MSc - Master of Science
About this course
Start your psychologist career path and study the foundations of clinical psychology at the University of Southampton. Learn the key therapy skills required of a clinical psychologist such as counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and how these apply to different cultures.
The leadership, management, and advanced research skills you'll gain on this MSc will also create career opportunities in many different sectors.
This clinical psychology MSc combines core clinical psychology knowledge, relevant research and application of clinical psychology all over the world. You'll learn about the service provision of clinical psychology in the UK and internationally which gives you the unique chance to adapt your practice to suit the needs of the country you'll work in. We welcome students from all over the world.
This intensive clinical psychology master's will ensure you graduate with the transferable skills and confidence stepping into the real world to pursue a career in psychology. You’ll develop your professional practice to reach the high standards expected from the field. Our MSc is also recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as counting towards continued professional development.
Through this course you'll:
- learn core therapeutic skills including counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- apply ethical and professional practice principles of clinical psychology
- learn advanced data analytical skills
- develop and apply leadership skills
- look at the global challenges and management of mental health
Our vibrant learning environment actively encourages knowledge-sharing between students and academics. You'll listen, learn and share at regular psychology seminars from the Centre for Innovation in Mental Health (CIMH). You'll also get the unique opportunity to learn from NHS clinicians whose teaching will bring the latest case studies from UK healthcare.
We actively support you in setting up a work placement during your time. Previous students have set up placements at NHS Trusts, schools and charities across Hampshire.
Use this course as a step towards a psychologist career path in applied psychological therapy skills. Our students have found work in a variety of different types of psychology careers both within the UK and worldwide - with UK students going on to become assistant psychologists or psychological wellbeing practitioners.
Other students have pursued a career in research by studying a PhD in the field, others have used this course to successfully supplement their applications to the Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology.
Graduates from this course are working in the following roles:
- Cognitive Psychologist for the Ministry of Defence, graduated in 2018
- Assistant Psychologist in health psychology, graduated in 2018
- Trainee on the Doctoral Programme in Clinical Psychology, graduated in 2016
- Support worker for people with trauma, graduated in 2016
- United States
- Antigua & Barbuda
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Burkina Faso
- Cabo Verde
- Central African Republic
- Congo (Democratic Republic)
- Costa Rica
- Czech Republic
- Dominican Republic
- East Timor
- El Salvador
- Equatorial Guinea
- Hong Kong
- Ivory Coast
- Korea DPR (North Korea)
- Marshall Islands
- New Zealand
- Northern Ireland
- Palestinian Authority
- Papua New Guinea
- Puerto Rico
- Republic of Ireland
- San Marino
- Sao Tome and Principe
- Saudi Arabia
- Sierra Leone
- Solomon Islands
- South Africa
- South Korea
- South Sudan
- Sri Lanka
- St Vincent
- St. Kitts & Nevis
- St. Lucia
- Trinidad & Tobago
- United Kingdom
- Vatican City
- Western Samoa
£ 24,400per year
Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.
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