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Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

Newcastle University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Newcastle University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    12 months

Course summary

This course will introduce you to clinical psychology. You'll learn through expert-led clinical, health and forensic psychology, cultural and historical perspectives on mental health issues, and research apprenticeships.

The Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc is aimed at students who have had little exposure to clinical 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 psychology 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 psychology
assessing and synthesising information and formulating arguments
professional contexts in which clinical psychologists work
ethical issues and legislation
conditions, aetiology, maintaining factors, interventions and therapies associated with clinical psychology
the link between stress, health and illness.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 22,800per year

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University information

Newcastle University

  • University League Table

    23rd

  • Campus address

    Newcastle University, King’s Gate, Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, NE1 7RU, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    13th out of 118 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    158 73%

    18th

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    77 77%

    13th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.05 81%

    48th

    1

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