Clinical Psychology

Career prospects

The research degrees within Clinical Psychology are designed to help you develop your skills for a successful future in research, as an academic or in a related profession.

The MSc by Research in Clinical Psychology is typically undertaken by those who have successfully complete an undergraduate degree and who wish to augment their research skills and knowledge in preparation for PhD-level study, or as an indication of their research competence before entering related professions.

The PhD in Clinical Psychology is typically suitable for those who wish to pursue a career in academia or research, however, graduates from PhD programmes are also increasingly sought after in private, public and third sector organisations.

The PhD in Clinical Psychology is an academic/research based qualification. The training for it does not entail clinical work, or trainin in therapeutic interventions and therefore does not entitle graduates to work as a psychologist in any clincial or applied capacity. Applicants interested in an applied career should consider the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology