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This unique programme is designed to provide you with an understanding of the core areas of psychology, as well as equip you with the clinical skills to work as a trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), as you will undertake full BPS accredited PWP training.
Psychology is a broad field which incorporates a number of different key areas of research including biological, clinical, cognitive, and developmental and social psychology. The BSc Applied Psychology (Clinical) programme has a dual focus that provides you with a broad knowledge across these core areas in addition to training you to work with patients suffering from mental health problems, mainly depression and anxiety, including diagnosis and treatment of these conditions.
Clinical research project and placement
During the programme you will undertake a clinical research project and placement which will allow you to put your knowledge into practice. As a student of the programme you will benefit from being part of a professional, research-led culture and environment, learning from experts in the field. The Clinical Placement provides you with the opportunity to work with a caseload of patients delivering Low Intensity Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) interventions in a clinical setting, to build up clinical hours towards becoming a qualified PWP after the training by completing more clinical hours under supervision.
Where will the programme take me?
Our MSci Applied Psychology (Clinical) programme provides the basic training requirements towards employment as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner. With additional relevant clinical experience, this programme could lead to accreditation as a PWP with the British Psychological Society or British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies soon after graduation.
As well as providing a platform for becoming a PWP, the programme will prepare you for a wide variety of careers. The programme will develop both your subject-specific and clinical competencies, and also your skills in communication, critical thinking and problem solving, data analysis and manipulation, teamwork, organisation, project management and independent learning.
This programme provides British Psychological Society (BPS) accreditation. BPS accreditation confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership, provided the minimum standard of a Lower Second Class Honours is achieved. This is the first step towards becoming a Chartered Psychologist.
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||University of Exeter (Exeter Campuses)|
This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
Excluding General Studies.
Science subject at Grade A or above required.
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||DDD||BTEC Extended Diplomas will be considered without GCE AL requirements: Applied Science; Health and Social Care; Sport and Exercise Science; Sport Science; Pharmaceutical Science. Applicants offering one of the above BTEC Extended Diplomas in lieu of the GCE A Level Science will also be required to have a grade B or 5 in GCSE English Language and Mathematics.|
|Access to HE Diploma||
D: 30 credits
M: 15 credits
|Pass the Access to HE Diploma with 30 L3 credits at Distinction grade and 15 L3 credits at Merit Grade. This must include 15 L3 credits at Distinction grade in a Science or related subject area. Please also see our GCSE requirements|
|Scottish Higher||AAAAB||Science subject at grade A required.|
|International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme||36 points||Applicants will be considered with IB 36 OR 666 in three Higher Level subjects. All applicants will be required to have HL Grade 6 or above in a Science.|
|Scottish Advanced Higher||AAB||Science subject at grade A required.|
GCSE Maths at grade B or 5.
Additional entry requirements
There will be a clinical placement within an NHS or other IAPT service setting in the fourth year of this programme. Given the exposure to patients, offers will be conditional upon successful completion of a self disclosure form and satisfying full health assessments. If a place is offered and accepted, students will be required to undergo an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) check in their second year prior to their Clinical Practice Placement. Students will not be able to begin their placements prior to the Disclosure receipt and it being deemed satisfactory.
English language requirements
GCSE English Language with a minimum pass of grade B or 5
For further details on our English Language requirements, please visit our website
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|