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Clinical Psychology

Entry requirements


104 to 120 UCAS points at A2

104 to 120 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

104 to 120 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

D*D*-D*D

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

DMM-DDM

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

D*D*-D*D

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

DMM-DDM

104 to 120 UCAS points

104 to 120 UCAS points

UCAS Tariff

104-120

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Clinical psychology

**Course Overview**

- In a time when mental health issues are increasing – and increasingly recognised – Clinical Psychology has never been more crucial. Playing your part starts right here.

- A career in Clinical Psychology is seen by many as the pinnacle of a career in Psychology, with students attracted to the challenges that working with a wide range of mental and physical health problems can offer.

- Graduates will often work with those facing anxiety, depression, learning difficulties or relationship issues. With an increased public awareness of the importance of mental health, the opportunities for working within Clinical Psychology and the demand for graduates with an understanding of these issues is on the increase.

- This course is delivered not only by outstanding academic staff, but draws upon our extensive links in hospitals, health centres and Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) to provide frontline staff to share their knowledge and experiences with you.

**Why study with us**

- This is an excellent platform for progression to postgraduate study, taking you on to a career as a practising Clinical Psychologist.

- You can work with state-of-the-art facilities including our Clinical Health Psychology Suite, Brain Imaging Laboratory and more.

- In your final year you will complete a research project in an area of Clinical Psychology and study two modules dedicated to providing an understanding not only of assessment and treatment but also clinical practice, research and service delivery.

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory Modules: Methods and Practice of Psychological Inquiry, Introduction to Developmental and Social Psychology, Introduction to Psychobiology and Cognition, Current Topics in Psychology I. Year 1 Optional Modules: Topics in Forensic and Criminal Psychology, Psychology of the Media, Baby Minds: Psychology of Infant Development, Social Media and Cyberpsychological Behaviour, Clinical Perspectives on Psychological Disorders, Brain and Behaviour.

Year 2 Compulsory Modules: Psychological Research 1: Design and Quantitative Methods, Psychological Research 2: Qualitative Methods, Social and Developmental Psychology, Cognitive and Physiological Psychology, Individual Differences, Clinical Psychology. Year 2 Optional Modules: Neurocognitive Development & Disorders, Cyberpsychology Identity and Online Behaviour, Forensic Psychology, Topics and Techniques in Neuroscience.

Year 3 Compulsory Modules: Clinical Psychology Project, Application of Clinical Psychology Practice, Clinical Research, Service Delivery, Cognitive Behaviour Assessment and Treatment Planning in Clinical Psychology. Year 3 Optional Modules: Psychological Aspects of Cyberspace Theory, Research and Applications, Understanding Human Behaviour in Cyberspace Current Problems Debates and Insights, Psychology Placement Module, EITHER Violent and Sexual Offending OR Crime: Impacts and Consequences, EITHER Neuropsychological Disorders and Techniques OR Brain Treatments and Behaviour, EITHER Applying Psychology to the Educational Setting OR Advanced Developmental Psychopathology.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Psychology and Computer Sciences

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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.

59%
low
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 and health

Teaching and learning

87%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
74%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
52%
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

59%
Library resources
74%
IT resources
64%
Course specific equipment and facilities
52%
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?

91%
UK students
9%
International students
21%
Male students
79%
Female students
74%
2:1 or above
13%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
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.

£16,500
low
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

17%
Caring personal services
16%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
14%
Natural and social science professionals

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

£19k

£19k

£21k

£21k

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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