Queen's University Belfast

Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism) (MSc)

Queen's University Belfast
In Belfast City

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Important information

Typology Master
Location Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
Duration 2 Years
Start Different dates available
  • Master
  • Belfast city (Northern Ireland)
  • Duration:
    2 Years
  • Start:
    Different dates available

This programme provides high quality training for psychology graduates and assistant/associate psychologists (or equivalent) in both the theoretical models of common mental health presentations and practical therapy skills that can be applied to multiple populations (eg. mental health, children, intellectual disability). The Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) provides students with skills in psychological assessment, formulation, and low intensity interventions (e.g., CBT).

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Where and when



Belfast City (County Antrim)
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University Road, BT7 1NN


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· Requirements

Essential criteria: 1. A 2:1 honours degree in psychology, or its equivalent, from a recognised university course, which confers the graduate basis for registration with the British Psychological Society. Applicants that have a 2:2 psychology degree but also a postgraduate psychology qualification may be considered. 2. A satisfactory level of personal and professional competence related to the course, as evidenced in a personal statement. Desirable criteria: 1. The applicant is currently employed, or will be by the time...

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What you'll learn on the course

Mental Health
Applied Psychology

Course programme

Course Details

All modules are year-long and run across both semesters.

PgDip Four compulsory modules:

Clinical Presentations
Foundations of Clinical Practice
Low-Intensity Psychological Interventions
Clinical Assessment and Formulation

Comprises the above modules in Year 1, plus a dissertation module in Year 2.

Assessment & Feedback

Units of assessment are associated with each module. These include two case studies, a critical literature review, a clinical practice portfolio, and, for the MSc, a dissertation.

Learning and Teaching

Teaching takes place in the mornings and afternoons (normally on Wednesdays or Thursdays)

Additional information

Whilst undertaking and graduating from the programme does not confer the threshold entry award for autonomous professional practice in clinical psychology, it does promote and quality-assure the knowledge and skills required to provide low-intensity psychological interventions, and provide excellent preparatory training for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programmes. Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative...

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