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MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology & Health Services

Goldsmiths, University of London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 2 years Duration

  • Part Time Study Mode

  • £4520.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

This innovative MSc programme aims to provide students with a strong knowledge and experience base for progressing to health service careers, particularly those looking to become clinical psychologists and clinical psychology researchers.

The Masters will equip you with an up to date knowledge of relevant theory and practical issues in UK mental health services, and develop the knowledge and skills necessary to undertake research and development in academic and healthcare settings. Students will also have the opportunity to complete a work placement in an applied setting, providing valuable skills and experience that will aid career development. 

This programme is intended for graduates in Psychology or related disciplines who are interested in progressing to careers in the health professions as practitioners, researchers or managers, and current health service professionals with a degree in Psychology or related disciplines who wish to enhance skills and knowledge in the areas covered by the programme as part of their continuing professional development. This programme is also intended for those who may want to pursue a postgraduate research degree in areas related in clinical psychology. Please note, however, that the MSc itself does not lead to a clinical qualification.

This innovative MSc programme aims to provide students with a strong knowledge and experience base for progressing to health service careers, particularly those looking to become clinical psychologists and clinical psychology researchers. The Masters will equip you with an up to date knowledge of relevant theory and practical issues in UK mental health services, and...

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Course Content

The programme comprises two pathways: an Applied Clinical Psychology an a Research in Clinical Psychology pathway undertaken over one year of full-time study, or two years equivalent part-time study. All students on both pathways will complete the following core modules:

Core modules

  • Understanding and Treating Psychological Disorders
  • Professional Issues in Clinical Psychology
  • Statistical Methods
  • Research Design and Analysis
  • Research Project

For the remaining modules, students will need to choose between the two pathways on the programme.

Students on the Applied Clinical Psychology pathway complete the following module:

• Professional Practice

The key feature of this module is a 35 day work placement in a setting relevant to clinical psychology. This pathway would suit students with limited work experience in areas related to clinical psychology, and who would like to develop a career in a more applied setting.

Students on the Research in Clinical Psychology pathway complete the following modules:

• Advanced Quantitative Methods

• Applied Research Design in Clinical Psychology

• Statistical Data Analysis Project

These modules are designed to provide students with more advanced research knowledge and skills. This pathway would suit students who would like to progress to further postgraduate study, particularly a PhD or DClinPsy, where research skills are key, and/or those students who already have substantial work experience in areas related to clinical psychology.

The programme comprises two pathways: an Applied Clinical Psychology an a Research in Clinical Psychology pathway undertaken over one year of full-time study, or two years equivalent part-time study. All students on both pathways will complete the following core modules: Core...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

Classroom

New Cross, London

Full Time, 1 year

September, 2020

£9040.00

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Classroom

New Cross, London

Part Time, 2 years

September, 2020

£4520.00

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Entry Requirements

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Psychology or a related subject (eg health studies, neuroscience) with a research component. Applications from international students are welcome. International students will be required to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or a health-related subject.

International qualifications

We accept a wide range of international qualifications. Find out more about the qualifications we accept from around the world.

If English isn’t your first language, you will need an IELTS score (or equivalent English language qualification) of 6.5 with a 6.5 in writing and no element lower than 6.0 to study this programme. If you need assistance with your English language, we offer a range of courses that can help prepare you for postgraduate-level study.

You should have (or expect to be awarded) an undergraduate degree of at least upper second class standard in Psychology or a related subject (eg health studies, neuroscience) with a research component. Applications from international students are welcome. International students will be required to have an undergraduate degree or equivalent in Psychology or a health-related...

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Assessment Methods

Written and multiple-choice examinations, essay coursework, oral presentation, research dissertation.

Written and multiple-choice examinations, essay coursework, oral presentation, research dissertation.

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