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MSc in Clinical Applications of Psychology

Duration: Full-time: 1 year

Min. entry requirements: High 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a subject related to Psychology

English Language: IELTS 7.0, Band B

This course is for you if you’re a Psychology graduate with an interest in clinical training, and you want to strengthen your credentials for the competitive entry process. The course is run jointly by the Department of Psychology and the Coventry-Warwick Clinical Psychology Doctorate programme.

Currently, we can only consider you if you’re a UK/EU student with a Psychology degree that provides Graduate Basis for Chartership (British Psychological Society). This policy reflects that UK doctoral training in clinical psychology is available primarily to UK/EU citizens.

You will study a range of modules on clinical research methods, evidence-based practice in adult, older adult and child/adolescent populations and clinical case analysis. You will also have the opportunity to do a six-month NHS placement as an honorary assistant psychologist, which is particularly valuable if you’re
considering a career in the clinical profession.

The majority of our graduates proceed to NHS assistantships and clinical PhD studentships. Many of our postgraduates have progressed to DClin courses, including Coventry-Warwick, Institute of Psychiatry (Kings), Oxford, Manchester and Trinity College Dublin.

Application Fact File

Entry Requirements

Doctorate of Clinical Psychology: 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in Psychology and relevant clinical experience. Qualifications or experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis

MSc in Behavioural and Economic Science: High 2:i undergraduate degree (or equivalent) in a quantitative discipline, including Psychology, Sociology, Mathematics, Engineering, and Physics. Previous experience of psychology, behavioural science, or economics is not necessary

MA in Psychology and Education: 2:ii undergraduate degree (or equivalent) with one reference and degree transcripts

English Language Requirements

Band B, IELTS 7.0

MA in Psychology and Education:
IELTS 6.5, Band A


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Tuition Fees
(2016/17 rate)

Psychology and Education
Home/EU: £6,780
Overseas: £15,480

Psychological Research 
Home/EU: £7,780
Overseas: £22,840

Behavioural and Economic Science
Home/EU: £20,840
Overseas: £20,840

Clinical Applications of Psychology
Home/EU: £9,000
Overseas: Not available


You can access Departmental Scholarships, as well as scholarships offered through the ESRC and Leverhulme Doctoral Training Centres - Find out more.

Additional funding opportunities can be found via the Graduate School.