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What makes Clinical Psychology at Worcester special?

Psychologists work to understand the processes that underpin our thoughts and behaviours. As the study of people, psychology offers a field of study as diverse and engaging as the many facets of human existance.

Clinical psychology is a fascinating specialist area of psychology focused on key issues in mental health, such as depression, anxiety, addiction, developmental disorders and recovery from brain damage, as they are treated in a clinical setting.

This innovative programme will equip you with a strong understanding of the broad concepts of general psychology, as well as providing a specialist focus on clinical psychology. This balanced approach provides you with relevant expertise whether you are wishing to pursue a career as a clinical psychologist, or wanting to apply your skills in a different field.

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Key features

  • An excellent platform to prepare you for postgraduate study - essential for those wishing to qualify as a practicing clinical psychologist
  • Wide variety of future career possibilities, including in the National Health Service, the legal sector, education, Social Services, forensic psychology and business
  • Excellent facilities including a new psychology computer suite and state-of-the-art eye tracking technology
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We have places available on a range of courses starting this September.

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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

112

UCAS tariff points

Entry requirements

  • 112 UCAS tariff points
  • Access to HE diploma welcome

The points used above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See our new UCAS tariff page for more information.

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

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Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Year 1

Mandatory

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 1
  • Introduction to Clinical Psychology

Optional

  • Introduction to Counselling Psychology
  • Introduction to Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychology

Year 2

Mandatory

  • Biological & Cognitive Psychology
  • Social & Developmental Psychology
  • Psychological Research Methods 2
  • Individual Differences

Optional

  • Evolution & Human Behaviour
  • Diversity & Inclusivity in Psychology

Year 3

Mandatory

  • Psychology Research Project
  • Mental Health and Mental Illness
  • Approaches to Treatment

Optional

  • Forensic Psychology
  • Business Psychology
  • Coaching Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Counselling Psychology
  • Applied Sports Psychology

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Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Course structure

In Year 1 you will gain an awareness of fundamental aspects of clinical psychology alongside a broader introduction to psychological theory and practice.

In Year 2 you will learn about mental health and mental disorders, and gain an appreciation of psychological well-being.

Year 3 will focus on treatment approaches for mental health across the child and adult mental health spectrum whilst allowing you to further investigate your chosen specialism through your psychology research project.

Please note that, at this level, students will not practice formal clinical skills, but successful completion of the degree could lead to further training to become a Clinical Psychologist.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Careers

Where could it take you?

Clinical psychologists are in demand, in areas such as:

  • National Health Service
  • Prison Service
  • Expert Witnesses and the Legal System
  • Educational Settings
  • Social Services

A degree in Psychology is highly favoured by emplyers, giving you an excellent advantages in the job market. During your studies with us you will learn new skills, develop existing expertise, study a wide range of approaches and methodologies and leave with a broader range of knowledge, skills and abilities.

An important part of this learning process is the ability to reflect upon your own experiences; an aspect of practice engaged in by all professional psychologists. We will help you to develop these skills through the Academic Tutoring system.

As with other degrees conferring GBC (Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership) with the British Psychological Society, the course provides the foundation for a career as a professional psychologist.

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Costs

How much will it cost?

Full-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fee for full-time UK and EU students registering in 2017 will be £9,250.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

International students

The standard tuition fee for full-time international (non-EU) students registering in 2017 will be £11,700 per year.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Part-time tuition fees

UK and EU students

The standard tuition fees for part-time UK and EU students registering on this course in 2017 will be £1,156 per 15-credit module, £1,542 per 20 credit module and £2,313 per 30-credit module.

For more details, please visit our course fees page.

Additional costs

Every course has day-to-day costs for basic books, stationery, printing and photocopying.  The amounts vary between courses.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

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Apply

How do you apply?

Applying through UCAS

Apply through UCAS

Clinical Psychology BSc (Hons) C842 BSc/CPsy

UCAS is the central organisation through which applications are processed for entry onto full-time undergraduate courses in Higher Education in the UK.

Read our How to apply pages for more information on applying and to find out what happens to your application.

UCAS CODE:

C842

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Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Course Leader

Daniel Farrelly
01905 54 2345
d.farrelly@worc.ac.uk