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University of Central Lancashire: Applied Clinical Psychology

InstitutionUniversity of Central Lancashire View institution profile
Department School of Psychology
Telephone 01772 892400
Study type Taught


Course Overview

  • This ‘bridging course’ gives you the perfect opportunity to strengthen your academic credentials in preparation for a career in Clinical Psychology. It has been designed to develop your knowledge, understanding and skills in core theoretical, methodological, and empirical areas of Clinical Psychology.

  • You’ll develop the knowledge, skills and experience needed for progression to the Doctor of Clinical Psychology (DClinPsych) courses which you’ll need to undertake if you aspire to take on a leading role in Clinical Psychology in the NHS, private practice or other related fields.

Why study with us

  • The course content strongly emphasises the importance of evidence-based working, with a focus on advancing your research skills and competencies.

  • You will be taught by academics and research experts in their field.

  • You’ll undertake a work experience placement to enhance your professional and personal development.

Further Information

  • There is currently no professional accreditation for Clinical Psychology at master’s degree level.

  • However, this course has been informed by the undergraduate accreditation of our Clinical Psychology Courses (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership of the British Psychological Society) and the taught Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (DClin Psych). It is designed to enable you to progress between these two important levels of training, eventually leading to a career as a professional in psychology.


University of Central Lancashire


Founded in 1828 as the Institution for the Diffusion of Knowledge, the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) now has a staff and student community approaching 38,000 and 180,000 alumni. The University offers over 200 postgraduate courses – both taught and research – in a range of subjects. What's more, UCLan is ranked in the top 6% of universities in the world (CWUR 2019/20). We also have a community of around 20,000 students from over 120 countries, including 5,000 postgraduate students and 700 research students.

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