MSc

Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism) (MSc)

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Key Programme Information

Entry Year

2017

Programme length *

2 year(s)

Places available

10

Attendance

Part-Time

Faculty

Engineering and Physical Sciences

School

Psychology

* MSc: 2 years part-time. Same contact time as Diploma in Year 1 and then contact time is a half-day per week in Year 2. PgDip: 1 year part-time, entailing 1 contact day per week at the University within term-time, plus one 3-week block.

Overview

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).
The Masters in Science (MSc) develops skills in conducting health service research.

 

Why Queen's?

This programme provides practical skills and understanding in assessment and intervention of mental health difficulties in a variety of clinical populations.

Successful applicants are required to pay only 20 per cent of actual fees if Department of Health bursary funding is available.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Visit the Applied Psychology FAQ page on the School of Psychology website for more detailed information.

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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

MSc:
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)

Entry 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 of course entry, as an Assistant/ Associate Psychologist or comparable (e.g., social worker, CPN, CAMHS practitioner), within a Northern Ireland healthcare setting.
2. The applicant receives, or has arranged to receive, supervision from a qualified clinical psychologist.

A maximum number of applicants can be accepted each year. Applications will be ranked based on quality of previous qualifications and experience.

INTERNATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

Non-EU international applicants are likely to require a work visa to secure an employment post as an assistant/associate psychologist (or equivalent). International students (for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their studies.

Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes. Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required.
*taken within the last 2 years

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: go.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this programme, our partner INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability to entry to this programme.

Please click the links below for more information:

  • English for University Study - an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level. 
  • Pre-sessional English - a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

How To Apply

Applicants for Postgraduate programmes are strongly advised to carefully read the important information and follow the steps set out here before submitting their application via the Postgraduate Direct Applications Portal.

If you have queries on course content please contact the school representative below.

Dr Sue Mun Tsang (Acting Course Director)
School of Psychology
Tel: 9097 5632
Email: s.tsang@qub.ac.uk
www: http://www.psych.qub.ac.uk

Applications and personal statements will be shortlisted for interviews which usually take place three-four weeks subsequent to the application submission date.

Closing date for 2017/18 applications: 14th July 2017

How To Apply

Queen’s University Belfast Terms and Conditions 2017 Entry
The terms and conditions that apply when you accept an offer of a place at the University on a taught programme of study.

Career Prospects

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 leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

Queen's postgraduates reap exceptional benefits. Unique initiatives, such as Degree Plus and Researcher Plus bolster our commitment to employability, while innovative leadership and executive programmes alongside sterling integration with business experts helps our students gain key leadership positions both nationally and internationally.

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Fees & Funding

There is a range of funding and scholarship options available to those considering study at Queen's.

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For tuition fee information see www.qub.ac.uk/Study/PostgraduateStudy/TuitionFees/

Postgraduate loans
From the academic year 2017/18, the Department for the Economy will provide a tuition fee loan of up to £5,500 per NI / EU student for postgraduate study. Tuition fee loan information.

A postgraduate loans system in the UK offers government-backed student loans of up to £10,280 for taught and research Masters courses in all subject areas. Criteria, eligibility, repayment and application information are available on the UK government website.

Fee bursaries may be awarded by the School and the Department of Health (80 per cent of programme fees) for students who are currently employed as assistant/associate psychologists or ‘equivalent’ by the DHSS at the time of entry into the course.

For fees and funding information please see the University's Graduate School website: go.qub.ac.uk/pgstudy

USEFUL LINKS

Queen's Direct Applications Portal
Steps to Postgraduate Study Guidance (HEFCE)
Queen's Postgraduate Admissions Policy

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