University of Reading

Degree level: Postgraduate

MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology (with Clinical or Research Placement) (Taught)

There are other course options available which may have a different vacancy status or entry requirements – view the full list of options

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Course summary

This programme offers you a substantial placement (incorporating 320 hours of placement activity), either at one of our on-campus/on-site clinics, in a research setting within the School, or with a local healthcare partner. You'll develop key skills and enhance your knowledge with the guidance of experienced clinicians and researchers, and develop a solid foundation for a successful career in clinical psychology. Taught material includes topics such as clinical research methods, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), cognitive and affective neuroscience, systematic review, and evidence-based treatments across the lifespan. For more information, please visit the programme page:

Course details


Optional modules include: *Qualitative Methods in Psychological Research *Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience *Systematic Review *Methods in Cognition and Neuroscience Check our website for more details about the course structure.

Entry requirements

You should have a good undergraduate degree (2.1 or above or equivalent in Research methods and Empirical project modules), or equivalent from a university outside of the UK, in psychology. For the clinical placement option, we would encourage you to gain voluntary or paid work in a community, clinical, or clinical-academic setting prior to applying. For the research placement option, paid clinical experience is not required but highly desirable. You will need to pass an interview as part of the application process. IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £12000 Whole course
EU £24000 Whole course
England £12000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £12000 Whole course
Scotland £12000 Whole course
Wales £12000 Whole course
Channel Islands £12000 Whole course
International £24000 Whole course

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
MSc Theory and Practice in Clinical Psychology (with Clinical or Research Placement) at University of Reading - UCAS