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University of Bath: Applied Clinical Psychology

Institution University of Bath View institution profile
Department Psychology View department profile
Telephone +44 1225 38 5115
Study type Taught


Gain foundation knowledge in clinical psychology theory and practice.

As part of this MSc, you will gain an up-to-date knowledge of clinical psychology theory and practice, including research. You will study different ways of understanding mental health problems in adults and children, and share insights into relevant theories and the latest practice models applicable to the UK.

You will be introduced to the foundation skills of clinical psychology practice, including interviewing, observation and psychometric assessment.

You will also learn about research in healthcare, looking at issues such as research design, governance and ethical considerations before going on to conduct your own piece of research.

Studying clinical psychology at Bath means you will be joining our Department of Psychology. The research interests of our members span a broad range of clinically relevant topics, including ageing, common mental health problems, psychosis, autism, eating disorders, persistent physical symptoms, child maltreatment and trauma amongst others.

You will leave this course with:

  • research skills that can be applied to primary, secondary and tertiary healthcare settings

  • foundation knowledge of clinical psychology approaches, theories and models

  • a strong foundation for further postgraduate training in clinical psychology or work as an assistant psychologist

This course is intended for psychology graduates interested in careers as practitioners or researchers.

Graduate prospects Studying this course will set you up with the knowledge and professional skills to move into a range of health service and research careers. It is particularly good preparation for work as an assistant psychologist, and a foundation for further postgraduate training or research in clinical psychology.

Recent graduates of this course have gone on to work in a wide variety of roles, including:

  • Assistant Psychologist

  • Trainee Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner

  • Mental Health Support Worker

  • Special Educational Needs Teaching Assistant

  • Research Assistant

At organisations, such as:

  • Avon and Wiltshire Mental Health Partnership Foundation NHS Trust

  • University of the West of England

  • Oxfordshire Mind

  • Tees, Esk, Wear and Valleys NHS Trust

  • Elysium Healthcare

Many graduates have also gone on to become PhD students at different universities, including the University of Bath.

This course is not professionally accredited and will not provide you with a licence to practise.


The University of Bath
Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences


The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences at the University of Bath conducts high quality research focussed on solving the world’s biggest problems and improving the societies we live in. Teachers and lecturers working within the faculty are active researchers and apply their findings to the content taught on our programmes.

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