University of Hull

Degree level: Postgraduate

Clinical Applications of Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

The course prepares you for a variety of careers in mental health, including working as an assistant psychologist or a psychology wellbeing practitioner, or applying in the future to study for a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. You will strengthen your research skills and learn what is required to practise professionally, although the programme does not in itself confer a licence to practise. Students gain an understanding of the backdrop of current thinking on the nature of mental health, how to formulate problems based on social, psychological and neurological factors, and the best evidence-based interventions. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to treat a variety of mental health problems. The teaching staff bring a depth of experience to this course which our students have always valued. The programme is enriched by our close working relationships with the Hull Clinical Psychology Training Programme, and with local health and social care services. is enriched by our close working relationships with the Hull Clinical Psychology Training Programme, and with local health and social care services.

Modules

All modules are subject to availability and this list may change at any time. Theories of Mental Health This module will engage you in debate about key philosophical, theoretical, ethical and practical issues within contemporary mental health practice. Research Methods for Postgraduates (Psychology) Learn both basic and advanced quantitative and qualitative methods, using a mixture of interactive lectures and hands-on practical workshops. Psychological Interventions You'll be introduced to the evidence-based treatments most commonly used in mental health services, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. Practical role-playing exercises help you gain experience and skill in managing an assessment session with a client, while student-led seminars focus on the evidence base for CBT and a range of other psychological therapies. Case Studies in Mental Health ​You will be introduced to a variety of common mental health problems including mood disorders, psychotic disorders, personality disorders, eating disorders and substance abuse. Using fictional case histories, you will develop skills at clinical formulation based in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, even when cases are complex and incomplete.​ Professional Practice and Communication Skills (Psychology) Explore the skills, issues, and topics surrounding professional and ethical practice and development in Psychology. You'll examine topics such as ethics in research and clinical practice, social media use, professional communication, writing and disseminating research, self-reflective professional evaluation and development, and data protection. Mental Health in Practice Engage with a range of services that provide input to people who experience difficulties with their mental health or disability. This module allows you to gather knowledge of real-life settings and reflect on your skill development needs in line with the NHS knowledge and skills framework. Empirical Dissertation Enhance your independent research skills for designing, planning, conducting, analysing and writing up a research project relevant to mental health. You'll develop your critical, in-depth knowledge of a specific area of mental health; and increase your academic analytical and writing skills.

Assessment method

Study is full-time over one year and comprises two semesters of taught modules. One module during the second semester includes a placement, followed by an individual empirical research project supervised by a member of staff over the summer. Students are taught how to design, plan and conduct health related research and how to evaluate papers, theories, findings and methods used within health psychology. Learning takes place in lectures, seminars, laboratories and through directed personal study.


How to apply

International applicants

If you require a student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.5 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill. See other English language proficiency qualifications accepted by this University. If your English currently does not reach the University's required standard for this programme, you may be interested in one of our English language courses.

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:2 Honours degree (or international equivalent) in psychology or a closely allied discipline. You should also have a minimum of 30 hours of paid or voluntary work experience relevant to the content of the programme. Applicants hoping to use the degree to support a future application to Clinical Psychology Training should note that such training courses generally require a 2:1 Honours British Psychological Society accredited degree and this MSc degree will not necessarily compensate for that requirement. Applicants will be interviewed and take a statistics test before a decision is made.


English language requirements

If you require a Tier 4 student visa to study or if your first language is not English you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency level. This course requires academic IELTS 6.0 overall, with no less than 5.5 in each skill.

English Language Requirements

https://www.hull.ac.uk/choose-hull/study-at-hull/admissions/english-language-requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £11550 Whole course
England £11550 Whole course
Northern Ireland £11550 Whole course
Scotland £11550 Whole course
Wales £11550 Whole course
Channel Islands £11550 Whole course
EU £14000 Whole course
International £14000 Whole course

Additional fee information

All fees are subject to change.
Clinical Applications of Psychology at University of Hull - UCAS