Taught course

Foundations of Clinical Psychology

University of Southampton · Social Sciences

Entry requirements

Upper secondclass honours degree in psychology, including statistics modules; other degrees considered in conjunction with an approved BPS conversion course. Experience of working in a mental health setting is desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Clinical psychologists aim to reduce mental distress and promote well-being, using psychological methods. This British Psychology Society (BPS) recognised programme provides a broad introduction to the discipline and role of the clinical psychologist in a European and international context. Focusing on the application of therapy, leadership and research skills, cross-culturally, the course serves as a stepping-stone to a PhD in psychology and supplements your experience when applying for doctoral programmes in clinical psychology.

Typical modules include: Applied Research Methods; Fundamentals of Clinical Psychology; Fundamentals of Therapeutic Skills; CBT for Anxiety and Depression; Leadership and Management Plus dissertation.

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Information for international students


Fees and funding

University funding may be available and from the South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership.


Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

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