Taught course

Applied Psychology (Therapies)

University of Salford · School of Health Sciences

Entry requirements

2.1 Honours degree or equivalent in psychology or other health/social care related discipline, e.g. counselling, health sciences, nursing. Ideally you will have a sound understanding of core psychology, an interest in applied psychology and psychological interventions and a desire for professional development within psychology. Experience gained working in an applied setting or with individuals receiving therapeutic interventions will provide valuable context for the course. Accreditation for Prior Experiential Learning (APEL) We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully. The Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL) process could help you to make your work and life experience count. The APL process can be used for entry onto courses or to give you exemptions from parts of your course. Two forms of APL may be used for entry: the Accreditation of Prior Certificated Learning (APCL) or the Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning (APEL).

Months of entry


Course content

3 good reasons to study Applied Psychology (Therapies) at Salford:

  • Follow a route to a professional doctorate and research career paths in psychology
  • Understand psychological theories that have a central role to play in modern healthcare provision
  • Receive support from a highly qualified team of psychology staff

Course summary

This course will equip you with a valuable professional insight into topics including the causes of addiction and how Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other evidence based psychotherapies can be used to help address stress, depression,chronic pain and other related disorders.

You'll find the course particularly relevant if you are working in the NHS or healthcare independent sector, including addiction clinics, and want to develop your knowledge and understanding of psychological therapy beyond the basic level offered in some professional qualification courses.

For further information, take a look at our Psychology blog.

Information for international students

International applicants will be required to show a proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.

Fees and funding

  • Full-time
  • Part-time
  • £6,300 (£2,625 for year one and two, £1,050 for dissertation year)
  • Full-time International £12,800

Fees 14/15

  • Full-time £6,300
  • Part-time £6,300 (£2,625 for year one and two, £1,050 for dissertation year)
  • Full-time International £12,800

Fees 15/16

  • Full-time £6,425
  • Part-time £6,425 (£2,675 for year one and two, £1,075 for dissertation year)
  • Full-time International £13,050

Scholarships and bursaries

We offer awards to help you study through our:

  • Vice-Chancellor's Excellence Scholarship
  • University of Salford student loyalty discount
  • Country bursary scheme for International students only

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months
full time
12 months


part time
24 months
full time
8 months


part time
9 months
full time
4 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44 (0)161 295 4545
+44 (0)161 295 4646