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Applied Psychology - Mental Health and Psychological Therapies

Ulster University

12 months
15360 GBP/year
6410 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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Applied Psychology - Mental Health and Psychological Therapies degree offered at Ulster University provides an opportunity for students to enhance their skills and knowledge in areas of applied psychology related to mental health practice and research. 


Applied Psychology - Mental Health and Psychological Therapies degree offered at Ulster University trains and equips students wishing to:

  • Enter further professional training in Clinical, Counselling, Educational or Forensic Psychology;
  • Become more employable for positions in the public and private sector (such as Assistant and Associate Psychologist posts, and Research Assistant/Analyst posts);
  • Pursue PhD research in the area of mental health.


Currently, our graduating students are successful in acquiring Assistant Psychologist positions, which with experience is allowing people to apply for Associate Psychologist positions. Others are successful in gaining entry onto Professional Doctorate programmes in Clinical, Counselling and Educational Psychology. Our graduates also secure posts in research and PhD scholarships in Psychology across the UK and Ireland. In addition, students who undertake the accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) training strand within the course will be able to seek employment as a PWP.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Advanced Research Methods in Applied Psychology
  • Research Project
  • Professional Issues (with Community Engagement Project)
  • Child, Adolescent and Family Mental Health
  • Adult Mental Health
  • Family Therapy and Systemic Practice 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must hold at least a 2:1 degree in Psychology, which confers eligibility for the Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership with the British Psychological Society (BPS) or the Psychological Society of Ireland (PSI).
  • Only those with a primary degree in Psychology are eligible to apply. However, if you have a degree in another discipline, and feel strongly about making a career change into Psychology, you can apply to the British Psychological Society to undertake a Conversion Course in Psychology, which then gives you eligibility for Chartered Membership in the future. 
  • English Language Requirements
  • Those with a 2:2 are welcome to apply, but preference will be given to those who have some additional relevant clinical experience to add to their CV.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    15360 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 15360 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6410 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 6410 GBP per year during 12 months.
  • Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and EU Settlement Status fees: £6410

Living costs for Coleraine

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

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


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