Master of Professional Psychology

What will I study?


This course consists of coursework, placement and a research project (6,000 word written report). The coursework component consists of 13 subjects (some with an online component) taken over the two years of the course.

These subjects provide you with a comprehensive foundation in professional psychology theory and practice that is essential to all aspects of psychology practice. This includes fundamental skills in assessment and counselling, ethics, adult and child psychopathology and basic intervention skills and includes the capstone experience of the course.

You will also complete 300 hours of practical placement over the duration of the course. This will provide an opportunity to apply the theoretical knowledge gained through the coursework subjects to the clinical practice environment. The placement experience will constitute a mix of simulation, role-play and direct client work, giving you the opportunity to consolidate your specialist training and apply the knowledge gained in the course to real world scenarios. The research project provides you with the opportunity to explore a question that is relevant to contemporary psychological practice.

All subjects are compulsory and satisfactory achievement of subjects in the first year of the course is required prior to progression to the second year. This course is only open to domestic students.

More information on the course structure can be viewed in the Handbook entry.

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