the supervision and guidance of clinicians and clinical researchers, you will
acquire specialist skills and knowledge that will prepare you for your clinical
career pathway, with a focus on training related to the core concepts and
techniques of clinical psychology.
Personal and Professional Development (PSYC750)
This module will enhance students awareness of the transferable skills they possess, focus thinking about future employment, spur reflection on recent learning, and promote the effective use of feedback to enhance academic performance.
Asking Psychological Questions: Epistemology and Strategy for Formulating Psychological research (PSYC751)
This module explores what it means to ask psychological questions, what good research questions look like, the philosophical foundations of scientific enquiry, and how good research questions shape how we produce new knowledge. Practical exercises guide students to identify, critique and refine their own research questions.
Advanced Research Design for Psychology (PSYC752)
This module challenges students to engage with advanced concepts in psychological research design, and to critically evaluate current practices in quantitative research. Practical exercises guide students to operationalise their own research questions within a quantitative framework.
Data Fluency: Processing, Visualising and Analysing Data for Reproducible Research (PSYC753)
Become fluent with numerical and textual data. Learn practical skills to summarise, visualise, and communicate insights from quantitative data; become familiar with software for working with large datasets; and best practices for reproducibility and transparency in psychological science.
Advanced Techniques for Psychological Research (PSYC754)
Advanced coverage of foundational techniques and introductions to specialist techniques for collecting and analyzing psychological data.
Advanced Interpretative Methods (PSYC755)
Advanced treatment of interpretative and discursive techniques in psychology, extending students knowledge beyond basic thematic analyses and introducing interpretative phenomenological analysis, narrative analysis, discourse analysis and conversation analysis.
Communicating Psychological Research (PSYC756)
This module teaches students to communicate their research, both in writing and orally by introducing the skills required to write journal articles, present conference papers and posters, review journal articles and write grant applications.
Success in Science (PSYC757)
Science is a collaborative, social activity. This module explores psychological evidence and practical strategies that will help students make an impact in academic and professional life.
Supporting Behaviour Change (PSYC774)
What makes a psychologically based intervention effective? This module covers a range of contemporary interventions for clinical psychological and behavioural problems, focusing on a critical analysis of the psychological mechanisms underlying interventions and explores how laboratory research can be translated into new interventions.
Applied Clinical Research (PSYC783)
Conducting research with service users in clinical settings poses a unique set of challenges. This module supports students to tackle a small-scale clinical research project and to analyse and report results.
Foundations of Clinical Psychology (PSYC791)
This module provides foundational knowledge in the theory and practice of clinical psychology, and the social, cultural and legal context in which mental health professions operate.
Understanding Clinical Interventions: Principles of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Systemic Family Therapy (PSYC792)
This module introduces students to fundamental principles and techniques of the cognitive behavioural approach, and contemporary developments which address individual psychological difficulties within a biopsychosocial framework. Students will be introduced to the importance of understanding individual difficulties within the systemic context of relationship dynamics, family, communities, and wider society, including the impact of social inequalities on mental health outcomes. Core clinical skills, are introduced, including listening, building a therapeutic alliance, communication, group-work, techniques for working with families, collaborative working, and monitoring change.
Core Competencies for Clinical Practice in Psychology (PSYC793)
This module introduces students to core competencies in clinical practice. Practical and experiential learning help students develop these competencies, and reflective activities aid students in the process of taking control of their own professional development identifying strengths, weaknesses and formulating a plan for treatment.