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Kingston University: Clinical Applications of Psychology

Institution Kingston University View institution profile
Department Psychology, Criminology and Sociology
Telephone 02033089932
Study type Taught


Reasons to choose Kingston – You will gain practical experience through a work placement. The University has links with charities, community groups and hospitals. Alternatively, you may complete a research work placement. – You will be taught by academics who are researchers and/or practitioners in clinical and health psychology. – Visiting clinical and counselling psychologists will give lectures about their work in specialist clinical settings and populations.

About this course This course offers in-depth knowledge and skills relevant to clinical and counselling psychology and psychotherapy.

The course covers professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners as well as basic counselling and cognitive behaviour therapy skills. Through a dissertation, you will research a chosen area in depth.

Previous placement organisations include: Place2Be, Paiwand, Rise and IAPT within an adult mental health setting. If you have already secured a placement before starting the course, we can offer research placements in our Psychology Department.

Example modules – Professional Practice – Psychopathology Across the Life Span – Research Design and Analysis

Career opportunities Suitable roles include doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology, assistant psychologist, IAPT training as a psychological well-being practitioner, and research assistant in psychology. Please note: this course does not lead to a direct professional qualification in clinical psychology, nor guarantee entry to doctoral-level training.


Kingston University


A vibrant, modern and supportive University based across four campuses, Kingston offers a wide range of postgraduate taught and research degrees. It offers people from all backgrounds and countries (140 at the last count) the opportunity to make a difference – not only to their own lives, but also to the world around them.

You’ll earn a postgraduate degree with a difference via 118 years of teaching excellence.  We will help you to achieve your career goals by putting your academic knowledge into practice, gaining the problem-solving skills and flexibility you need to adapt to the changing …

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