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MSc Clinical and Health Psychology / Overview

Year of entry: 2016

Degree awarded
MSc
Duration
12 months FT
Entry requirements

We require an honours degree (minimum Upper Second) or overseas equivalent in psychology. A degree in which psychology forms a major component may be acceptable. Each case will be judged on an individual basis.

In addition to the standard supporting documents (two academic references and detailed academic transcripts), all applicants must also:

  1. Outline an idea for an original research project. This should be within the topic of clinical or health psychology and should not, to your knowledge, have been previously conducted. This need not be a project that you would undertake within an MSc, but is intended to demonstrate your ability to identify a research question and appropriate methodology. The research proposal is an important part of your application. When evaluating your research proposal, we pay particular attention to whether you have posed a sensible research question and whether the methods you have selected to address that research question are appropriate (max word count 250).
  2. List any relevant work or research experience you have had (max word count 50). 

Applications will be held and assessed together at periodic academic-review panels (PDF, 207KB). Depending on the number of offers made following the final review panel the School may continue to accept applications and impose a new closing date or place any late applications on a waiting list.

All supporting documentation can be uploaded and submitted with the online application.

Personal statements and CVs will not be considered as part of the application process.

Only fully completed applications with all the required supporting documentation will be considered.

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

Full entry requirements

Number of places/applicants

Approximately 25 students per year are accepted onto the programme .

How to apply

To apply as a self-funded student, please apply online .

If you are funded by the NHS North West Service Level Agreement (SLA), please apply via the NHS CPD Apply website .

Please note: this MSc is not an accredited Stage 1 Health Psychology programme. It does not replace an accredited Clinical Psychology doctoral training programme, nor will it guarantee entry to such a course. Applicants interested in Stage 1 Health Psychology should apply for the BPS accredited Health Psychology MSc .

Course options

Full-time Part-time Full-time distance learning Part-time distance learning
MSc Y N N N

Course description

This course is designed for students considering a career in clinical or health psychology. You will gain a thorough grounding in:

  • the current theoretical understanding of the psychology of physical and mental health problems;
  • the principles and evidence-base of psychological interventions to change behaviour and cognition at the individual, group and population level;
  • the role of psychologists within healthcare settings such as the NHS and how the science of psychology is applied in clinical practice.
In parallel, you will gain advanced training in the methodology and analysis techniques used within clinical and health psychology research.

Fees

For entry in the academic year beginning September 2016, the tuition fees are as follows:

  • MSc (full-time)
    UK/EU students (per annum): £9,000
    International students (per annum): £20,000

The fees quoted above will be fully inclusive for the course tuition, administration and computational costs during your studies.

All fees for entry will be subject to yearly review and incremental rises per annum are also likely over the duration of courses lasting more than a year 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 qualification award and method of attendance.

Self-funded international applicants for this course will be required to pay a deposit of £1,000 towards their tuition fees before a confirmation of acceptance for studies (CAS) is issued. This deposit will only be refunded if immigration permission is refused. We will notify you about how and when to make this payment.

We have a number of £2000 bursaries available to Home and EU fee paying students. These will be automatically allocated to all eligible* applicants upon acceptance of the offer.

*Please note bursaries are not awarded to those already in receipt of any other form of University funding.

Scholarships/sponsorships

We have a number of £2000 bursaries available to Home and EU fee paying students. These will be automatically allocated to all eligible* applicants upon acceptance of the offer.

*Please note bursaries are not awarded to those already in receipt of any other form of University funding.

Contact details

Academic department
School of Psychological Sciences
Telephone
+44 (0)161 275 2585
Facsimile
+44 (0)161 275 2623
Email
Website
http://www.psych-sci.manchester.ac.uk/
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