MSc Clinical and Health Psychology / Application and selection

Year of entry: 2020

How to apply

Please apply via our online application form . See the application and selection section for information on the supporting documents we require.

Applications will be assessed on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.

Please note that the part-time option is only available to home/EU students. The full-time option is available to all.

Advice to applicants

When applying, you must provide two academic references and detailed academic transcripts. You must also outline an idea for an original research project within the topic of clinical or health psychology that has not been previously been conducted (max 250 words). 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. When evaluating this, we pay attention to your research question and whether the methods you have selected are appropriate.

International students must also upload a scanned copy of their passport.

Applications will be assessed at periodic academic review panels. We have three deadlines: 7 January 2019, 23 April 2019 and 8 July 2019.

Depending on the number of offers made after the final review panel, we may continue to accept applications, impose a new closing date or place any late applications on a waiting list.

We look for strong grades in research methods/statistics units (usually a minimum of an Upper Second) to support your application. If your course does not included dedicated research methods/statistics units, please provide details of which parts of your degree have included research methods, and details of your grades.

Please submit supporting documentation via the online application form. 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.

How your application is considered

Applicants will be rated on the following criteria:

  • a good first degree in psychology (at least Upper Second);
  • the academic style of your research proposal, including the ability to identify a reasonable research question within the field of clinical or health psychology and translate this into a research project using an appropriate methodology. 

Applications will be held and assessed together at academic review panels. Depending on the number of offers made following the final review panel we may continue to accept applications and impose a new closing date or place any late applications on a waiting list.


If you applied in the previous year and your application was not successful, you may apply again.

Your application will be considered against the standard course entry criteria for that year of entry. In your new application you should demonstrate how your application has improved.

We may draw upon all information from your previous applications or any previous registrations at the University as a student when assessing your suitability for your chosen course.