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MScClinical and Abnormal Psychology

University of South Wales
United Kingdom, Cardiff / Pontypridd
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Essential Info

As well as modules that will develop knowledge of the aetiology and
treatment of a range of psychological disorders and abnormal
behaviours, this programme includes a substantial research element.

You will receive extensive training in research methods via a
postgraduate statistics module and will complete a postgraduate
dissertation in a related topic. Links with a number of agencies and
the University of Glamorgan Psychology Clinic means that suitable
students should have the opportunity for access to client groups in
order to complete an applied dissertation.

Students should be able to gain access to client populations to
collect psychological data in order to complete an applied
dissertation. This is possible through links with local NHS trusts and
local healthcare providers. In addition, the University of Glamorgan
has recently invested in a new psychology clinic which provides
clinical and therapeutic services. Suitable students will be able to
benefit from in-house research opportunities and supervised voluntary

The course draws on the research and applied expertise of
psychologists in the fields of developmental, clinical, health, sports
and forensic psychology. You will learn about a wide range of
developmental disorders including autism and conduct disorder, as well
as dependence issues such as alcohol addiction and eating disorders.
You will also explore interventions such as pharmacological and
behavioural treatments, as well as research on depression, anxiety and
personality disorders.

Career opportunities

How Does This Course Make Me Employable?

While completion of this programme will not qualify you to practice
as a Clinical Psychologist in the UK, nor guarantee acceptance onto a
DClinPsy course; the skills that you will develop should enhance your
applications for professional training programmes, Assistant
Psychologist posts, or Research Assistant posts in clinical settings.

Possible Career Options

Graduates of this masters programme will possess a diversity of
skills that will enhance their applications for a range of popular
training, employment, and research opportunities. These may include:

Clinical psychology doctorate programmes: These are extremely popular
and competitive training courses and successful applicants are likely
to have work experience in an appropriate setting as well as suitable
qualifications. Applied research experience including the collection
of psychological data in a clinical setting should be a useful
addition to an application for further training. The extensive
research training and applied dissertation completed in this MSc
programme should contribute to more robust applications to Clinical
doctorate programmes.

Assistant Psychologist posts: These are sought after positions with
many applicants for every post; not least because experience as an
Assistant Psychologist can help support an application to clinical
doctorate training programmes. Successful completion of this MSc
programme will suggest a commitment to a career in clinical psychology
as well as the development of skills and knowledge that are more
advanced than those gained during an undergraduate degree. This may
help to help enhance applications for Assistant Psychologist posts.

Research Assistant posts: Excellent psychological research is
extremely important in the field of clinical psychology. The extensive
research focus and the dissertation completed in this programme will
provide graduates with a range of research skills including the
ability to critically evaluate literature, research, and applications
in the field of clinical psychology, as well as experience in
designing, conducting, writing up and disseminating good quality
psychological research. These are transferable skills that should be
valued in a range of Research Assistant posts.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application deadline
Aug 1, 2018 23:59
Europe/Budapest time

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application period has ended
Studies commence
Oct 2, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States