This programme provides high quality training for psychology graduates and assistant/associate psychologists (or equivalent) in both the theoretical models of common mental health presentations and practical therapy skills that can be applied to multiple populations (eg. mental health, children, intellectual disability).
This programme provides practical skills and understanding in assessment and intervention of mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical populations.
Successful applicants are required to pay only 20 per cent of actual fees if Department of Health bursary funding is available.
"Our course has been recognised as one of the most useful postgraduate degrees in developing clinical skills. We’ve been fortunate that many of our graduates have developed successful careers in clinical psychology and the health service as a result of the therapeutic skills and research knowledge acquired on the course."
Dr Kevin Dyer (Assistant Course Director)
Whilst undertaking and graduating from the programme does not confer the threshold entry award for autonomous professional practice in clinical psychology, it does promote and quality-assure the knowledge and skills required to provide low-intensity psychological interventions, and provide excellent preparatory training for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programmes.
Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.
All modules are year-long and run across both semesters.
PgDip - Four compulsory modules:
MSc - Comprises the above modules in Year 1, plus a dissertation module in Year 2.
Depending on the programme of study, there may be extra costs which are not covered by tuition fees, which students will need to consider when planning their studies. Students can borrow books and access online learning resources from any Queen's library. If students wish to purchase recommended texts, rather than borrow them from the University Library, prices per text can range from £30 to £100. Students should also budget between £30 to £75 per year for photocopying, memory sticks and printing charges.
Students undertaking a period of work placement or study abroad, as either a compulsory or optional part of their programme, should be aware that they will have to fund additional travel and living costs. If a programme includes a major project or dissertation, there may be costs associated with transport, accommodation and/or materials. The amount will depend on the project chosen. There may also be additional costs for printing and binding. Students may wish to consider purchasing an electronic device; costs will vary depending on the specification of the model chosen. There are also additional charges for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines.
Visit the MSc in Applied Psychology page on the Queen’s University Belfast website for more details!