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Clinical Applications of Psychology - MSc (Full-Time, 2019 Entry)

The MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology is designed for those who plan to apply for admission to doctoral training programmes in Clinical Psychology and can help to strengthen your credentials for the competitive entry process.

The taught components of the course include modules on research methods tailored to clinical applications, evidence based practice in adult, older adult, and child/adolescent populations, learning disabilities, and clinical case analysis. Teaching provision is shared between academics with research interests in the relevant topics and practising clinicians with current experience in Psychology services within the NHS.

The practical component of the course is a six-month research/audit placement in a local NHS trust that maintains a training relationship with our doctoral programme.

*This course is not open to Overseas students.

Related Degrees:

Core Modules:

    • Experimental Design and Data Collection
    • Advanced Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis
    • Clinical Psychology in Adult and Older Adult Mental Health
    • Clinical Child & Adolescent Psychology
    • Case Study Seminar
    • Audit Placement Project

    For more information on the modules listed above, visit the department website.

    * The modules mentioned above may be subject to change. Please read our terms and conditions for more detailed information.


    Lectures and seminars and we hold additional workshops for practical study. You will have an average of 8-10 hours of lectures and 2-4 hours of seminars per week in term 1. In terms 2 and 3, students complete their seminar study and undertake a six month NHS research placement, three days a week.

    Contact Hours:

    Term 1 will consist of 8-10 hours of lectures and 2-4 hours of seminars per week.

    Term 2 you will be out on placement for 3 days a week.

    Class Sizes:

    Average classes will consist of 14 students.


    Written clinical case evaluation reports, design exercises focusing on clinical research, statistical analyses, qualitative analysis, open book examinations and a service related project.

    Our graduates have gone on to work in the following job roles:

    • Assistant Psychologist
    • Trainee Clinical Psychologist Mental Health Support Worker
    • IAPT Worker

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    Essential information

    Course Code



    Full-time: 1 year

    (September 2019 - September 2020)

    Entry Requirements

    A good 2:i undergraduate Psychology degree recognised by the British Psychological Society

    English Language Requirements

    Band B

    IELTS overall score of 7.0, minimum component scores of two at 6.0/6.5 and the rest at 7.0 or above.

    Department of Study


    Location of Study

    University of Warwick

    Course Fees

    See Student Finance


    In 2017/18, we allocated approximately £36 million in scholarship funding to postgraduate students. The University is also part of a number of prestigious government Scholarship schemes, including Chevening, Fulbright, Commonwealth and Marshall. For more information click here.

    Additional Course Costs

    No additional course costs.

    Find out more about fees and funding on the University website.


    How to Apply

    Department website

    Get a PG Prospectus


    This information is applicable for 2019 entry.