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Foundations of Clinical Psychology

MSc

Expert tuition

You’ll be taught by clinical psychologists and psychology staff

Placement opportunity

Gain valuable real-world experience through a relevant placement

Practical research

Enhance your research skills in a supportive environment

Location:
Stoke-on-Trent campus
Study option:
Full-time
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Duration:
13 Months
Start date:
16 September 2019
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This course is ideal for you if you’re looking to apply for assistant psychologist posts, or wish to follow further clinical psychology training routes. It’s also ideal for intercalating medical students or if you’re keen to pursue a research career.

This course will develop your knowledge of clinical psychology and your professional and research skills. You’ll be taught by clinical psychologists and psychology staff, and undertake a placement.

You’ll be based in our £30million Science Centre in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, complete with research labs and teaching spaces.

The Department of Psychology specialises in applied psychological research and teaching. Our work contributes to knowledge in the academic community as well as being relevant to practitioners, policy-makers and the wider community. We already run a suite of undergraduate psychology courses and a well-established Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, so have experienced staff to support you through your studies.

Please note that this course is subject to approval.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology

Course content

Modules

This map is an indicative list of compulsory modules for 2019/2020. The range of modules available, and the content of any individual module are subject to change in future years, and according to the mode of study, entry date, award type. In the event of any 2019-2020 compulsory modules changing, we will contact offer holders as soon as possible to inform or consult them as appropriate.

Year 1 compulsory modules
Clinical Psychology: Science and Experience
Community Perspectives in Clinical Psychology
Clinical and Therapeutic Skills
Placement
Psychological Research Methods
Dissertation

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for the award are normally a minimum of a 2:1 psychology degree (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), OR a merit in an MSc Psychology conversion course (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), or equivalent two good references to support the application.

Students whose first language is not English must have achieved Level 7 on all components of IELTS.

The entry requirements for the award are normally a minimum of a 2:1 psychology degree (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), OR a merit in an MSc Psychology conversion course (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), or equivalent two good references to support the application.

Students whose first language is not English must have achieved Level 7 on all components of IELTS.

Facilities

Careers

Graduates from the course may choose to continue with further training, including the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or (Stage 2) in Health Psychology, or a PhD. Graduates from our psychology masters courses have also gone on to pursue a range of careers including:

  • Research assistants
  • Systematic reviewers
  • Assistant psychologists
  • Roles in drug and alcohol support
  • Stop-smoking advisors

Teaching and assessment

Teaching

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

We know that everyone learns differently. So not only do we use traditional ways of teaching like lectures, we also use problem-based learning to help you apply your skills.

For this course, you'll:

  • Work with others on group work
  • Delve deeper into subject areas in workshops
  • Be expected to study independently

Our teaching is supported through our Virtual Learning Environment called Blackboard. This means you can access a range of materials to support your lectures wherever you are.

We’ll also assign you a supervisor to support you throughout your research project.

Assessment

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

There are two types of assessments: practice (also called formative) or formal (also called summative).

Practice assessments do not count towards your final mark. These are your chance to test your understanding – and learn how to improve for the real thing.

You’ll have formal assessments at the end of each module. These could include essays, exams, or portfolios.

Learning support

Your course tutors will provide lots of support. But you can also take advantage of our Academic Skills team, who can help you with:

  • Study skills (including reading, note-taking, presentation skills)
  • Written English (including punctuation, grammar)
  • Academic writing (including how to reference)
  • Research skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Revision, assessment and exam skills (including time management)

Additional support

If you have additional needs like dyslexia or a sensory impairment, then our AccessAbility Services are here to help make sure nothing stands in your way.

Feedback

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

We know that it’s important for you to be able to gauge your progress. So, your tutor will give you feedback on any practice assessments you do.

We usually give you feedback on formal assessments within 20 working days, but the format will vary for each module.

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Full time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£7,620 per course
International (Non-EU)
£12,750 per course

For the course starting on 16 September 2019 the tuition fees are:

Study option
Part time
UK / EU / Channel Islands
£3,803. per year of study

If you would like to know more about the fees listed and what this means to you then please get in touch with our Enquiries Team.

Alumni discount

If you have previously completed an undergraduate degree with us, you may be entitled to a discount off your course fee for any subsequent postgraduate taught course. For further information please contact Graduate Relations.

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Stoke-on-Trent campus
MSc
Full-time
16 September 2019

Rules and regulations

If you are offered a place at Staffordshire University, your offer will be subject to our rules, regulations and enrolment conditions, which may vary from time to time.

Students of Staffordshire University enter into a contract with us and are bound by these rules and regulations, which are subject to change. For more information, please see: University Policies and Regulations.

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