Ulster University

Ulster University

Applied Psychology (Mental Health and Psychological Therapies)

The programme provides an opportunity for students to enhance their skills and knowledge in areas of applied psychology related to mental health practice and research. It trains and equips students wishing to: enter further professional training in Clinical, Counselling, Educational or Forensic Psychology; become more employable for positions in the public and private sector (such as Assistant and Associate Psychologist posts, Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner posts, and Research Assistant/Analyst posts); pursue PhD research in the area of mental health. In addition, the course has gained full AFT accreditation for Foundation Level training in Family Therapy and Systemic Practice, and full BPS accreditation for Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner training. These can be taken as routes within the MSc programme.

Entry requirements

Applicants must hold at least a 2.1 degree in Psychology, which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Status with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI). Those with a 2.2 are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those who have some additional relevant clinical experience to add to their CV. For those students interested in undertaking Route 1 on the programme (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner), they will be selected through an interview process.

Course modules

Assessment methods

Assessment methods vary across the modules, dependent on their focus - students will undertake a selection of written assignments (essays, reflective commentaries, research reports) and assessed role-plays of clinical skills, as well as a smaller number of written examinations. All students will complete the MSc Research Project over the duration of their time on the programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 - 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Magee Campus Londonderry BT48 7JL Northern Ireland

Key information

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