|Study location||United Kingdom, Treforest Campus|
|Type||Master courses, full-time|
|Nominal duration||1 years|
|Tuition fee||£8,000 per year|
Undergraduate diploma (or higher)
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.
IELTS: 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in each component)
At least 2 reference(s) must be provided.
Academic recommendations – written on letterhead paper and signed
A motivation letter must be added to your application.
This Clinical Psychology masters offers a comprehensive grounding in the understanding of mental health problems.
As well as modules that develop your knowledge of the aetiology and treatment of a range of psychological disorders and behavioural problems, the course has a substantial research element.
You will receive extensive training in research methods via a postgraduate statistics module and will complete a postgraduate dissertation in a related topic.
We have strong links with local NHS trusts and suitable students can benefit from dissertation and/or voluntary placement opportunities.
USW also has a Behaviour Analysis clinic, where students can participate in in-house supervised voluntary experience.
Clinical psychology doctorate programmes: These are extremely popular and competitive training courses and successful applicants are likely to have work experience in an appropriate setting as well as suitable qualifications. Applied research experience such as the collection of psychological data from an appropriate population will be a useful addition to an application for further training. The extensive research training and applied dissertation completed in this MSc programme will contribute to more robust applications to Clinical doctorate programmes.
Assistant Psychologist posts: These are sought after positions with many applicants for every post; not least because experience as an Assistant Psychologist can help support an application to clinical doctorate training programmes. Successful completion of this MSc programme will suggest a commitment to a career in clinical psychology as well as the development of skills and knowledge that are more advanced than those gained during an undergraduate degree.
Research Assistant posts: Excellent psychological research is extremely important in the field of clinical psychology. The extensive research focus and the dissertation completed in this programme will provide graduates with a range of research skills including the ability to critically evaluate literature, research, and applications in the field of clinical psychology, as well as experience in designing, conducting, writing up, and disseminating good quality psychological research. These are transferable skills that will be valued in a range of Research Assistant posts.