Clinical Applications of Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS

Kingston University

Degree level: Postgraduate

Clinical Applications of Psychology (Taught)

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

Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • You will gain practical experience through a work placement. The University has links with charities, community groups and hospitals. Alternatively, you may complete a research work placement.
  • You will be taught by academics who are researchers and/or practitioners in clinical and health psychology.
  • Visiting clinical and counselling psychologists will give lectures about their work in specialist clinical settings and populations.
About this course This course will deepen your knowledge and you will gain skills relevant to clinical and counselling psychology and psychotherapy. The course covers professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners, such as risk assessment, ethical dilemmas and diversity in clinical practice, as well as basic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy skills. Through a dissertation, you will research a chosen area in depth. Previous placement organisations include Kingston Hospital, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) adult mental health service, Place2Be, Paiwand, Pyramid and Rise. If you have already secured a placement before starting the course, we can offer research placements in our Psychology Department. Example modules
  • Professional Practice
  • Psychopathology Across the Life Span
  • Research Design and Analysis
For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage. Career opportunities Suitable roles include assistant psychologist and research assistant in psychology. Graduates have also undertaken IAPT training as a psychological wellbeing practitioner, doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology leading to professional qualifications such as practitioner clinical/counselling psychologists, or a PhD in psychology.


Example modules: Professional Practice; Psychopathology Across the Life Span; Research Design and Analysis. For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Assessment method

Assessment typically comprises exams (e.g. test or exam) and coursework (e.g. essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation). The approximate percentage for how you will be assessed on this course is as follows, though depends to some extent on the optional modules you choose: Type of assessment: Coursework: 80% Exams: 20%

Entry requirements

A 2:1 honours degree in psychology. Candidates with non-standard qualifications but with relevant experience are welcome to apply.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £16200 Year 1
England £9860 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9860 Year 1
Scotland £9860 Year 1
Wales £9860 Year 1
International £16200 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Clinical Applications of Psychology at Kingston University - UCAS