This MSc programme aims to equip graduates who have had little exposure to clinical and health psychology in their first degree, with the knowledge and skills required to obtain employment, or to be accepted on to a vocational training course, in these sectors. For example, the programme will provide a sound basis for graduates who want to apply for an assistant psychologist post, or for those who have the relevant work experience to apply for further training, but who need to enhance their academic and research skills. This might include those wishing to undertake vocational training, eg doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, and Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes. Psychology graduates who are keen to pursue a research career in the clinical aspects of psychology, including clinically-oriented PhDs, will also benefit from this MSc. The programme is also designed for intercalating MBBS students.
Core modulesYou will take the following compulsory modules:PSY8034 Professional Issues in Clinical, Health and Forensic PsychologyPSY8035 Research Methods in Clinical and Health PsychologyPSY8036 Clinical and Health Psychology: Cultural and Historical IssuesPSY8038 Health Psychology and Principles of Behaviour ChangePSY8037 DissertationOptional modulesYou will take three optional modules from the following: PSY8039 Physical Activity and HealthPSY8040 Research ApprenticeshipPSY8041 Psychopathology and PharmacologyPSY8042 Fundamental Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (e-learning)PSY8043 Fundamental Principles of Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (e-learning)PSY8044 Disorders of Development: A Psychological PerspectiveModules might change for your year of entry.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.