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Our MSc Clinical and Health Psychology course is designed for students considering a career in clinical or health psychology and can be taken on a full-time or part-time basis.
You will gain a thorough grounding in the current theoretical understanding of the psychology of physical and mental health problems.
You will also learn about the principles and evidence-base of psychological interventions to change behaviour and cognition at the individual, group and population level, as well as the role of psychologists within healthcare settings such as the NHS and how the science of psychology is applied in clinical practice.
In addition, you will receive advanced training in the methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.
T his MSc is not an accredited Stage 1 Health Psychology programme. It does not replace an accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral training programme, nor will it guarantee entry to one.
Applicants interested in Stage 1 Health Psychology should apply for our BPS-accredited MSc Health Psychology .
Learn about a broad range of methodology and analytic techniques used within clinical and health psychology research to prepare you for a potential research career.
You can choose to study full-time or part-time, enabling you to fit learning around your other commitments.
Our course units are taught using a combination of lectures, seminars, workshops, problem-based learning exercises, self-paced online training, student presentations and independent supervised study.
You will be allocated a personal academic advisor who will support your academic and professional development.
You will work collaboratively with your supervisor(s) to produce a high quality dissertation using qualitative, quantitative or mixed research methods.
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We use a range of assessment methods, including exams, essays, presentations, poster conferences, case studies, practical reports and a dissertation.
You will take a combination of taught course units and a supervised research-based dissertation on a chosen topic relating to clinical or health psychology.
Key areas of the curriculum include:
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You will be able to access a range of facilities throughout the University.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability Advisory and Support Service .
Our course is specifically designed for students who want to learn about both clinical and health psychology. However, it is also suitable if you wish to progress to a research career specialising in the science of psychology applied to clinical or health topics.
Career paths leading from the course include clinical psychology, research and academia, NHS service development and health policy making.
The Clinical and Health Psychology MSc is not an accredited Stage 1 Health Psychology programme; it does not replace an accredited Clinical Psychology Doctoral Training programme (ClinPsyD) and will not guarantee a place on a ClinPSyD programme.
However a number of graduates from the MSc have gone on to gain places on the ClinPsyD. See the British Psychological Society website for more information on training as a psychologist.
Visit the Clinical and Health Psychology (MSc) page on the University of Manchester website for more details!
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