- Duration (years): 3
- Qualification Awarded: Master of Science in Clinical Psychology
- Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle)
- Language of Instruction: English
- Mode of Study: Full-time
- Minimum ECTS Credits: 180
Profile of the Programme
The three year Master of Science degree programme in Clinical Psychology aims to integrate clinical, academic and research aspects of training. Upon completion of their training, students will be able to engage in an applied practice of clinical psychology with different populations. The programme also offers students the opportunity to design and conduct empirical research. A major aim of the programme is to cultivate in training clinicians an ethical professional identity that will guide their work as researchers and as practitioners.
The programme is based on the scientist-practitioner model of training. This model offers clinical training to students that prepares them for a career as professional clinical psychologists. Moreover, the programme offers students the education to develop, through further training, into competent researchers and academics.
Upon successful completion of the programme, graduates will be able to work as clinical psychologists in different professional settings of the private or public sector.
Potential employment opportunities include:
Non-profit organization, mental health centres, clinics, hospitals, private practice, group practice, rehabilitation centres, psychiatric centres, etc.
Access to Further Studies
Upon graduation, students may pursue further postgraduate (PhD, or PsyD) studies in Clinical Psychology and/or related fields.
Course assessment usually comprises of a comprehensive final exam and continuous assessment. Continuous assessment can include amongst others, mid-terms, projects, and class participation.
Letter grades are calculated based on the weight of the final exam and the continuous assessment and the actual numerical marks obtained in these two assessment components. Based on the course grades the student’s semester grade point average (GPA) and cumulative point average (CPA) are calculated.
The student must complete 180 ECTS and all programme requirements, including 1000-1500 hours of clinical practicum.
A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required.
By the end of the programme the graduates will be able to:
- Critically analyze and synthesize information from different schools of thought and theoretical orientations in clinical psychology.
- Demonstrate knowledge and skills in the process of developing a therapeutic relationship and carrying out psychotherapy.
- Engage in self-reflection and critically assess their strengths and weaknesses and the impact that these have on their clients and on the therapy process.
- Conduct themselves with professionalism, demonstrating deep knowledge and understanding of professional standards, and practising according to professional ethics.
- Have an enhanced insight into the wide diversity represented by individuals who differ with respect to culture, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, ages, sexual orientation, nationality, and physical and mental status.
- Ask scientific questions relevant to clinical psychology, and have the necessary knowledge to design and conduct research in order to answer these questions.
- Acquire training in the selection, application, and interpretation of clinical and psychometric assessment techniques and methods as well as in the understanding and application of the results, following professional standards.
- Demonstrate knowledge of the design, use and evaluation of different preventive and therapeutic methods in their work with individuals with a range of psychological difficulties.
- Demonstrate flexibility in their role as clinical psychologists according to the needs of the individuals and/or groups they work with.
- Become exposed to a wide range of clinical experiences from different theoretical perspectives through participation in supervised clinical training.
Scholarships - Financial Aid
The University offers scholarships and financial aid to full-time students, in the form of academic merit scholarships, financial-aid assistance, athletic scholarships, and on-campus work-study programmes.
About the School
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