Our Master’s degree in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology will equip you with a high level of understanding of the theory and practice of clinical psychology within healthcare settings, preparing you for professional clinical training at the doctoral level.
You will study core topics including eating disorders, psychopathy and sexual offending, neuropsychology, and psychotherapy, alongside key statistical and research methods.
Throughout your studies, you will refine critical research and analytical skills in relation to clinical psychology practice.
Why Abnormal and Clinical Psychology at Swansea?
Our Psychology department has an outstanding reputation both in the UK and internationally. According to the Research Excellence Framework 2014, we are one of only four psychology departments in the UK to achieve a 100% 4* rating (maximum score possible) for the reach and significance of our work.
We are also ranked 2nd in the UK for Graduate Prospects by The Times and Sunday Times University League Tables 2019.
Our state-of-the-art research facilities include a high-density electroencephalography (EEG) suite, a fully fitted sleep laboratory, a social observation suite, eye-tracking, psychophysiological, transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), and conditioning labs, a lifespan lab and baby room, plus more than 20 all-purpose research rooms.
Your Abnormal and Clinical Psychology experience
Based on our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.
We can help you to secure clinical placements to provide valuable experience and enhance your employment prospects.
Many of our academic staff are leaders in their specialist fields of research, including clinical and health psychology, brain injury, sleep, cognition, neuroscience and developmental psychology.
You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).
How You're Taught
In the first two semesters taught modules are provided with the research project typically undertaken during the summer months.
Teaching is delivered through group sessions with practical classes provided on research and design topics. These will be assessed via written course work and a written examination.
Clinical Psychology Careers
A Master’s degree in Abnormal and Clinical Psychology will provide you with a vital academic foundation for future doctoral training in clinical psychology.
The typical starting salary for an NHS trainee clinical psychologist is £25,783. As your career progresses you could earn between £47,088 and £81,000 or higher. Salaries in private practice vary.
Careers and Employability
Careers and Employability Swansea Employability Academy (SEA) will support you at each stage of your career journey helping you build a bright future.
Our career support services include:
- Employability workshops, employers’ talks, bespoke events and careers fairs
- Individual advice and guidance from professionally qualified Careers Advisers
- Help with finding jobs, internships, work placements and volunteering opportunities
- Access to information resources on a wide range of career management topics
- Funding to support student internship opportunities and Student Society/Club events.
We also provide help and advice for Swansea University Alumni up to two years after you graduate.
To be considered for this course you will need;
- A minimum of a UK 2.1 degree in psychology or a related discipline
- A wide range of international qualifications are considered
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- An IELTS test is required to meet minimum entry requirements for non-English first-language applicants.