Masters advice: clinical mental health sciences vs health psychology

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Masters advice: clinical mental health sciences vs health psychology

Post by doodlepug » Tue Nov 26, 2019 3:03 pm

Hi guys, I am in desperate need of some advice. I am in the last year of my undergraduate degree (I study part-time with the Open university) and I am currently researching MSc programmes. I am trying to decide whether to apply for the MSc Clinical Mental Health Sciences at UCL and the kings equivalent however the lack of accreditation from the BPS worries me, is an accredited MSc needed to get onto a DClinPsy course? Would I be better off applying for a MSc Health psychology programme instead or would this not be relevant to DclinPsy?.

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Re: Masters advice: clinical mental health sciences vs health psychology

Post by miriam » Tue Nov 26, 2019 7:29 pm

Why do you want to do an MSc? What mark are you expecting in your undergrad?
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Re: Masters advice: clinical mental health sciences vs health psychology

Post by doodlepug » Wed Jan 01, 2020 4:32 pm

Hi thank you for your reply, sorry for the delay in responding. Im expecting at least a 2:1, I am studying via distance learning and I feel that a Masters will increase my confidence levels. I also think that the placements will give me some experience, I currently work part-time with children and young people with learning disabilities and I think the placements will give me a 'varied' experience.

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Re: Masters advice: clinical mental health sciences vs health psychology

Post by miriam » Wed Jan 01, 2020 6:41 pm

Well, that's a reasonable rationale for a masters. But a lot will rest on the mark you get in your undergrad, within that broad 2:1 category, so make sure to get the very best grades you can.
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