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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 will deepen your knowledge and you will gain skills relevant to clinical and counselling psychology and psychotherapy. The course covers professional issues relevant to clinical practitioners, such as risk assessment, ethical dilemmas and diversity in clinical practice, 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 Kingston Hospital, Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) adult mental health service, Place2Be, Paiwand, Pyramid and Rise. 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

For a full list of modules please visit the Kingston University course webpage.

Career opportunities

Suitable roles include assistant psychologist and research assistant in psychology. Graduates have also undertaken IAPT training as a psychological wellbeing practitioner, doctoral level training in clinical or counselling psychology leading to professional qualifications such as practitioner clinical/counselling psychologists, or a PhD in psychology.


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 (148 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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