Full time & Part time September MSc 1 year full time, 2 years part time
Psychology (31)

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Are you interested in a career in clinical psychology or other mental health disciplines? Our MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology programme is designed to provide you with the necessary knowledge and skills to pursue doctoral training or further training in the field. Delivered in collaboration with the Salomons Institute for Applied Psychology, this programme offers specialized teaching from qualified clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners. You will gain in-depth knowledge of theory, practice, and research in clinical psychology, covering areas such as psychological problems through the lifespan, assessment and treatment, professional ethics, and research methods. Entry requirements include a minimum 2:2 undergraduate degree in psychology, including research methods and a dissertation module.

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Our MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology will prepare you to potentially pursue doctoral training in clinical psychology, or training in other mental health disciplines, and provides a stepping stone towards a rewarding career working in the field of mental health.

The course includes specialised teaching from qualified clinical psychologists and other mental health practitioners. After successful completion you will have gained an in-depth knowledge of theory, practice and research in clinical psychology, a discipline that involves the application of the scientific theory and principles of psychology to help in the understanding and alleviation of psychological distress and dysfunction, and in promoting well-being.

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Entry Requirements

You will need a 2:2 minimum in an undergraduate course with Psychology major, including successful completion of research methods modules (covering quantitative and qualitative approaches) and a dissertation (independent research project) module. Applicants with a 2:2 on a BPS accredited MSc Psychology conversion course can also apply.


Government loans of up to £11,836 are available for some postgraduate Master’s courses for students starting their course from 1 August 2022. Loans are subject to both personal and course eligibility criteria.

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Where is Canterbury Christ Church University
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