Anglia Ruskin University

Anglia Ruskin University

Foundations in Clinical Psychology

For those students who are looking to pursue a career as a qualified psychologist, or in related mental health areas, our course gives them the preparation for further clinical psychology training. Students learn to assess and understand the complex issues many people living with mental health problems suffer from, examining ways to help manage these and find appropriate treatment. Studentsgraduate with both the theoretical knowledge and practical tools to work within mental health services and clinical psychology, as well as be equipped with the skills to apply scientific and research methods.

Entry requirements

The minimum entry requirements must be equivalent to a 2.1 undergraduate degree in Psychology or other closely related discipline. An interview is required for students with a Graduate Basis for Recognition (GBR) 2.2 undergraduate degree in Psychology. An IELTS of 7 points or equivalent should be achieved for students whose 1st language is not English. Where there is no clear equivalence decisions are made by the admissions staff. The study of Psychology at degree level requires the understanding and application of scientific methodology throughout the course and so applicants who can demonstrate an aptitude for logical thinking, an interest in scientific methodology and a reasonable level of numeracy are preferred.

Course modules

Core modules: Issues in scientific research; adult psychopathology: assessment and diagnosis; quantitative research methods; clinical formulation and treatment; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Students have the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge through a range of methods including essays, exams, portfolios, presentations, debates, data analysis and a dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (home fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 11,000 per Academic year (overseas fees) 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 5,850 per Academic year (EU fees) 12 months
MSc Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (home fees) 28 months
MSc Part-time £ 2,925 per Academic year (EU fees) 28 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Cambridge Campus Cambridge CB1 1PT East of England

Key information

Anglia Ruskin University
Telephone number: 
01245 686868