M.Sc. On Campus

Foundations in Clinical Psychology

Canterbury Christ Church University

12 months
14500 GBP/year
8250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The MSc Foundations in Clinical Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University will prepare you to undertake doctoral training in clinical psychology, or other mental health disciplines, and provides a stepping stone towards a rewarding career.


The course in Foundations in Clinical Psychology from Canterbury Christ Church University includes specialised teaching from qualified clinical psychologists and after successful completion you will have gained an in-depth knowledge of theory, practice and research in clinical psychology. A discipline that involves the application of the scientific theory and principles of psychology to help in the understanding and alleviation of psychological distress and dysfunction, and in promoting well-being.

This MSc programme is provided in collaboration with the Salomons Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, which is part of Canterbury Christ Church University. The MSc is designed for psychology graduates who are considering pursuing training in clinical psychology, and includes the provision of specialised teaching from qualified clinical psychologists.

All about the course

You will develop a sound and critical understanding of the theory and application of the core theoretical models on which clinical psychology draws. This will include a knowledge of explanatory theoretical models of the development and maintenance of a range of presenting psychological problems that people may experience throughout the lifespan, as well as critical consideration of approaches to the classification of psychological problems. 

You will also gain a sound understanding of clinical psychology assessment, formulation, intervention and evaluation across a range of theoretical models, client groups, presenting problems and organisational contexts. 

In addition, you will develop a reflective and critical understanding of developmental, social, cultural, and organisational contexts and their impact on individuals and the delivery of psychological services. This includes the importance of being aware of diversity when providing clinical assessment and intervention, as well as an understanding of the importance and nature of service-user perspectives. 

You will study a number of modules, as described below; (it should be noted that this course structure is provisional and subject to change). All modules are compulsory.

Your future career

The aim of the programme is to provide you with a detailed understanding and knowledge of the theory and practice of clinical psychology, in preparation for potentially undertaking doctoral training in clinical psychology, or training in other mental health-related disciplines. It therefore serves as a potential stepping stone towards a career in clinical psychology or mental health.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Models of Clinical Psychology and Psychological Problems
  • Assessment, Treatment and Clinical Skills
  • Psychological Problems Through the Lifespan
  • Professional, Ethical and Service-Related Issues
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Advanced Research Methods and Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
Upper Second Class

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • You will need to have an undergraduate degree at 2.1 or above in Psychology that confers Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) with the British Psychological Society (BPS).
  • Applicants whose native language is not English must satisfy the University's requirements for English language proficiency (IELTS 6.5, or higher, or TOEFL 570/230, or higher).
  • If English is not your first language you require an IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no element below 6.0.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    14500 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 14500 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    8250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

Living costs for Canterbury

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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