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MSc Applied Psychology is accepting applications


Applications invited for the 2016 entry to the Diploma/MSc in Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism)

We are delighted to announce that our highly successful Diploma/MSc in Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism) has made changes to its course structure to widen access to potential applicants.

A key change in the selection criteria is that the Diploma/MSc will now be open to anyone with a 1:1 or 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.

The Diploma/MSc will continue to have a rigorous selection process and previous course requirements (e.g., holding an Assistant/Associate Psychologist or equivalent post) will now be desirable criteria.

The Diploma/MSc was originally designed for Assistant/Associate Psychologists and other health professionals (e.g., Behaviour Support Workers, Social Workers)  in order to provide such professionals with comprehensive training in delivering assessments/interventions. 

We recognise that Psychology graduates could also benefit from a preparatory training pathway to support their entry into clinical psychology training and healthcare posts. This new aim has influenced the re-design of the course and widening of access criteria.

In a new initiative, successful applicants who do not have an Assistant/ Associate Psychologist (or equivalent) will have a Voluntary Assistant Psychologist placement arranged for them by the course in a Northern Ireland Healthcare Trust.

For further information, please consult the Diploma/MSc in Applied Psychology (Clinical Specialism) coursefinder page

The course application deadline for the 2016/2017 academic year is Friday 15 July 2016.

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