Psychology with Clinical Psychology

Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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This degree offers a scientific approach to the study of human behaviour, with an emphasis on clinically relevant skills, knowledge and experience giving a broad understanding of psychological theory and research. Why study BSc Psychology with Clinical Psychology at Goldsmiths?

  • You’ll gain an understanding of how psychology is used in the treatment of a wide range of mental health conditions, learning difficulties and disabilities. This includes learning about psychological approaches to conditions such as dyslexia, eating disorders, anxiety, depression and autism.
  • You’ll also be taught about research, conducting experiments and the software you’ll need for a future career in clinical psychology.
  • You’ll have access to our fantastic facilities. These include laboratories, an EEG suite for brain research, an infant lab, and a visual perception and attention laboratory.
  • Our academics are experts in their fields, and you’ll have the opportunity to get involved in the world-class research taking place in the department.
  • We have well-established links with employers and also offer a mentoring scheme. You’ll be paired with a member of academic staff who'll support your psychological thinking and enhance your employability skills.
The degree is accredited by the British Psychological Society as conferring eligibility for Graduate Membership of the Society and also the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, which is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.

Course details

Modules

This degree deals with the broad themes of individual differences, social functioning, biological and evolutionary issues, cognition and development across the lifespan. The modules you take will develop your understanding of psychology’s everyday applications, such as studies of mental health and psychological disorders and the rationale for and use of psychological tests. At each level of the programme, you’ll have some opportunity to learn about the clinical applications of psychological research. You'll have the opportunity to develop your own particular interests by choosing from a wide range of specialist modules, and will carry out a research project on a clinically relevant topic of your choice with guidance and support from a supervisor. This allows you to apply the many skills you have learned throughout the programme to define and address new questions. Year 1 (credit level 4) you will take introductory modules covering the main topics within psychology. You will also receive practical training in the principles, methods and techniques of psychological research. The Psychology of the Person Biological and Comparative Approaches to Psychology Information Processing and Cognition Design and Analysis of Psychological Investigations Practical Issues in Psychological Research Extended Essay in Psychology Skills and Employability in Psychology Year 2 (credit level 5) will provide you with a more in-depth knowledge and understanding of concepts, theories and relating to a broad range of psychological topics from social psychology to developmental psychology. You will also explore statistics and laboratory-based research. Small group teaching activities will give you the opportunity to discuss clinical applications of the core material. Biological Substrates of Behaviour Personality and Individual Differences Social Psychology Developmental Psychology Design and Analysis of Psychological Studies Cognitive Psychology Research Methods in Psychology Year 3 (credit level 6) you will take the following compulsory modules: Psychopathology Neurodevelopmental Disorders You also complete an individual Research Project (45 credits), which should have a clinical focus. You will also gain experience of oral presentation of your work during the spring term or early in the summer term, to a small group of your peers and your supervisor. The project is a piece of original empirical research, conducted under the supervision of one of the academic members of the Department. Pure theorising, a literature review, or an exact replication study are not acceptable. You also choose five 15 credit modules (two clinically-relevant options and two free-choice options). Examples that could be selected include: Multivariate Statistical Methods in Psychology Applications of Attention Research Anomalistic Psychology Topics in Neuropsychology Psychology and Law Neurodevelopmental Disorders Behavioural Genetics Psychological Approaches to Music The Interpersonal Self Psychology and Education Social-Moral Development Cognitive Neuroscience Social Psychology of Social Problems Magic and the Mind Cross-cultural and Individual Differences in Attention and Awareness Psychology of the Arts, Aesthetics and Attraction Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, laboratory reports, group work and research projects.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Application codes

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Course codeC990
Institution code G56
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for entry to Year 1 of the programme


Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level BBB
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) DDM
Access to HE Diploma D: 30 credits Pass with 45 Level 3 credits including 30 Distinctions and a number of merits/passes in subject specific modules
Scottish Higher BBBBC
Scottish Advanced Higher BBC
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 33 points With three Higher Level subjects at 655
Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017) H2, H2, H2, H2

You should normally have at least Grade B/Grade 6 in GCSE (or equivalent) in Mathematics or Statistics, and English.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6With a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

To find out more about fees and funding, please check our undergraduate fees guidance or contact the Fees Office https://www.gold.ac.uk/ug/fees-funding/
Psychology with Clinical Psychology at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS