This course allows you to understand important areas of clinical and forensic psychology. You learn through expert-led clinical, health and forensic psychology, cultural and historical perspectives on mental health issues, and research apprenticeships. Colleagues in the NHS provide an introductory course in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) through distance learning.
The Psychology (Foundations in Clinical and Forensic Psychology) MSc is aimed at students who have had little exposure to clinical and forensic psychology in their first degree and for intercalating MBBS students. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for careers in the clinical and forensic sectors.
The course provides you with a sound basis to apply for an assistant psychologist post. It will also provide the necessary academic and research skills for you to apply for further training, if you have the relevant work experience. This might include vocational training eg doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, training as a Forensic Psychologist or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes.
You also benefit from this course if you are a Psychology graduate who is keen to pursue a research career in the clinical aspects of psychology, including clinically-oriented PhDs.
As a student on this course you will gain knowledge and understanding of: theories, research methods, history, culture of Clinical and Forensic Psychology; assessing and synthesising information and formulating arguments; professional contexts in which Clinical and Forensic Psychologists works eg NHS, prison and probation services; ethical issues and legislation; conditions, aetiology, maintaining factors, interventions and therapies associated with Clinical and Forensic Psychology.
A 2:1 honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology or a related subject. If your first language is not English you need an overall IELTS score of 7.0 (with at least 7.0 in all sub-skills).
Recipient: Newcastle University
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