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Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc

Kingston University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Penrhyn Road Campus

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    27-SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Why choose this course?

This course will enhance your knowledge of the clinical applications of psychology and build practical experience to help your future career. You will be taught by both clinically active psychologists and research active academics. You will learn theories of psychopathology from childhood to adulthood, and clinical applications of psychology in health and well-being. The course offers skills training in counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT), and develops your awareness of professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners. You will gain a real advantage for careers in clinical and counselling psychology, research and a related area of psychology. However, please note the course does not lead to a direct professional qualification as a clinical psychologist, or guarantee entry to doctoral-level training in clinical or counselling psychology.

What you will study

You will gain in-depth knowledge of theories of psychopathology across the lifespan, and will study the bio psychosocial aspects of health and illness. You will explore the evidence base for psychological and behavioural change interventions in mental and physical health, and will cover advanced research methodology and statistics. You will acquire basic counselling skills and knowledge of various therapeutic approaches, in particular cognitive behaviour therapy. You will also consider professional issues and current debates in ethics and diversity relevant to practitioners and researchers in mental health, and will learn how to apply ethical principles in both your research and via real or hypothetical clinical case studies. The dissertation will provide you with the opportunity for detailed and advanced study of a chosen area in clinical applications of psychology, which will enable further development of your practical research skills.

Teaching and assessment

Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).

After you graduate

The Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc helps to prepare you for further training and roles such as: Assistant psychologist; IAPT training as a psychological well-being practitioner; Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology; Research Assistant in Psychology and Doctoral (PhD level) research training in psychology

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 15,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

Kingston University

  • University League Table

    100th

  • Campus address

    Kingston University, River House, 53-57 High Street, Kingston upon Thames, Kingston Upon Thames, KT1 1LQ, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    106th out of 118 9

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    97 45%

    114th

    12
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    51 51%

    102nd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.90 78%

    86th

    22

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