M.Sc. On Campus

Foundations of Clinical Psychology

11 months
15000 GBP/full
8245 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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The M.S. in Foundations of Clinical Psychology at Staffordshire University is ideal for you if you’re looking to apply for assistant psychologist posts, or wish to follow further clinical psychology training routes. It’s also ideal for intercalating medical students or if you’re keen to pursue a research career.


The Foundations of Clinical Psychology course offered by Staffordshire University will develop your knowledge of clinical psychology and your professional and research skills. You’ll be taught by clinical psychologists and psychology staff, and undertake a placement.

You’ll be based in our £30million Science Centre in the heart of Stoke-on-Trent, complete with research labs and teaching spaces.

The Department of Psychology specialises in applied psychological research and teaching. Our work contributes to knowledge in the academic community as well as being relevant to practitioners, policy-makers and the wider community. We already run a suite of undergraduate psychology courses and a well-established Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, so have experienced staff to support you through your studies.


Graduates from the course may choose to continue with further training, including the Professional Doctorate in Clinical Psychology or a PhD. Graduates from our psychology masters courses have also gone on to pursue a range of careers including:

  • Research assistants
  • Systematic reviewers
  • Assistant psychologists
  • Roles in drug and alcohol support
  • Stop-smoking advisors

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Psychology: Science and Experience 
  • Community Perspectives in Clinical Psychology 
  • Applied Therapeutic And Clinical Skills
  • Psychological Research Methods 
  • Dissertation 
  • Applied Psychology Placement

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 11 months
  • Part-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • The earlier you apply, the better.


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum of a 2:1 psychology degree (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), OR a merit in an MSc Psychology conversion course (recognised by the British Psychological Society as providing the Graduate Basis for Chartership), or equivalent two good references to support the application.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15000 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15000 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
  • National

    8245 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8245 GBP for the full programme during 11 months.
  • Study option UK / Channel Islands Part-time £4,118. per year of study

Living costs for Stoke-on-Trent

550 - 850 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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