University of East London

Course Introduction

This one'year full'time (or two years part'time) course bridges the gap between BSc Psychology and doctoral'level training.

It is aimed at those who have had at least some experience in psychology services who want to go on to train as a researcher, therapist or clinical, counselling or educational psychologist.

You need not have a first degree in psychology but your training and experience must be in a related area and demonstrate a suitable career trajectory.

Getting onto a professional doctorate course is a highly competitive business but this MSc in a well'established, highly'regarded teaching environment could help give you the edge you need.

While this qualification does not have full British Psychological Society accreditation, it will nevertheless strengthen your prospects of advancement in your established career.

This is a highly flexible course which offers the possibility of earning intermediate academic awards in the form of a PG Diploma or a PG Certificate.

Course Modules

•Clinical & Community Psychology Theory & Practice (30 credit, core for MSc)

•Research Methods & Dissertation (60 credit, core for MSc)

•Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies (30 credit, option)

•Family & Systemic Therapies (30 credit, option)

•Community Psychology Approaches (30 credit, option)

•Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Therapies (30 credit, option, AKMI only)

•Cognitive & Behavioural Therapy Placement (30 credit, option)

•Family & Systemic Therapy Placement (30 credit, option)

•Community Psychology Placement (30 credit, option)

•Psychodynamic & Psychoanalytic Therapy Placement (30 credit, option, AKMI only)

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
1 year
Full Time
MSc £8,340 Home Fees
1 year
Full Time
MSc £12,480 Overseas Fees
2 years
Part Time
MSc £1,390 Home Fees

Qualifications required:

  • Minimum 2.1 Honours degree in psychology, social psychology, counselling, education, nursing, medicine or a related health and social welfare discipline. Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in writing, speaking, reading and listening (or recognised equivalent).