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.
Students may replace any one of the following modules with an appropriate and agreed 20 credit module from elsewhere in Hulls 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.
Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).
Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.
All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.