Applied Psychology (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies) at Ulster University - UCAS

Ulster University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Psychology (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies) (Taught)

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Course summary

The closing date for applications is the 28th February 2023. The comprehensive syllabus of this MSc course will enhance your skills and competencies in areas required by all professional psychologists. The course provides an in-depth consideration of psychological theory and research concerned with the aetiology, assessment and treatment of psychological problems across the lifespan. You will be provided with a working knowledge of some of the major psychological therapies (namely Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, and Family Therapy and Systemic Practice), and will gain some practical experience in their use, with the additional opportunity to apply for clinical placement during and after the course. You will also undertake a Masters level research project. Our graduating students have successfully acquired Assistant Psychologist positions, which with experience is allowing people to secure Associate Psychologist positions. Others are successful in gaining entry onto Professional Doctorate programmes in Clinical, Counselling and Educational Psychology, or have secured research posts and PhD scholarships in Psychology across the UK and Ireland. In addition, students who have undertaken the accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) training strand within the course have successfully acquired PWP positions.


Advanced research methods in applied psychology; cognitive behavioural therapy; child, adolescent and family mental health; adult mental health; research project; family therapy and systemic practice 1; professional issues (with community engagement project); family therapy and systemic practice 2; professional issues for practitioners.

Assessment method

Assessment methods vary across the modules, dependent on their focus - students will undertake a selection of written assignments (essays, reflective commentaries, research reports) and assessed role-plays of clinical skills, as well as a smaller number of written examinations. All students will complete the MSc Research Project over the duration of their time on the programme.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • British Psychological Society

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 degree in Psychology, which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Those with a 2.2 are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those who have some additional relevant clinical experience to add to their CV. For those students interested in undertaking Route 1 on the programme (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner), they will be selected through an interview process. The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Fees and funding

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Applied Psychology (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies) at Ulster University - UCAS