University of Bath

Degree level: Postgraduate

Applied Clinical Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

Gain foundation knowledge in clinical psychology theory and practice. As part of this MSc, you will gain an up-to-date knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, including research. You will study different ways of understanding mental health problems in adults and children, and share insights into relevant theories and the latest practice models applicable to the UK. You will be introduced to the foundation skills of clinical psychology practice, including interviewing, observation and psychometric assessment. You will also learn about research in healthcare, looking at issues such as research design, governance and ethical considerations before going on to conduct your own piece of research. Studying clinical psychology at Bath means you will be joining our Department of Psychology. The research interests of our members span a broad range of clinically relevant topics, including ageing, common mental health problems, psychosis, autism, eating disorders, persistent physical symptoms, child maltreatment and trauma amongst others. You will leave this course with:

  • research skills that can be applied to primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings
  • foundation knowledge of clinical psychology approaches, theories and models
  • a strong foundation for further postgraduate training in clinical psychology or work as an assistant psychologist
This course is intended for psychology graduates interested in careers as practitioners or researchers. Graduate prospects Studying this course will set you up with the knowledge and professional skills to move into a range of health service and research careers. It is particularly good preparation for work as an assistant psychologist, and a foundation for further postgraduate training or research in clinical psychology. Recent graduates of this course have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, including:
  • Assistant Psychologist
  • Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
  • Mental Health Support Worker
  • Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant
  • Research Assistant
At organisations, such as:
  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
  • University of the West of England
  • Oxfordshire Mind
  • Tees, Esk, Wear and Valleys NHS Trust
  • Elysium Healthcare
Many graduates have also gone on to become PhD students at different universities, including the University of Bath. This course is not professionally accredited and will not provide you with a licence to practise.

Course details


Entry requirements

You should have a bachelor’s honours degree or international equivalent, typically a 2:1 or above. To apply for this course you should have an undergraduate degree in psychology. Your degree must be recognised by the British Psychological Society (BPS) as providing Graduate Basis for Chartership (GBC). If you do not have an undergraduate degree in psychology, we will consider applicants who have successfully completed a BPS accredited Masters conversion degree. In your application, you will need to provide a max. 500 word personal statement which should explain (a) why you are interested in studying for an MSc in Applied Clinical Psychology and the interests and skills you particularly hope to develop on the course and (b) your research experience to date. As part of (b) you could describe key research teaching and assignments you have completed, your undergraduate dissertation project, or any research posts you have held. Please explain the skills and knowledge you have particularly gained from your research experience that you would bring to an MSc programme. We may make an offer based on a lower grade if you can provide evidence of your suitability for the degree. If your first language is not English but within the last 2 years you completed your degree in the UK you may be exempt from our English language requirements.


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Applied Clinical Psychology at University of Bath - UCAS