Postgraduate

Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc

Full time: 12 months

Profile

This course will introduce you to clinical psychology. You'll learn through expert-led clinical, health and forensic psychology, cultural and historical perspectives on mental health issues, and research apprenticeships.

The Foundations in Clinical Psychology MSc is aimed at students who have had little exposure to clinical psychology in their first degree and for intercalating MBBS students. It provides you with the knowledge, understanding and skills required for careers in the clinical psychology sectors.

The course provides you with a sound basis to apply for an assistant psychologist post. It will also provide the necessary academic and research skills for you to apply for further training, if you have the relevant work experience. This might include vocational training eg doctoral training in Clinical Psychology, training as a Forensic Psychologist or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) programmes.

You also benefit from this course if you are a Psychology graduate who is keen to pursue a research career in the clinical aspects of psychology, including clinically-oriented PhDs.

As a student on this course you will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • theories, research methods, history, culture of clinical psychology
  • assessing and synthesising information and formulating arguments
  • professional contexts in which clinical psychologists work
  • ethical issues and legislation
  • conditions, aetiology, maintaining factors, interventions and therapies associated with clinical psychology
  • the link between stress, health and illness

Delivery

This course is taught and based on the Newcastle campus and delivered by the School of Psychology.  You are typically expected to attend 12 hours of contact time per week with an additional 28 hours of independent study per week. These times will vary depending on the modules taken.

Teaching is normally delivered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, there may occasionally be sessions on other days particularly in Semester 2.

The MSc comprises taught modules and a supervised project and dissertation. The academic content of this programme is centred on forensic psychology, wellbeing and psychopathology. The research component is rooted in psychological methodology.

The MSc draws upon existing postgraduate programmes and expertise within the School of Psychology and Faculty of Medical Sciences. Existing programmes include:  Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsychol);  Low Intensity Psychological Therapies, PGCert; Forensic Psychology, MScCognitive Behavioural Therapy for Anxiety Disorders, PGCertCognitive Behavioural Therapy, PGDip and Neuroscience, MRes.

Student Profile

The opportunities at Newcastle are amazing: between the Royal Victoria Infirmary and the contact with professionals through the course, gaining insight to areas you are interested in is easy.

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Module changes

Module changes

Modules change annually to take account of:

  • changing staff expertise
  • developments in the discipline
  • the requirements of external bodies and partners
  • student feedback.

Most module information for 2018 entry will be available from mid-May 2018.

Fees & Funding

2018-2019 fees

The fees displayed here are per course.

MSc

UK

Full time: £7,200

EU

Full time: £7,200

International

Full time: £21,000

Find out more about our tuition fees, including how to pay them and available discounts.

EU students starting at Newcastle in 2018 will pay the UK (Home) tuition fee for the full duration of their course.

Funding opportunities

Entry Requirements

A 2:1 honours degree or international equivalent in psychology or a related subject. We are looking for students who have:

  • performed consistently well throughout their degree
  • evidence of research excellence

Find out the equivalent qualifications for your country.

Use the drop down above to find your country. If your country isn't listed please email: international.recruitment@ncl.ac.uk for further information.

English Language Requirements

To study this course you need to meet the following English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-skills).

10 week Pre-sessional English Language courses are accepted as an alternative entry to this course.

Our typical English Language requirements are listed as IELTS scores but we also accept a wide range of English Language tests.

The equivalent academic qualifications that we accept are listed on our country pages.

How to Apply

Use our Applicant Portal to apply for your course. We have a step-by-step guide to help you.

Start dates

The course starts in September. There is no application closing date for this course.

We suggest international students apply at least two months before the course starts. This is so that you have enough time to make the necessary arrangements.

Deposit

If you live outside the UK/EU you must:

  • pay a deposit of £1,500
  • or submit an official letter of sponsorship

The deposit is payable after you receive an offer to study at Newcastle University. The deposit is non-refundable, but is deducted from your tuition fees when you register.

Contact

Lynne Davison
Programme Administrator
School of Psychology
Telephone: +44 (0) 191 208 8494
Email: masters.director@ncl.ac.uk

Student Profile

I like the dissertation part as I’ve enjoyed the academic research. The School of Psychology is known for its research so I feel well supported in my work.

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