Newman University, Birmingham

Degree level: Postgraduate

Clinical Applications of Psychology (Taught)

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Course summary

The MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology provides modules in aspects of psychology relevant to clinical practice, for students who are intending to apply to Doctoral programmes in clinical psychology or study a PhD. Whilst there is no guarantee that students will ultimately be successful in gaining entry to Doctoral programmes or a PhD, this course is also intended to strengthen your credentials and enable you to get the most out of your relevant experience. It is expected that most students accepted onto the MSc will be currently working in clinically relevant posts, such as psychology assistants, nursing assistants or therapy aides. As with other current Masters Degrees in Clinical Psychology this MSc is not BPS accredited. “This course occupies a niche in higher education in psychology that does not seem to be filled elsewhere: a grounding in clinical psychology theory and research that can support and provide an additional dimension to the experience of psychology graduates who are aiming to go on in the future to train in clinical or other related areas of applied psychology. The syllabus has been carefully designed to meet the course aims. The outcomes can be demonstrated in the level of performance of the students (and also in their reported success in gaining places on Doctorate courses).” External Examiner Why study this course?

  • Part-time programme.
  • Delivered online with only one compulsory campus based induction workshop.
  • The online nature allows students to continue to work alongside their studies.
  • The delivery mode enables students to be geographically widespread.
  • The programme is designed to strengthen student’s credentials for those who are intending to apply to Doctoral training programmes within Clinical Psychology.
  • There are no examinations on this programme, all assessments are course work based.
  • The applied nature of this course makes it valuable for any Psychology graduate wishing to develop their skills.
  • The programme will provide students with the opportunity to study at post-graduate level several key topics related to the current practice of clinical psychology in the United Kingdom.

Course details


Please refer to the Newman University website for more details.

Assessment method

The programme aims to develop subject specific knowledge and understanding, subject specific skills and competences, and generic transferable skills, and assessments are geared to demonstrate these. Throughout the programme both formative and summative assessments are utilised. The programme will incorporate a mixture of assessments such as case studies, reports, portfolios, presentations, proposals and quizzes.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

Entry requirements

A minimum of a 2:2 degree in Psychology conferring GBC from the BPS. Applicants will also be expected to demonstrate relevant work experience as part of their application International Students: Newman University is not licenced by the UK Government to sponsor migrant students under the Student route and is therefore unable to accept applications from international students at present.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £1060* Module
Northern Ireland £1060* Module
Scotland £1060* Module
Wales £1060* Module

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

Please note that the course fee for September 2022 will be confirmed later this year, and will be updated on the course page in due course. For reference the fee per credit 20 module in September 2021 was £1,060.00. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Clinical Applications of Psychology at Newman University, Birmingham - UCAS