Psychology and Psychological Practice at University of Birmingham - UCAS

Course summary

This British Psychological Society-accredited Psychology and Psychological Practice MSci degree is specifically designed for those considering a career in clinical, forensic, educational psychology, and related fields. BPS accredited logo This programme is designed for those considering careers in clinical, forensic or educational psychology. You will take the same modules as BSc Psychology students in the first three years, followed by an additional specialist fourth year. During the fourth year, after completing the BSc programme, you will spend six months working for three days a week at an external work placement organised by the School, and gain hands-on experience of clinical, forensic or educational psychology. Working under the supervision of a qualified psychologist, placement experiences typically involve a combination of direct and indirect client work, and you will be exposed to learning opportunities related to psychological assessment, formulation, intervention, evaluation, and reflective practice. You will also attend lectures and seminars on the theoretical and methodological underpinnings of applied psychology, all of which will help to develop your skills as a reflective scientist-practitioner. The MSci programme can be seen as a first-step towards a career in applied psychology and to becoming a Chartered Psychologist. If you are not admitted to this degree you will automatically be considered for admission into BSc Psychology. We plan to allow a small number of students to transfer from BSc Psychology into MSci Psychology and Psychological Practice after their third year. High academic performance in the first three years will be an important criterion for the transfer. Please note in order to achieve the Master's qualification you will need to meet the relevant progression requirements at the end of your third year of study in addition to completing a satisfactory Health and DBS check prior to entry on to the fourth year. Please note that you may be required to come to the School of Psychology for an interview as a part of the application process for this course.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For details of the annual tuition fee for International Students please see the course web page listed in the 'course details' section above. If you are made an offer to study by the University, the yearly tuition fee will be stated in your offer letter.
Psychology and Psychological Practice at University of Birmingham - UCAS