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Psychology with Clinical Psychology

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Any subjects are considered. General Studies is not accepted.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Access to HE Diploma

D:30,M:15,P:0

Pass a named Access to HE Diploma with 30 Level 3 credits at Distinction and 15 Level 3 credits at Merit or above. Any subjects are considered.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

30

Any subjects are considered. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H1,H2,H2,H2,H3,H3

Any subjects are considered. English and Maths accepted within as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DDM

Any subjects are considered.

Considered in combination with other qualifications.

128 UCAS Tariff points including 2 Advanced Highers with Grades AB. Any subjects are considered. English and Maths accepted as GCSE equivalent.

Considered in combination with Advanced Highers.

UCAS Tariff

120-128

Any subjects are considered. General Studies is not accepted.

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

Considered alongside 2 A Levels at Grades AB.

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Other options

5.0 years | Sandwich | 2022

Subjects

Psychology

Clinical psychology

The MPsych (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology is a four-year undergraduate masters level programme which provides an academic preparation for a career in clinical psychology. Hands-on learning is at core of this newly designed course. We embedded practical activities into all elements of your learning, so you can put new knowledge into practice and build the practical skills a modern clinical psychologist needs. In our new Psychology Experiential Learning lab – Psyc:EL – you’ll explore the breadth of psychology at first hand. Working alongside fellow students you will experience psychological phenomena, learn about interventions and therapy techniques, and use psychological tools and equipment. Working through a series short projects designed to tackle specific problems you’ll get the rapid feedback you need to hone your skills and knowledge so you can achieve your best potential. Case studies and interview techniques show how our knowledge of psychology connects and informs other disciplines and give you the confidence and experience to step up to a career in clinical psychology.

As you progress through your studies, you’ll be able to explore the areas of psychology that interest and benefit you the most. You have the chance to spend a year studying at a partner university abroad or working on a professional placement to apply your new knowledge and experience to professional practice across a range of service providers. By your third year, you’ll have complete freedom of choice across over 20 topic choices, each taught by a world expert in their field, and will be working on a clinical research project of your own choosing. These options and opportunities allow you to shape the clinician that you want to become.

On completing the third year you can either graduate with the (BPS accredited) BSc (Hons) Psychology or continue-on for specialist training in the science and practice of psychological therapy.

Modules

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/mpsych-psychology-with-clinical-psychology

Assessment methods

https://www.plymouth.ac.uk/courses/undergraduate/mpsych-psychology-with-clinical-psychology

The Uni


Course location:

University of Plymouth

Department:

School of Psychology

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

73%
med
Psychology
73%
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Clinical psychology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

82%
Staff make the subject interesting
87%
Staff are good at explaining things
78%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
59%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

67%
Library resources
69%
IT resources
68%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
20%
Male students
80%
Female students
95%
2:1 or above
8%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,108
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Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
55%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Caring personal services
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations

20 years ago, this was a specialist degree for would-be psychologists but now it is the model of a modern, flexible degree subject. One of the UK's fastest-growing subject at degree level, and the second most popular subject overall (it recently overtook business studies), one in 23 of all graduates last year had psychology degrees. As you'd expect with figures like that, jobs in psychology itself are incredibly competitive, so to stand a chance of securing one, you need to get a postgraduate qualification (probably a doctorate in most fields, especially clinical psychology) and some relevant work experience. But even though there are so many psychology graduates — far more than there are jobs in psychology, and over 13,800 in total last year — this degree has a lower unemployment rate than average because its grads are so flexible and well-regarded by business and other industries across the economy. Everywhere there are good jobs in the UK economy, you'll find psychology graduates - and it's hardly surprising as the course helps you gain a mix of good people skills and excellent number and data handling skills. A psychology degree ticks most employers' boxes — but we'd suggest you don't drop your maths modules.

Psychology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£17,108
med
Average annual salary
94%
low
Employed or in further education
55%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

21%
Caring personal services
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
9%
Other elementary services occupations

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Psychology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£16k

£16k

£20k

£20k

£24k

£24k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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