Taught course

Clinical Applications of Psychology

University of Warwick · Department of Psychology

Entry requirements

A first class or good 2:1 honours degree (or equivalent from overseas universities) in Psychology or containing Psychology as a major component. Successful applicants should be able to demonstrate their interest in, and commitment to, a career in mental health care.

Please note, this course only considers UK/EU students with a Psychology degree that provides Graduate Basis for Chartership (BPS).

English language requirements

You can find out more about our English language requirements. This course requires the following:

    • Band B
    • IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology is designed for those who plan to apply for admission to doctoral training programmes in Clinical Psychology and can help to strengthen your credentials for the competitive entry process.

The taught components of the course include modules on research methods tailored to clinical applications, evidence-based practice in adult, older adult, and child/adolescent populations, and clinical case analysis.

Teaching provision is shared between academics with research interests in the relevant topics and practising clinicians with current experience in Psychology services within the NHS. The practical component of the course is a six-month research placement in a local NHS trust that maintains a training relationship with our doctoral programme.

Skills from this degree

  • Opportunity to combine academic and practical experience in the field of Clinical Psychology
  • Research design and analysis
  • Develop an understanding of evidence-based practice in child, adult and older adult settings and the role of Clinical Psychology in the NHS
  • Clinical case analysis
  • Time-management skills, which are crucial when training to be a clinical psychologist and beyond

Fees and funding

See University website

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Postgraduate Admissions
+44 (0)24 7652 4585