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Clinical Psychology MPhil

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Degree awarded
12 months full time, 24 months part time
Entry requirements

Applicants for MPhil study are expected to hold an honours degree in Psychology at a minimum 2:1 or international equivalent. Honours degrees in which psychology forms a major component may also been considered at the required level.  Each case will be judged on an individual basis.

Applicants holding a Masters degree in a relevant subject are particularly encouraged to apply. For an assessment of individual entry qualifications, candidates should contact the School of Psychological Sciences directly.

International Students: All International students must upload a scanned copy of their passport as part of the application process.

Full entry requirements

How to apply

Apply online

Programme options

Full-timePart-timeFull-time distance learningPart-time distance learning

Programme description

Research within Clinical Psychology spans the spectrum of key research themes integral to improving our understanding of psychological disorders. These include:

  • Cognition
  • Interpersonal and family environments
  • The integration of psychological explanation to derive understanding and intervention


Research training within Clinical Psychology provides a flexible platform for career development whilst offering structured progression to ensure study objectives are met. MPhil students will join one of the research groups within the School and quickly be immersed in the current research activity being conducted. Which group students join will depend on the area of study proposed in the MPhil application. Within their supervisory team, students will follow an intense induction, including agreeing on the key objectives of the study, resources available, relevant seminars and opportunities for personal development.

Within the wider research group, students will have the opportunity to discuss their research with fellow students, post-doctoral candidates and academics. Research Group seminars will provide background to recent developments within the discipline and there will be ample opportunity to share personal research findings, contribute to publications and attend/present at prominent conferences.


Progression is agreed in line with the MPhil supervisory team, and key milestones are established so candidates can monitor their own development. In addition to regular meetings with supervisors, the School of Psychological Sciences hosts a dedicated postgraduate academic group who can provide further advice and guidance. All MPhil and PhD students are also active members of the Faculty of Medical and Human Sciences Postgraduate Training Programme, which provides transferable skills training in research methodology, critical writing skills, intellectual property, research ethics etc.

The School also offers the MRes Psychology course which provides research methodology training within psychology. All research students within the School are encouraged to attend course units from within the programme that are relevant to their research topic.

Typical units include:

  • Practical Issues in Psychological Research
  • Advanced General Methods in Psychology
  • Structured Approaches to Qualitative Data in Psychology
  • Philosophical and Conceptual Issues in Psychology
  • Using Advanced Statistics in Psychology


For entry in the academic year beginning September 2014, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MPhil (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £3,996, Low £6,200
    International students (per annum): Standard £18,000, Low £20,100
  • MPhil (part-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): Standard £1,998, Low £3,100

Please note for the majority of projects where experimentation requires further resource: higher fee bands (where quoted) will be charged rather than the base rate for supervision, administration and computational costs. The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive and, therefore, you will not be required to pay any additional bench fees or administration costs.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of the course for UK/EU students (fees are typically fixed for International students, for the course duration at the year of entry). For general fees information please visit: postgraduate fees. Always contact the department if you are unsure which fee applies to your project.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Psychological Sciences
+44 (0)161 306 0259

Academic department overview

See: About the School 

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