M.Sc. On Campus

Foundations of Clinical Psychology

University of Southampton

12 months
25400 GBP/year
9250 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Foundations of Clinical Psychology MSc course at the University of Southampton offers a curriculum in which the central aim is to provide an educational experience which sets the profession of Clinical Psychology into a European and International context.


Course Details

Home students on this clinical psychology related MSc will have an appreciation of international professional issues and international students will gain an understanding of how to apply the principles of clinical psychology to developing service provision in their home countries, as well as gaining an understanding of service provision within the UK. This Foundations of Clinical Psychology MSc course at the University of Southampton will serve as an academic stepping stone to completion of a PhD in Psychology and will supplement students’ experience for application to professional training offered by Doctoral Programmes in Clinical Psychology. This programme is approved by The British Psychological Society Learning Centre for the purposes of Continuing Professional Development (CPD). Foundations of Clinical Psychology is offered by University of Southampton.

Start on a rewarding and knowledge enhancing path towards a career as a psychologist with the MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology at the University of Southampton. 

Learn more about the key therapy skills of a clinical psychologist and their application in a multi-cultural setting, along with leadership and management skills for work in all sectors. Begin your journey in applying psychology to working with people through the MSc Foundations of Clinical Psychology.

Career Opportunities

Graduates go on to employment in academia as well as pursuing PhDs at universities including Southampton, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Warwick, the Institute of Psychiatry and UNICAF University in Zambia. Several have gone on to study for professional qualifications in clinical/counselling psychology and many have found work in the NHS and caring professions as Assistant Psychologists or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioners (PWPs). Other students have applied their skills in NGOs or government settings.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Clinical Psychology
  • Therapeutic Skills
  • Leadership and Management
  • CBT Theory & Skills
  • CBT for Anxiety and Depression
  • Research Design and Practice
  • Applied Research Methods: Qualitative Methods
  • Applied Research Methods: Statistical Analysis of Comparisons & Group Differences
  • Applied Research Methods (ARM): Correlational Methods

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

You'll need:

  • a 2:1 degree in psychology
  • a 2:1 in all statistics modules
  • relevant experience in a mental health setting

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25400 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25400 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.
  • National

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 9250 GBP for the full programme during 12 months.

EU and international students pay £25,400.

Living costs for Southampton

697 - 1093 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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