• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration

About

As well as modules that develop your knowledge of the aetiology and treatment of a range of psychological disorders and behavioural problems, the course has a substantial research element.

In this Clinical Psychology programme from University of South Wales you will receive extensive training in research methods via a postgraduate statistics module and will complete a postgraduate dissertation in a related topic.

The programme has strong links with local NHS trusts and suitable students can benefit from dissertation and/or voluntary placement opportunities.

USW also has a Behaviour Analysis clinic, where students can participate in in-house supervised voluntary experience.

Facilities

Facilities include observation and interview rooms equipped with a two-way mirror, CCTV and audio, which allows research and interview practice sessions to be conducted and recorded.

The Cognitive Neuropsychology Suite houses specialist psychology equipment such as eye tracking equipment, EEG (electroencephalogram) and ECG (electrocardiogram) facilities for recording electrical activity in the heart and scalp and a driving simulator.

The Psychology technicians are happy to help students wishing to use this equipment for their researcj projects and dissertations.

Careers

This is a taught Clinical Psychology Masters programme and completion will not qualify you to practice as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK, nor guarantee acceptance onto a DClinPsy course. 

The skills that you develop will, however, enhance applications for professional training programmes, Assistant Psychologist posts, and Research Assistant posts in clinical settings and set you apart from applicants who have only an undergraduate Psychololgy degree. Students can also progress to a PhD.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Interventions
  • History, Concepts and Controversies in Mental Health 
  • Research Methods in Clinical Psychology
  • Perspectives on Psychological Disorders 
  • Addictions, Dependency, Deviance
  • Research Methods in Clinical Psychology 
  • Dissertation

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: Lower Second Class

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to Lower Second Class on the UK Honour scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on the UK Honour scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • A minimum 2:2 Honours degree in Psychology or Psychology major/joint honours.
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check and/or a Research Passport may be required for completion of the dissertation element of this course. Assistance will be given by the University for DBS checks and applications for Research Passports.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    13400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 13400 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9000 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9000 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
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Part-time UK and EU:  £1000 per 20 credits

Funding

You can apply for a postgraduate loan as a contribution towards your course and living costs.

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