Gain foundation knowledge in clinical psychology theory and practice
As part of this MSc, you will gain an up-to-date knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, including research. You will study different ways of understanding mental health problems in adults and children, and share insights into relevant theories and the latest practice models applicable to the UK.
You will be introduced to the foundation skills of clinical psychology practice, including interviewing, observation and psychometric assessment.
You will also learn about research in healthcare, looking at issues such as research design, governance and ethical considerations before going on to conduct your own piece of research.
Studying clinical psychology at Bath means you will be joining our leading Department of Psychology. The research interests of our members span a broad range of clinically relevant topics, including ageing, common mental health problems, psychosis, autism, eating disorders, persistent physical symptoms, child maltreatment and trauma amongst others.
A student's story
Faiza Abdul explores the reasons she chose to study MSc Applied Clinical Psychology at Bath. She talks about her previous experience as an intern with the Department of Mental Health and Behavioural Sciences in India, why the course at Bath stood out to her, and her future plans to pursue a PhD within psychology.
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Learn from experts in the field
You’ll learn from experts in clinical psychology, as well as staff in the wider Department of Psychology community. Their passion, knowledge, experience and research shape their teaching to enhance your learning experience.
Use specialist facilities
The Department of Psychology is located in a new £30 million building.
You’ll be able to use this space for your seminars, group meetings and computer work. The building contains advanced psychology research facilities, including:
As an MSc Applied Clinical Psychology student, you’ll have access to an independent workspace in 10 West. This contains PCs and working spaces.
Gain important career skills
This course is intended for psychology graduates interested in careers as practitioners or researchers. It will also appeal to current health service professionals with a degree in psychology or a related discipline, who wish to enhance their skills and knowledge.
We provide comprehensive support for finding and preparing for graduate positions, placements, internships, and varied employment opportunities. This includes CV writing workshops, interview preparation and professional skills training. All of these skills will help to make you more suitable for employers and further postgraduate programmes.
You will leave this course with:
- excellent research skills that can be applied to primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings
- foundation knowledge of clinical psychology approaches, theories and models
- a strong foundation for further postgraduate training in clinical psychology or work as an assistant psychologist
Studying this course will set you up with the knowledge and professional skills required to move into a range of health service and research careers. It is particularly good preparation for work as an Assistant Psychologist, and a foundation for further postgraduate training or research in clinical psychology.
Recent graduates of this course have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, including:
- Assistant Psychologist
- Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner
- Mental Health Support Worker
- Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant
- Research Assistant
At organisations, such as:
- Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Foundation NHS Trust
- University of the West of England
- Oxfordshire Mind
- Tees, Esk, Wear and Valleys NHS Trust
- Elysium Healthcare
Many graduates have also gone on to become PhD students or to study the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) at different universities, including the University of Bath.
This course is not professionally accredited and will not provide you with a licence to practise.