University of South Wales

Degree level: Postgraduate
Awarded by: University of South Wales (Prifysgol De Cymru)

Clinical Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

The Masters in Clinical and Abnormal Psychology offers a comprehensive grounding in aspects of psychopathology and abnormal behaviour. As well as modules that will develop knowledge of the aetiology and treatment of a range of psychological disorders and abnormal behaviours, this programme includes a substantial research element. You will receive extensive training in research methods via a postgraduate statistics module and will complete a postgraduate dissertation in a related topic. We aim to provide students with access to clinical populations to collect psychological data in order to complete an applied dissertation. This is possible through our links with local NHS trusts and local healthcare providers. In addition, we have recently invested in a new psychology clinic which provides clinical and therapeutic services. Suitable students will be able to benefit from in-house research opportunities and supervised voluntary experience.

Modules

The MSc Clinical and Abnormal Psychology draws on the research and applied expertise of psychologists in the fields of developmental, clinical, health, sports and forensic psychology. You will learn about a wide range of developmental disorders including autism and conduct disorder, as well as dependence issues such as alcohol addiction and eating disorders. You will also explore interventions such as pharmacological and behavioural treatments, as well as research on depression, anxiety and personality disorders. You will study 180 credits comprising of the following modules: •Research Methods in Health Psychology: Measurement & Professional Issues (40 credits) •Psychopathology Through the Lifespan (20 credits) •Interventions (20 credits) •Addiction, Dependence and Deviance (20 credits) •Current and Historical Perspectives on Psychopathology (20 credits) •Dissertation (60 credits)

Assessment method

A range of assessment methods will be used, including examinations, essays, a systematic literature review, research reports, and case study analysis. You will also complete a dissertation of 15,000- 20,000 words. The range of teaching and assessment methods used will foster a range of skills that are transferable to the workplace and/or further professional training.


Entry requirements

A minimum 2.2 Honours degree in psychology or another appropriate discipline; the course welcomes international applicants with appropriate undergraduate qualifications and requires an English level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent; DBS check.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Some courses incur costs as part of your learning - these are in addition to the course fees and students are often responsible for these costs. We would urge you to visit the relevant course pages on our website http://www.southwales.ac.uk/courses/msc-clinical-and-abnormal-psychology/ . These pages have information on fees and funding, and additional costs where relevant.
Clinical Psychology at University of South Wales - UCAS