MSc Clinical and Health Psychology / Application and selection
Year of entry: 2023
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How to apply
Please apply via our online application form . Please write your research proposal in the personal statement section (maximum 300 words not including the reference list).
We do not require a personal statement.
Applications are assessed at periodic academic review panels. We recommend you apply as early as possible. We reserve the right to close applications if the course is full.
2023 review panel dates are:
- January 16th
- April 18th
- July 17th
Please note that the part-time option is only available to home students. The full-time option is available to all.
Advice to applicants
We require the outline of an idea for an original research project within the topic of clinical or health psychology that has not been previously been conducted, please write your research proposal in the personal statement section (maximum 300 words not including the reference list). 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 are assessed at periodic academic review panels. 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.
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 and additional requested documentation (second reference and research proposal) will be considered by the admissions tutor.
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.