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OverviewOur MSc and PgCert courses have a distinctive emphasis on the experiences of people who live with distress. Youll focus on the treatment of mental distress in both clinical and community settings, as well as developing an understanding of prevention and community means of social support and guidance. All students on the MSc programme can undertake a clinically relevant placement in the community or within the NHS.EmployabilityWe have placed employability at the heart of the psychology
Our MSc and PgCert courses have a distinctive emphasis on the experiences of people who live with distress. You'll focus on the treatment of mental distress in both clinical and community settings, as well as developing an understanding of prevention and community means of social support and guidance. All students on the MSc programme can undertake a clinically relevant placement in the community or within the NHS.
We have placed employability at the heart of the psychology courses. You'll benefit from an annual psychology specific careers day, clear signposting of skills development within modules and career opportunities from the School and across the University. You could go on to work in a number of areas including clinical psychology, psychotherapy, care coordination, social work, mental health nursing and occupational therapy. The course could also help you gain senior roles and responsibilities within charities or NGOs. Please note that successful completion of the programme does not qualify you to practice as a clinical psychologist in the UK and will not allow you to register with the Health Professions Council as a 'practitioner psychologist', nor to use the protected title 'clinical psychologist'. If you wish to apply for UK Doctoral training you must still have a BPS accredited undergraduate degree in Psychology (a good upper second is often a minimum requirement). This Masters course does not substitute the BPS accreditation requirement.
All students on the MSc programme have the option to complete a clinically relevant placement in the community or within the NHS. LSBU has excellent links with various mental health organisations. Previous students have had placements as support workers, recovery workers, and honorary assistant psychologists at organisations including South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, Oxleas NHS Foundation Trust, Cyrenians (supported housing), Camden MIND (recovery and support) and Phoenix Futures (recovery from substance use). We can assist you in finding a suitable placement.
Teaching and learning
You'll benefit from small group teaching, as well as receive tutoring sessions to provide further advice and support for future employment. Learning will also be supported via e-learning sites.
London South Bank University (LSBU) is a cosmopolitan university with over 15,000 students, from over 130 countries – and a global alumni network of over 80,000. LSBU is one of London’s oldest universities; since 1892 the University has focused on providing professional opportunity for all who can benefit.
The University has strong links with business and employers in the private and public sectors, which feed into courses and help students to form useful career connections and experience.
Work placements and experience feature on many LSBU courses, and many courses are accredited by or produced with industry.
Where you'll study
103 Borough Road
Kensington and Chelsea