12 months full time
Fees per academic year 2014-15
UK and EU: full time £5,500
International: full time £15,490
More information is available about tuition fees and discounts.
This new 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.
The MSc comprises taught modules and a supervised project and dissertation. The academic content of this programme is centred on the psychology of health, wellbeing and psychopathology. The research component is rooted in psychological methodology.
The MSc draws upon the existing postgraduate programmes and expertise within the School of Psychology and Faculty of Medical Sciences. Existing programmes include: Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol) ; IAPT programmes (High Intensity Psychological Therapies, PGDip; Low Intensity Psychological Therapies, PGCert; Neuroscience, MRes; and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, PGDip.
Find out more detailed information about the programme modules.
Normally, at least an upper second-class Honours degree, or international equivalent, in psychology or a related subject.
Please note that if you subsequently wish to undertake doctoral training in clinical psychology, you will need to have gained Graduate Basis for Registration of the British Psychological Society from a previous degree.
Applicants whose first language is not English will require an overall IELTS score of 7, with a minimum score of 7.0 for each sub section, TOEFL 100 (internet-based) or equivalent.
Our INTO Newcastle University Centre can provide extra tuition to help you meet the University's English language requirements.
The UK Border Agency (UKBA) has rules for international students regarding minimum English language requirements.
International Students, consult your own government for funding. The University offers International Scholarships, and there are funding opportunities by external organisations available.
Students should consult their employers for sponsorship opportunities.
Visit our postgraduate application site.
There is no closing date for this programme. However, international students applying for September 2014 entry should apply by Friday 11 July 2014 to ensure that they have time to put appropriate arrangements in place.
Please note: As a formal condition of the offer to study at Newcastle University, students from outside the UK/EU are required to pay a deposit of £1,500 or submit an official letter of sponsorship for their chosen programme. The deposit payment is non refundable, but will be deducted from tuition fees upon registration.