Develop your analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking through a research-intensive programme as you gain the skills you need to move on to clinical or research posts, or further clinical training.
This is a research-intensive programme, providing essential training as well as other fundamental transferable skills. Our courses have a long-standing reputation for preparing students to undertake PhD research and postgraduate clinical training, and our students have moved on to PhD positions, research assistant or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector, as well as non-psychology positions in industry.
This one-year course will introduce you to topics in clinical psychology, abnormal psychological functioning and psychological treatments.
Additionally, our world leading research in the area of developmental psychopathology, combined with our NHS-partnered clinics and training centres, offer invaluable research placement opportunities. These include the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression in Young People, the Berkshire Memory and Cognition Research Centre (specialising in dementia), the Charlie Waller Institute for Evidence-based Psychological Treatment, and the Improving Access to Psychological Therapies facility.
IELTS: 6.5 overall with no element less than 5.5
Entry requirements: Due to the popularity of our programmes and the restricted numbers we are able to accept, we would recommend applying as early as possible to avoid disappointment. You are normally required to have obtained a good first or second class honours degree (or equivalent from a university outside the UK) in psychology or a related discipline (for example, cognitive neuroscience). Your degree should reflect psychology as a scientific discipline and have included the study of brain and behaviour
What will you study?
Data collection and analysis 1
Data collection and analysis 2
Applying qualitative methods in psychological research
Introduction to cognitive behaviour therapy
Treatments for psychological disorders
Introduction to evidence-based psychological treatment
Research methods and transferrable skills in psychology
fMRI data analysis
Methods in developmental psychology
Methods in cognition
Methods in neuroscience
Methods in clinical psychology
Development of psychopathology
Topics in developmental psychopathology
Programming for behavioural and cognitive neurosciences
Principles of neurobiology
Topics in affective neuroscience
Topics in cognitive neuroscience
Please note that all modules are subject to change. Please see our modules disclaimer for more information.
How much will it cost?
How much will it cost?
New UK/EU students: £ to be confirmed* per year
New international students: £18,960 per year
The fees listed are for full-time study, unless otherwise stated, and relate to courses starting in the 2018/19 academic year. Fee information will be confirmed in offer letters sent out to successful applicants. You can find further information on fees and funding, including for part-time study, through our dedicated fees and funding page.
These course fees cover the cost of your tuition. Some courses will require additional payments for field trips and extra resources. You will also need to budget for your accommodation and living costs. See our information on living costs for more details.
Financial support for your studies
You may be eligible for a scholarship or bursary to help pay for your study. Students from the UK and other EU countries may also be eligible for a student loan to help cover these costs. See our fees and funding information for more information on what's available.
All of our MSc programmes are research intensive, providing essential training in analytical ability, methods awareness and critical thinking, among other fundamental transferable skills.
Our MSc Clinical Aspects of Psychology programme has a long-standing reputation for preparing students to undertake PhD research and postgraduate clinical training. Our students have moved on to PhD positions, research assistant or assistant psychologist posts in the NHS and private sector, clinical training, as well as non-psychology positions in industry.