University of Hull

University of Hull

Clinical Applications of Psychology

An increasing awareness of mental health issues has created a growing and substantial need, both locally and nationally, for more mental health practitioners which this MSc programme has been designed to help meet. It offers an advanced grounding in the psychology of adult mental health and is designed to provide knowledge and experience relevant to a career as a mental health practitioner. The course paves the way to train as a chartered health psychologist, but it is important to note that it does not confer a licence to practise. You will strengthen your research skills and learn what is required to practise professionally. Students gain an understanding of the backdrop of current thinking on the nature of mental health, its psychological and neurological causation, and the best evidence-based interventions. You will learn how to apply this knowledge to treat a variety of mental health problems. The teaching staff bring a depth of experience to this course which our students have always valued. The programme is enriched by our close working relationships with the Hull Clinical Psychology Training Programme, and with local health and social care services.

Entry requirements

You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:1 Psychology degree, or a similar degree in a closely allied discipline. Applicants hoping to use the degree to support a future application to Clinical Psychology Training should note that such training courses require a 2:1 Honours British Psychological Society accredited degree and this MSc degree may not compensate for that requirement;
You should also have a minimum of 30 hours of paid or voluntary work experience relevant to the content of the programme.;
International applicants - Competence in English is required for international students. For example: IELTS with 6.0 overall with 5.5 in each skill; previous study in English is accepted; candidates that do not meet the language requirements may take an English course at the University of Hull prior to entering the programme.

Course modules

Core modules

Research Methods for Psychology
Mental Health in Practice: in-depth study of a specific topic, including a placement

Professional Practice and Communication Skills

Theories of Mental Health
Psychological Interventions

Empirical dissertation

Assessment methods

Study is full-time over one year and comprises two semesters of taught modules. One module during the second semester includes a placement, followed by an individual empirical research project supervised by a member of staff over the summer.

Students are taught how to design, plan and conduct health related research and how to evaluate papers, theories, findings and methods used within health psychology. Learning takes place in lectures, seminars, laboratories and through directed personal study.
Empirical dissertation

This module aims to enhance students' independent research skills for designing, planning, conducting, analysing and writing up a research project relevant to clinical psychology; develop your critical, in-depth knowledge of a specific area of clinical psychology; and increase your academic analytical and writing skills.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (EU) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 15,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 5,200 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Hull Campus Hull HU6 7RX Yorkshire and the Humber

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