Clinical Psychology


The PhD programme runs over three years full-time and six years part-time. The MScR is a 1 year full time and 2 years part time programme.


In the first year, students typically choose a number of optional taught postgraduate courses from within the School of Health, or other Schools within the University, as appropriate to their research programme, and as agreed with their supervisor.

Subsequent years of the PhD programme primarily focus on the completion and analysis of the main research, which can then be written up and completed by the end of the third year.


MSc by Research 

In the taught components, 40 credits are required (additional courses may be taken with consent from Programme Director or dissertation supervisor) in addition to a dissertation of 140 credits. The dissertation should not exceed 20,000 words, and should include a literature review plus a piece of empirical research written in a journal article format. Full-time students must take all courses within 1 year. This programme is also available part time over 2 years.

Compulsory courses:

Dissertation - MSc by Research in Clinical Psychology- 140 credits 

Optional Courses: 

Psychological Research Methods: Data Management and Analysis- 20 credits

Research Methods in Applied Psychology- 20 credits

Inferential Statistics in Applied Psychology- 20 credits