This course is designed to provide you with a critical understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology and the organisational and social context of clinical psychology services. It aims to provide you with the academic skills to undertake research in a clinical setting and the experience of working within a mental health setting through six-month placements with a local clinical psychologist. The course team consists of clinical practitioners and academics who have considerable experience working with or studying the people who access clinical psychology services across the UK. This course does not provide training for you to become a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. Further training is required for this role.
Modules may include: Practice Placement; Clinical Psychology: Theory into Practice; Clinical Psychology: The Self, Services and Society; Clinical Psychology: Professional Practice; Advanced Experimentation and Statistics; Qualitative Research Design and Analysis; Mixed Methods and using Psychometric Scales in Research and Practice.
The assessment methods include practical reports, assessed essays, examinations, oral presentations, a reflective practice diary and a clinical research project.
You will need a BPS-recognised undergraduate degree (minimum 2.1) in Psychology or an equivalent qualification that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the BPS. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or equivalent will also be considered, but will be required to demonstrate relevant experience and theoretical knowledge and the ability to study at the required academic level. Applicants whose undergraduate degree is a 2.2 or equivalent will also be considered, but will be required to demonstrate relevant experience and theoretical knowledge and the ability to study at the required academic level. You must explain why you want to study this course and outline any relevant knowledge or work experience in your personal statement, alongside examples of times when you have demonstrate personal attributes such as resilience and good communication skills. You will need to provide a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service check (formerly known as a Criminal Records Bureau disclosure) which includes proof of identity. Final selection is based on an interview process with members of the course team.
Fees and funding
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