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MSc Clinical Psychology

Please note: The below is for 2025 entries. Click here for 2024 entries.
UCAS code 1234
Duration 1 year full time
2 years part time
Entry year 2024
Campus Streatham Campus
Discipline Psychology
Typical offer

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2:1 Honours degree

Contextual offers


  • Explore cutting-edge research in clinical psychology and clinical neuroscience
  • Apply your learning with a research apprenticeship during which you will work closely with an experienced researcher and be part of an established research group
  • Hear about current research issues from visiting speakers and develop your ability to discuss research critically and present ideas to a range of audiences in our optional research module
  • Participate in an optional work placement and apply your knowledge and skills in the workplace
  • Graduate with key transferable skills along with practical training in research methods and statistics opening up opportunities in data science and public sector roles or progress to PhD or research posts in universities

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Phone: +44 (0)1392 72 72 72

Top 100 in the world for Psychology

QS World University Rankings 2024

11th in the UK for internationally excellent research in Psychology

REF 2021 based on 4* and 3* research, submitted to UoA4 Psychology, Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Top 10 in the UK for Psychology

9th (joint) in the Guardian University Guide 2024

Internationally-respected social, environmental and organisational psychology research group, and a major centre for cognitive, clinical and neuroscience research

Entry requirements

Normally a 2:1 Honours or equivalent in BSc Psychology. A degree in another discipline may be accepted if it included substantial content in research methods and statistics

We do consider all applications where there is evidence of exceptional performance in modules relevant to the programme of study, significant relevant work experience or professional qualifications.

Entry requirements for international students

English language requirements

International students need to show they have the required level of English language to study this course. The required test scores for this course fall under Profile B2. Please visit our English language requirements page to view the required test scores and equivalencies from your country.

Course content

You will explore cutting-edge research in clinical psychology and neuroscience and use both traditional and contemporary approaches to gain a thorough understanding of key issues. We will encourage you think critically in order to solve problems and how to learn through team work.

Compulsory modules will develop your knowledge of advances in the psychology of addiction including how on how psychopharmacology-based interventions (e.g., psychedelics) can be used to facilitate recovery. You will also study advanced statistics and complete a research apprenticeship.

You’ll also choose an optional module enabling you to shape your degree to meet your career aspirations whether these lie in research or in the workplace.


2024/25 entry

UK fees per year:

£14,300 full-time; £7,150 part-time

International fees per year:

£29,700 full-time; £14,850 part-time


We invest heavily in scholarships for talented prospective Masters students. This includes over £5 million in scholarships for international students, such as our Global Excellence Scholarships*.

For more information on scholarships, please visit our scholarships and bursaries page.

*Selected programmes only. Please see the Terms and Conditions for each scheme for further details.

Teaching and research

How you'll learn

  • Lectures
  • Practical classes
  • Seminars
  • Tutorials
  • Research project
  • Convenor-led discussions
  • Talks from external speaker
  • Student presentations
  • Group discussions

Learning from experts

Our staff are recognised internationally for their academic excellence, high-quality research and applied output. They actively research the areas of psychology they teach, so their expertise feeds directly into our research-led courses.

Contact hours

10 -12 hours per week on average.

Tutorial support

You will be allocated a personal tutor who is available for advice and support throughout your studies. You will also have access to specialist helpdesks for statistics and assessment feedback which are run by postgraduate tutors.


Assessments will comprise examinations, essays, critical reviews, reports, posters and oral presentations.


Throughout your study you will use a range of innovative teaching facilities, such as an online learning platform, various 24/7 computer pools and audio-visual suite, 24/7 library, study spaces and specialised equipment. There are also extensive research facilities including eye tracking, EEG/ERP, tDCS, TMS laboratories, audio-visual recording suite and an MRI scanner.

Research inspired learning

All the modules you take will be underpinned by research-led learning. You will learn about classic studies as well as cutting-edge research in the core areas of psychology (e.g., cognitive, biological, social, developmental psychology, personality and individual differences, as well as potentially clinical and educational psychology). During the course you will learn to critically evaluate this research, identifying its strengths and weaknesses. The course will culminate with your undertaking a large-scale research project, making a novel contribution to the field of Psychology, under a supervisor who is an expert in that area.

Members of staff have strong research links with universities in other countries and there is a flourishing international community. We work in partnership with a variety of public and private sector organisations to ensure our research is relevant to policymakers.

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Employer-valued skills this course develops

You will acquire a number of transferrable skills including critical thinking, problem-solving and teamwork. We will support you to become an engaged and participative leader whilst the diversity of assignments will help you to develop your adaptability and resilience.


The emphasis placed on research and the opportunities to work with an established research group will leave you well-placed to apply for PhD programmes or research posts in universities. You will also receive strong training in research methods and statistics opening opportunities in data sciences and public sector roles.

Careers services

Our careers teams at the Career Zone can help guide you through a wealth of information to match your skills and interests to a career that will suit you. Our staff work with regional, national and international employers to develop new work placement, project and graduate opportunities.

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