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Diploma/Masters in Applied Psychology (Clinical specialism)

The Diploma/Masters in Applied Psychology (Clinical specialism) is a training programme for assistant/ associate psychologists (or equivalent) to become a more effective and strategic part of the clinical psychology workforce and deliver stepped care psychological interventions. The diploma will provide students with the psychological knowledge base and core skills in psychological assessment and circumscribed interventions as applied to at least one commonly presenting clinical population. Those who progress to the M.Sc. will also attain knowledge and skills related to conducting and disseminating health service research.

The deadline for applications this year is Friday 18th July 2014.

Career opportunities

Whilst undertaking and graduating from the course does not confer the threshold entry award for autonomous professional practice in clinical psychology, it does, however, provide the following:
(a) promotes and quality assures the knowledge and skills required to provide low intensity psychological interventions
(b) provides excellent preparatory training for Doctorate in Clinical Psychology programmes.

Concordant with this, it is envisaged that the previous training and professional experience of graduates of the Diploma / M.Sc., who successfully attain a place on the Doctoral programme at the same institution, will be taken into account. It will also provide students with the academic and research knowledge and skills and knowledge to progress to PhD / academic careers.


Dr Kevin Dyer
Tel: +44 (0) 28 90 975632