Kingston University London - Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc

Kingston University London

Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc

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.

Please note the course does not lead to a direct professional qualification as a clinical psychologist, or guarantee entry to doctoral-level training in clinical or counselling psychology.

Reasons to choose Kingston University

  • You may gain practical experience through a work placement. The University has links with charities, community groups and hospitals.
  • 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.

Entry Requirements

  • A 2:1 honours degree in psychology.

  • IELTS of 6.5 overall with 7.0 in writing and at least 6.0 in all other elements.

Career Prospects

The Clinical Applications of Psychology MSc helps to prepare you for further training and roles such as:

  • Assistant psychologist
  • IAPT training as a psychological well-being practitioner
  • Doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology
  • Research Assistant in Psychology
  • Doctoral (PhD level) research training in psychology

Course Details

You will study four core, 30 credit, modules plus a Psychology Dissertation, worth 60 credits.

1 Year

Psychology Dissertation
Research Design and Analysis
Psychopathology Across the Life Span
Clinical Applications of Psychology
Professional Practice

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