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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Plymouth University

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    26-SEP-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

The MSc Clinical Psychology offers masters-level clinical training that will provide you with the practical experience and knowledge you need to fast-track your future career in clinical practice. You will acquire an advanced understanding of clinical practice and research with a hands-on approach to learning, with the training of key clinical skills embedded in all elements of this course.

This includes the acquisition of competencies and understanding of group and family work, the cognitive behavior approach, and interventions to encourage behavior change. Working alongside doctoral trainees, extensive access to service users will provide you with a secure foundation for clinical practice, or preparation for doctoral training in clinical psychology.

Careers with this subject

The programme is designed to provide the clinical training, experience, and skills that place graduates at a competitive advantage in the career pathways to professional clinical practice. Providing insight and instruction of NHS service delivery and clinical practice, graduates are provided with a secure foundation for clinical practice and research, and privileged preparation and perspective on further training opportunities. This has meant that many of our graduates successfully progress onto doctoral training in clinical psychology, or secure clinical roles in the NHS or third-sector organisations.

Key features

  • Learn through experience: activities that teach key clinical skills are embedded throughout the programme, allowing you to put your new knowledge directly into practice.
  • Obtain accreditation for clinical skills and competencies, with the option to study part-time alongside clinical practice.
  • Extensive access to service users provide a competitive advantage for the acquisition of real-world skills and experience.
  • Gain insights on further training by working alongside trainees and tutors on our clinical doctoral training programme (DClinPsy).

With the supervision and guidance of clinicians and clinical researchers, you will acquire specialist skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your clinical career pathway, with a focus on training related to the core concepts and techniques of clinical psychology.

Tuition fees

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£ 15,700per year

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

University information

University of Plymouth

  • University League Table

    64th

  • Campus address

    Plymouth University, Drake Circus, Plymouth, Plymouth, PL4 8AA, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    50th out of 117 6

  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    123 58%

    59th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    47.0 47%

    80th

    30
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.72 74%

    71st

    28

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