5 in all skills) or equivalent, such as Pearson PTE, is also required.

Months of entry


Course content

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

Competence in English language is required, as evidenced by IELTS 6.0 (with no less than 5.5 in each skill) or equivalent, or previous study in English. Candidates who do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University prior to entering their programme. Please see http://www2.hull.ac.uk/fass/modern-languages/efl.aspx

Fees and funding

UK students
International students

Departmental scholarships and bursaries may be available. For further information please go to www.hull.ac.uk/money

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)1482 466850