Clinical Applications of Psychology

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Local:$ 6.36 k / Year(s) Foreign:$ 18.7 k / Year(s)  
501–600 place StudyQA ranking:6274 Duration:12 months

This programme is designed to provide knowledge and experience relevant to a career as a mental health practitioner, including a possible future application to train as a Chartered Health Psychologist, and to develop students’ knowledge and experience of the psychology of mental health. It does not confer any license to practice.

There is substantial local and national need for more mental health practitioners, because mental health problems are more widely recognized than they used to be. Moreover, psychological wellbeing is an important factor in a wide range of physical health issues, including health compromising behaviours, the effective management of long-term health conditions, and healthy aging.

During this MSc you will improve your research skills, and learn what is required to practice professionally as a psychologist or other mental health practitioner. You will also learn how to apply psychological knowledge to form interventions for a variety of mental health problems and issues, and acquire a good knowledge of current thinking about the nature of mental health, its psychological and neurological causation, and what the best evidence-based interventions are for mental health problems.

Study is full-time over one year starting in September 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.

The knowledge, skills and experience acquired are not only relevant to careers in clinical psychology, but also to other careers in mental health. Learning takes place in lectures, seminars, laboratories, via directed personal study and during a placement, as well as during the design, conduct, analysis and write-up of an empirical research project.

On this programme, you acquire knowledge of psychology relevant to mental health, learn how to do mental health research, understand the nature of evidence-based practice in clinical psychology, develop the knowledge and skills underpinning professional practice as a psychologist – including the ability to reflect on practice – and ethical and confidential practice. There will also be the opportunity for you to increase your experience and skills relating to working with people and health and social care organisations.

Core modules

  • Design and Statistics
  • Case Studies in Mental Health
  • 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.

Optional modules

Students may replace any one of the following modules with an appropriate and agreed 20 credit module from elsewhere in Hull’s postgraduate catalogue: Case Studies in Mental Health; Theories of Mental Health; Psychological Interventions

Attendance - Full-time


tYou are assessed by a variety of methods, including computer-based assessments, essays, examinations and dissertation/project work.

You should have, or expect to obtain, a 2:2 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 students (language requirements) If your first language is not English, you will be required to provide acceptable evidence of your English language proficiency English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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