Clinical psychology is the practice of using psychological theories, treatments and therapies to assess the needs of clients in order to improve their health and wellbeing.
The BSc (Hons) Psychology with Clinical Psychology degree covers broad concepts of general psychology alongside specialised modules that aim to develop students' understanding of what is involved in working with a range of client groups in clinical settings.
Topics such as approaches to treatment and therapy and mental health and counselling skills have been designed to prepare students to embark on postgraduate study, to practise clinical psychology in a range of settings or to work in therapeutic areas.
This degree aims to address the key concepts and practices of Psychology, while also aiming to provide a level of specialised knowledge in clinical psychology. The course is designed to be especially suited to those students considering a career in health or social services.
A key aim of the degree is to provide students with the opportunity to develop a realistic appreciation of the work of a clinical psychologist. Guest lectures by experienced psychologist practitioners aim to introduce students to issues in professional practice. The course is also designed to prepare students for further training at postgraduate level ? the next step towards becoming a Clinical Psychologist.