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Taught Programmes

The Department of Psychology offers the following undergraduate and postgraduate programmes:

Undergraduate Programmes

BSc Psychology

The Psychology BSc will introduce you to the psychological sciences, and help you to explore their application to a variety of contemporary challenges. The course is accredited by the British Psychological Society (BPS), who highlighted five areas of particular strength in our course, including the emphasis on research-led teaching and the potential for students to benefit greatly from the research expertise of our world-leading Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience (IoPPN).

iBSc Psychology

The aim of the intercalated BSc in Psychology is to provide medical students with a one year, in-depth, critical understanding of research, theory and empirical findings in core areas of psychology. We will also teach you key transferable research skills and knowledge, which you will apply to a research project. 

iBSc Neuroscience with Neuropsychology Pathway

The one-year Neuroscience Intercalated BSc combines lectures, seminars and a strong focus on research projects to provide you with a wide-ranging, accelerated exploration of the major topics in the rapidly evolving field of neuroscience.


Postgraduate Programmes

MSc Health Psychology

Our BPS-accredited MSc in Health Psychology is specifically designed for graduate psychologists who wish to go on to becoming registered Health Psychologists with the HCPC. Our Health Psychology course combines classroom teaching, individual study and practical work in statistics, a supervised research project and a 100-hour health-based clinical placement.

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

The three year full-time HCPC approved and BPS accredited DClinPsy programme trains clinical psychologists who embody the scientist-practitioner ideal and will go on to become leaders in the NHS. The programme takes cognitive behavioural therapy as its main therapeutic modality, and has particular strengths in family therapy, mindfulness-based interventions, neuropsychology and clinical health psychology.

PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Therapies

Our Cognitive Behavioural Therapies (CBT) course provides practical, intensive and detailed training to equip you with the necessary skills to become an independent CBT practitioner in accordance with the BABCP guidelines.  You will work in Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) services and train in evidence-based CBT for adults with depression and anxiety disorders.

PG Dip/Cert Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis

The Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for Psychosis PG Dip programme equips students with a critical understanding of psychological models of psychosis and the skills to delivery high quality and creative cognitive behavioural interventions. The shorter PG Cert programmes focus on clinical skills for clinicians, or on theoretical background for researchers, academics and non-practitioners.


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