• Goldsmiths, University of London Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Leeds Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Cambridge Featured Masters Courses
  • Swansea University Featured Masters Courses
  • Xi’an Jiaotong-Liverpool University Featured Masters Courses
  • University of Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
  • Ulster University Featured Masters Courses
  • Jacobs University Featured Masters Courses
Coventry University Featured Masters Courses
Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh Featured Masters Courses
Coventry University Featured Masters Courses
Imperial College London Featured Masters Courses
University of Manchester Featured Masters Courses

MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice

Course Description

This course is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology and the organisational and social context of clinical psychology services. It aims to provide you with the academic skills to undertake research in a clinical setting and the experience of working within a mental health setting through six-month placements with a local clinical psychologist.

The course team consists of clinical practitioners and academics who have considerable experience working with or studying the people who access clinical psychology services across the UK.

What will you study?

The MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice consists of 180 credits completed within one academic year and each module in the course is compulsory. You will undertake a clinical research and practice placement alongside a range of taught modules.

Modules may include:

Practice Placement and Clinical Research Project
Assessment and Formulation
Applied Clinical Interventions
Contextual Factors in Clinical Psychology
Professional Clinical Practice
Advanced Experimentation and Statistics
Qualitative Research Design and Analysis
Mixed Methods
Using Psychometric Scales in Research and Practice

For more information about the modules you may study on this course visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/clinicalpractice


The University has made significant financial investment in the Psychology Division over recent years upgrading accommodation, facilities and equipment used exclusively for the provision of our psychology courses and for research. We have a dedicated teaching laboratory specifically catering for postgraduate students.

In addition there are specialist suites dedicated to particular areas of interest in psychology, including:

- social interaction, group work and interviewing
- computer gaming and cyberpsychology
- eye-tracking
- cognitive modelling and visual analysis
- psychophysiology.

Alongside these are new flexible cubicles for student project work, a psychometric test bank library, and a technical workshop.


The assessment methods include:
- practical reports
- assessed essays
- examinations
- oral presentations
- a reflective practice diary
- a clinical research project.


The course will be of particular interest to psychology graduates seeking to pursue a career in clinical psychology via doctoral training programmes (DClinPsy). Admission onto such programmes is highly competitive, and completion of this course will enable you to demonstrate that you have both the academic grounding and experience of clinical research to be in a favourable position to pursue either training or further work as an assistant psychologist.

Graduates might also consider alternative careers in healthcare and health research – either within core health providers such as the NHS or within academic departments locally or internationally.

Please note that this course does not provide training for you to become a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Further training is required for this role.

The course has been designed by academic staff with experience in clinical psychology within the NHS and with the training of clinical psychologists, and also with ongoing clinical work in local mental health services. Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust – the largest provider of mental health services in the UK – has been alongside the University in the formative stages of the course development, and have maintained an interest in ensuring the employability potential of graduates from the course.


The School of Social Sciences offers a number of competitive scholarships for our full-time and part-time Masters courses. For more information please visit http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3scholarships

Want to find out more? Come along to one of our postgraduate Open Evenings. For further details please visit: http://www.ntu.ac.uk/s3events

Visit the MSc Psychology in Clinical Practice page on the Nottingham Trent University website for more details!

Entry Requirements

You will need a BPS-recognised undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or an equivalent qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or equivalent will also be considered, but will be required to demonstrate relevant experience and theoretical knowledge and the ability to study at the required academic level. One academic or vocational reference is required.Due to the limited number of places available on this course an application deadline is in place. Please visit the NTU website for information. English language requirements for international students are available at View Website

Email Enquiry

Recipient: Nottingham Trent University
Insert previous message below for editing? 
You haven’t included a message. Providing a specific message means universities will take your enquiry more seriously and helps them provide the information you need.
Why not add a message here
* required field
Send a copy to me for my own records.
Email Sent

Share this page:

Cookie Policy    X