MSc Clinical and Health Psychology / Careers

Year of entry: 2020

Career opportunities

Alex Norbury - MSc Clinical and Health Psychology

"I see healthcare advisory and consultancy as one way you can use health-related research skills in a corporate setting.

"It can be useful to take a step back from the course content sometimes and think outside the box about marketing your key skills and successes."

Alex Norbury / Healthcare Consultant at Mott MacDonald and MSc Clinical and Health Psychology graduate

This course provides an excellent foundation in clinical and health psychology research, theory and practice, which can lead on to a wide range of careers.

Many of our students have gone on to study for PhDs, or train as clinical psychologists at Manchester and elsewhere. However, you could also pursue careers within the third sector or private settings.

The strong grounding we provide in research and analytic methods is valuable if you wishto progress onto a research career or training programmes where research skills are emphasised.

The knowledge and understanding we help develop in relation to theory, evidence and practice, will also help if you are considering careers in clinical and applied roles, as well as policy-making and service development.

Our unit on professional development has been designed to help further support students in pursuing their future career goals.

See the British Psychological Society website for more information on training as a psychologist.

I am currently working as an Assistant Psychologist for Lancashire Care NHS Foundation Trust (Older Adults Learning Disability team). Despite having a lot of prior experience, I struggled to get an interview for AP jobs before doing the MSc and have found that I have been offered an interview for most positions applied for since completing the course. I also feel that the course content has been really beneficial for my current role. Just some extra thoughts to pass on as the course can feel really overwhelming at times but it is definitely worth it.

Jessica Ward /  Clinical & Health Psychology MSc graduate.