The MSc Clinical Psychology programme is designed to equip you with knowledge and skills to pursue a career in a mental health setting or in mental health research.
You will develop an enhanced understanding of the subject area, including topics on clinical assessment, the principles of evidence-based treatments, and well-being, through an exciting mix of seminars, lectures and research conveyed by our friendly and accessible staff, who are involved in cutting-edge research.
Please note this programme is subject to validation.
This programme is designed to equip students with knowledge and skills to pursue a career in a mental health setting or in mental health research.
You will develop an enhanced understanding of the subject area, including topics on clinical assessment, the principles of evidence-based treatments, and well-being, through an exciting mix of seminars, lectures and research conveyed by our friendly and accessible staff, who are all involved in cutting edge research.
Throughout this programme, your advanced research training will prepare you to design your own research to address your research questions, to understand the methods others have used, to be able to evaluate research, and to understand the application of research within the mental health field.
You will develop practical skills, such as communication skills for working with clients, patients, and families.
You will have the opportunity to complete a dissertation that will involve completing an innovative research project or carrying out a systematic review of the literature under the supervision of a leading academic in the relevant field.
Department research and industry highlights
Example of research projects of our academic staff:
- Mindfulness based interventions and effects on well-being - Does mindfulness improve outcomes and reduce attrition for exposure and response prevention for obsessive compulsive disorder? - Body perception and eating disorders in people with an eating disorder and people recovering from an eating disorder - Goal-setting and planning intervention to improve well-being for people with psychiatric disorders - Psychological factors and treatment opportunities in low back pain - Genetic influences on the development of adolescent behavioural problems - Delusion-proneness, delusional thinking, and ‘jumping-to-conclusions’ - Development of social anxiety: Childhood through adolescence - Regulation of emotions: Links to social-emotional well-being and mental health
Knowledge and understanding is assessed by a broad range of both informal (i.e. class exercises and feedback) and formal means (i.e. examination, presentations and oral reports, coursework and dissertation).
Employability & career opportunities
Our graduates are highly employable and, in recent years, have entered many different Psychology-related areas, This taught masters course equips postgraduate students with the subject knowledge and expertise required to pursue a successful career, or provides a solid foundation for continued PhD studies and to work within health related fields. Graduates' research skills and knowledge of the field of health and clinical psychology will also be of benefit for those wishing to apply to a DClin Psy programme and to practice as a Clinical Psychologist.
On completion of this course students will have: - an advanced understanding of research techniques and methods of analyses, and an ability to use these techniques and conduct the appropriate analyses - the ability to evaluate and assess theoretical models and research - an advanced understanding of what it is like to work within the health care system - a strong set of practical skills that are highly sought after in the job market, such as communication skills (oral and written), project planning, applications of research, and team working