On this course you will learn about the different explanations for mental health problems, how they can be treated and how service users and carers can shape mental health services.
You will be introduced to key concepts in clinical psychology such as patient assessment, formulation and professional and ethical conduct. There is an emphasis on practical skills and reflective practice throughout the course in addition to studying topics such as addiction, psychosis, cognitive and emotional impairments, and depression.
- 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers)
- This course is accredited by the British Psychological Society
You will be taught via lectures and seminars, but also student-centric models such as problem-based learning, using your own psychological knowledge to address realistic issues. You will learn how to conduct psychological research and throughout the course will carry out your own research.
Assessment methods include traditional essays, exams and case studies. Extensive feedback is provided, both formatively through one-to-one student-lecturer meetings during seminars and summatively on submitted assignments. Our feedforward system will help you to identify the key components for you to work on and how you can achieve this.
Graduates can go on to become Assistant Psychologists who can earn between £19,400 and £28,700 in the NHS. Graduates who complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology can work as Clinical Psychologists, with salaries in the NHS ranging from £31,700-£67,200.
Clinical Psychologists can be employed in hospitals, health centres, community mental health teams, and in social services. The role often involves completing clinical assessments to investigate the problems a person is experiencing (eg anxiety, depression, addiction, or learning difficulties) and delivering therapy that aims to address those problems.
Alternative career paths
Clinical Psychologists are usually employed in hospitals, health centres and community health care teams. However, many of our graduates go on to follow non-psychology career routes in social work, public services, HR and teaching due to the highly transferable skills you will gain.